After spending months on hiatus writing their new album, punk rockers One Days Notice swept onto the stage like a tsunami. Their signature high energy incited the crowd to jump, dance, and sing before the music even started. It was apparent to fans that Jesea Lee (guitar/vocals), Chris Bassitt (vocals), David Vallo (guitar/vocals), Justin Albaugh (bass), and Ben Torres (drums) were back where they belong. Opening the show with a brand new song, “All That I Know”, set the tone for an evening of introduction to the exciting, new songs on their next album.
One Days Notice puts their own spin with their cover of “Just Dance”, making it particularly entertaining. Bassitt and Lee ‘break it down’ to a rap segment that is so catchy and fun that it is impossible to stand still. Old favorite “Gotta Get Away” features catchy hooks and upbeats, while “Wait” is a rousing call and response that you cannot stop singing. With a first look at the new songs, “Runnin’ Out”, “Feel It Now” and “When I Say When”, One Days Notice electrified the Roc Bar in Cleveland, Ohio, with a more cohesive musical tone, engaging lyrics, and thrilling dual vocals. It was a night of favorites as once more the local rockers wowed listeners with my favorite new song, “Riot”, and ended their set with my favorite from the past, “Shake It Out”.
The band is well known for their on-stage antics, and Bassitt brought the show to the floor as he jumped down from the stage to sing to the crowed room up close and personal. Vallo, famous for his air-time while playing guitar, did not disappoint as he leaped across the stage in a gravity defying jump without missing a note. The best part about a live performance of One Days Notice is that the musicians play as much for themselves as the people around them. They enjoy what they do and it spreads like a virus through the audience. Look for the new album, which is set to be released in the near future, and should come with a warning label, because One Days Notice is highly addictive!