Dead Day Revolution rocked the foundations of Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill, on Feb. 28. Dutch & The Disasters was the opening act.
Skeeter Joplin is the drummer, Mike Sandoz is the guitarist and vocalist and Christina Sturba is the bassist of Dead Day Revolution.
As the master of ceremony introduced Dead Day Revolution, Joplin rapidly struck the cymbals with his drum sticks. During the recital of “Bury My Soul”, Sturba showcased his ability to play the bass in an upright position.
Before the start of “Ghost”, an audience member requested for a more intense style of Rock & Roll. Sandoz jokingly responded they were more of an Americana band. Shortly after, he introduced Sturba. Afterwards, a female attendee yelled out how attractive he was. Dead Day Revolution looked in her direction and smiled. Towards the end of the performance—Joplin stood up, circulated around his drum set, continued to strike his cymbals and finished with his back facing the viewers.
Sandoz requested for all the swing dancers to make their way to the dance floor, before “Needles”. He went onto dedicate the song to them, as six couples danced to the sounds of Dead Day Revolution. Afterwards, he thanked everyone for their participation and asked for Joplin to perform a drum solo. As he continued to strike, the cheers became louder and louder. It gave Sandoz the opportunity to tune his guitar, before “Down The Road”.
Dancing continued, as Dead Day Revolution covered Roy Orbison’s “Clown”. This time some of the dancers occupied the dance floor, while others danced between the seating area and billiards table. When the music came to an end, Sandoz asked if anyone in attendance had the blues and continued their set with “Vampire Blues”. Two more dancers approached the stage, jumped up and down to the upbeat song.
Onlookers requested two or three more songs by Dead Day Revolution, before and after Dead Day Revolution covered Conway Twitty’s “Make Believe”. To end their set, they went onto perform an impromptu jam session. Sturba snuck in the introduction of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child”. Joplin pushed and walked over his kick drum, continued to strike it with his drum sticks and they brought an end to their set.
“New Eyes”, “On Our Own”, “Dancing on the Corner of Death”, “Wait”, “Sister”, “Children”, and “Just One Question” were also a part of Dead Day Revolution’s set.