Snapshots: The Driver Era w/ Summer Salt and Almost Monday @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 8/5/22

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The Driver Era performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Aug. 5, 2022. (Photos by Brooke Landers)

Brothers Rocky and Ross Lynch, who form the musical duo The Driver Era, performed at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently! They brought along openers Summer Salt and Almost Monday, and Brooke Landers was there to photograph the concert.

These are Brooke’s first photos for Parklife, and we think they really take you to the show!

(Info on The Driver Era courtesy Hello PR)

On Aug. 5, The Driver Era visited the DC metro area on their Girlfriend World Tour, celebrating their 2021 sophomore album, Girlfriend. The band is soon to release its next album, Summer Mixtape, which features their most recent single, “Malibu.”

The brothers wrote “Malibu” while daydreaming about personal experiences. “‘Malibu’ is about reminiscing on experiences in the best locations,” the band stated. “It’s about getting away. It’s the spontaneous trip you take with someone — maybe you knew them before, or maybe you’re meeting them for the first time.”

Watch the official music video for “Malibu” by The Driver Era on YouTube:

(Info on Summer Salt from the band)

Trop-pop duo Summer Salt — singer/guitarist Matthew Terry and drummer Eugene Chung — spent many years building towards their latest album, Sequoia Moon (2021), ever since jettisoning their Dallas, Texas, hometown for the arts-and-culture oasis of Austin after graduating high school in the early 2010s. The band quickly rose through the ranks of the local Austin scene with their 2014 debut Driving To Hawaii, teeming with both the escapism and recklessness of youth and the composure and charm of ‘60s-era pop, doo wop and bossa nova.

Recently, Summer Salt released “April Baby,” a song about Matthew Terry’s late sister Madeleine.

Said Matthew: “After losing her this past year and experiencing April 8th without her for the first time, I decided to write April Baby. The lyrics capture many feelings and experiences around our relationship that would take more time to go in depth on, but if I could sum up this song I would say April Baby is about our time in Spring of 2016 when she came to Montreal during a tour and we flew to Fenway Park during the Boston Marathon. It’s weird how the song kinda has a ‘team spirit’ nature around it because it wasn’t intended but it fits so very well. ‘If we lose we lose, as long as you’re beside me.’ The two of us are huge baseball lovers so in my eyes this is an opening day song.”

Watch a visualizer for “April Baby” by Summer Salt on YouTube:

(Info regarding Almost Monday courtesy The Oriel Co.)

Almost Monday, first emerging in 2020, has racked up more than 100 million overall streams, uplifting audiences everywhere in the process. Originally from San Diego, the group crafted their 2020 debut EP don’t say you’re ordinary in Brooklyn and Los Angeles with producers Mark Needham (The Killers, Fleetwood Mac) and Simon Oscroft (The Naked and Famous, DREAMERS). It ignited a string of buzzing anthems, beginning with “Parking Lot View,” “Come On Come On,” and “Broken People,” which cracked the Top 20 at Alternative Radio.

Watch the official music video for “Broken People” by Almost Monday on YouTube:

Here are some photos of Summer Salt performing at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Aug. 5, 2022. All photos copyright and courtesy of Brooke Landers.

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Here are some photos of Almost Monday performing at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Aug. 5, 2022. All photos copyright and courtesy of Brooke Landers.

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And here are some photos of The Driver Era performing at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Aug. 5, 2022. All photos copyright and courtesy of Brooke Landers.

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