NO VACATION + SALES IN PHOENIX SHOW REVIEW

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      A Crescent Ballroom at full capacity can be a rare sight in the summer, but with No Vacation and Sales teaming up to tackle the hot streets of Arizona, selling out a weeknight seems effortless.

      Taking the stage first for the evening was No Vacation, setting the mood for the evening with “Sad Valentine” off their 2015 EP Summer Break Mixtape. As bedroom pop bliss filled the ears of listeners throughout the ballroom, a universal sway broke out among the audience.

     After an indefinite hiatus in 2015, the band had only just reunited in late 2017. With a now somewhat different lineup, and a move from San Francisco to Brooklyn, the band is up and running once again. Playing old and new hits, it was obvious No Vacation was approaching the tour with a newly refreshed outlook.

      Approaching the end of their breathtaking set, a chant for their hit “Dream Girl” broke out among the crowd, and luckily for them, that was exactly as No Vacation planned. Somehow within their half hour set, No Vacation was able to clear the minds and open the hearts of each individual.

       Up next was the main attraction, Sales, a duo coming from the stormy streets of Florida. With a vast setlist, songs faded into each other, creating one large tune altogether.

     While it was easy to get caught up in the beautiful lyrical melodies of Lauren Morgan, or the hums of Jordan Shih’s guitar, when they played hits like “Big Sis,” fans went wild, singing along and moving with everything in them.

       Sales and No Vacation are on tour together for the rest of August, and are a must see.


LISTEN TO SALES AND NO VACATION.

SARA WINDOM