English rockers Royal Blood.

English rockers Royal Blood.

Last night, 107.7 The End threw its annual mini music festival at

Last night, 107.7 The End threw its annual mini music festival at KeyArena with a lineup eight bands strong and attractive enough to gather multiple generations. There were 16-year-olds out of school early to catch openers Royal Blood at 3 p.m. to 30-somethings straight from work to see TV on the Radio or Weezer. Yet those big headliners weren’t the only heavy hitters on stage last night; up-and-comers Royal Blood wowed the crowd, as did fest favorites Young the Giant, drum-heavy indie rockers Kongos, and crazy crowd surfers Cage the Elephant. Aussie sweetheart Vance Joy and a finale with Imagine Dragons seemed to please the audience as well.

While Imagine Dragons made an excited announcement that they had just finished a new album (and had actually been listening to the final mix right before getting on stage), Weezer was the winner of the night. Ending its set with “Undone – The Sweater Song” and “Buddy Holly” sealed the evening with a kiss of ‘90s alt-rock nostalgia. With as solid as roster as ever, this annual event, now 24 years in the running, looks to be a festive holiday tradition for some time to come.


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KONGOS.

KONGOS.

TV on the Radio.

TV on the Radio.

Young the Giant.

Young the Giant.

Cage the Elephant.

Cage the Elephant.

Cage the Elephant.

Cage the Elephant.

Original geek rockers, Weezer.

Original geek rockers, Weezer.

Imagine Dragons.

Imagine Dragons.

Imagine Dragons.

Imagine Dragons.

Weezer.

Weezer.