The Sweetchunks (chucks?) Band Rock Rescue Rooms Music Reviews by Editor - February 13, 20240 At the Rescue Rooms, an evening unfolded that was nothing short of magical, courtesy of The Sweetchunks Band. It was a gig that would etch itself into the memories of all who attended, demonstrating the profound connection between the band and their fans, especially in the wake of their latest album, Glittunderbuss. From the onset, it was apparent this was not just another performance. The inclusion of “Everything is fine,” “Diego,” “Is this the one?” and “Independent nuclear deterrent” from their new album, early in the set, showcased a bold move. The band ventured into new territory, perhaps even surprising themselves by the overwhelming positive reception. The crowd’s reaction was spectacular, with fans singing along to the newly released tracks as if they were classics that had been around for years.What stood out was not just the audience’s familiarity with the new songs but the sheer joy and energy that filled the room. Aubrey’s moment of gratitude towards The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican for providing the stage highlighted the camaraderie and shared spirit among artists. This gesture underscored the evening’s theme of community and mutual appreciation that makes live music so special. As the night progressed, it became clear that The Sweetchunks Band has reached a pivotal point in their journey. With an arsenal of “must-hear” tracks, the once sufficient 45-minute set now feels like a mere teaser. The band’s evolution has led to a repertoire so rich and engaging that fans are left yearning for more, demonstrating the depth and breadth of their musical and lyrical prowess. The evening at Rescue Rooms was a celebration of new music becoming instantly cherished, of artists and fans coming together in a shared experience that transcends the ordinary. The Sweetchunks Band, with their undeniable talent and connection to their audience, proved once again that their music isn’t just listened to; it’s experienced. This gig was a vivid testament to the band’s growing legacy and the unquenchable thirst for more of their captivating performances.