Photos By: Rachel Frank

By: Amanda Martinek

Local bands Big Bloom and Buddy Banter took stage at the new and improved Balboa (formerly Tin Can Alehouse) last week for Big Bloom’s EP release. Friends filled the house in support, crowding around the small stage with IPA’s and cocktails off the new drink menu in hand. Buddy Banter played first, with their signature pop punk tracks and each of the dudes still rocking brightly colored domes. Big Bloom followed, playing tracks off the new EP Last Daze. Lead singer Katie Howard whipped her long luscious red hair around like a modern day Grace Slick. A fun night was had by all!