State College community members were given a much-needed break from the cold outside Saturday at the Chronic Town hookah bar in the form of a concert, featuring Generationals and special guest Devin.
Music promotion company Roustabout! and Students Organizing the Multiple Arts teamed up to host the performance of Generationals' indie-pop styling and Devin's rock n' roll inspired jams.
Generationals have been developing a larger following since the release of its 2011 sophomore album "Actor-Caster". Chronic Town patron John Conley was one of the many who were ready to enjoy the show.
Conley (junior-architectural engineering) said he enjoyed the group's "old style rock with a newer flare."
The show not only brought fans of Generationals and Devin, but also those who had never heard either of the bands' music. For some like Teague Williams, they came to the show after seeing advertisements at Chronic Town.
Williams (freshman-information sciences and technology) said he found out about the show from a couple of friends, and he decided to check it out.
The set for both artists meant sacrificing a fair amount of seating, but this did not deter the audience. Some sat on pillows near the filled-up benches, while others chose instead to sit right on the floor for the best viewing experience. Those who did not have a place to sit were content with standing in anticipation.
The room was filled with people and smoke when Devin came on. He took the stage saying he wanted to "make everyone get up and dance."
His set started with the energy expected from his rock and roll style. By the second song, a few brave audience members took Devin's invitation to "get up and jump around."
For as many patrons standing and dancing with what little room they had, there were as many lounging and taking in the old-school tunes.
The crowd was as ready as they could be for Generationals following the high-octane wall of sound from Devin. After every song Generationals played, the audience let out a vocal cheer of approval.
As the set went on, more and more people started piling against each other in front of the stage. At times, the band was entirely blocked from the view of anyone sitting down.
Three years gone from the band's last show at Chronic Town, Generationals took advantage of the intimate setting by talking to the crowd in between songs.
Ted Joyner, guitarist and vocalist for Generationals, said he wasn't expecting the energy level of the crowd for such a small venue.
"They got really excited," Joyner said.
He also said the band has been off of the road for most of 2012 recording an upcoming full-length album due out in spring 2013.
Jeff Van Fossan, of Roustabout!, was pleased with the turnout for the show. He said it was "the biggest show [he] had here."
More shows are going to be coming to Chronic Town in the near future, with the Dum Dum Girls making an appearance on Tuesday, Oct 23.