Going to get this started again... Here are my videos from Norma Jean's show in Columbia, SC last Friday. All videos 1080p HD quality, if you like what you see, feel free to comment (on both here and/or on the videos), and please subscribe!
Really solid show, first time seeing the opener Luther- who put on a very good set, immediately caught the attention of the crowd... A lot of people moved from the back of the floor up front within a matter of minutes, check out their stuff if you haven't!
Crowd seemed really lukewarm when Luther asked who was pumped for the Menzingers... Only me and a few other sporadic cheers, but that changed once they got going on their set. If anyone wants to hear some awesome stuff, definitely check The Menzingers out, easily one of my favorite Punk bands.
Bouncing Souls: Long story short, I am now splitting my time when I'm not in college in South Carolina between Florida and New Jersey... I have never seen one of NJ's finest Punk acts, The Bouncing Souls back home, so I figured this would be the perfect opportunity. Good thing I made the decision to go, such a fun set they put on, and beyond honored I was able to finally see them!
Now following are both sets in entirety that I recorded, all videos are 1080p HD Quality so enjoy!
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Been a while since I've written in this, but here are my videos from last month's Enter Shikari and Letlive show in St. Petersburg, Florida... Both bands killed it, great energy from both as per usual.
Show in St. Pete was awesome... ATS was decent, and like what everyone else has been saying for the most part, they did an ok job at getting the crowd hyped up. Letlive was fucking outstanding, really all I can say there, and Enter Shikari as great as usual, had to leave a bit early unfortunately though. (Missed Arguing, Stand Your Ground/ES, and the two encores).
The rest of the setlists will follow once I find them out 100%, but here is Emmure's:
1. Children Of Cybertron
2. 10 Signs That You Should Leave
3. I Thought You Met Telly and Turned Me Into Casper
4. Sound Wave Superior
5. Solar Flare Homicide
6. Rusted Over Wet Dreams
7. Chicago's Finest
8. Demons With Ryu
9. R2 Deepthroat
10. When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong
Fun show overall. Lower Than Atlantis was different, but they were good. Alot of people in the crowd were lukewarm on them though. Some dude in a grey hoodie gave them a thumbs down or some shit and the lead singer went off.
Evergreen was awesome, so much better than they were at Thrash & Burn last year.
MMI put on a really fun show, and they didn't sound that bad. From what usually happens, their performances will probably go downhill as the tour progresses.
Chiodos was outstanding as usual, nothing more to be said.
Emmure once again destroyed it live. 3rd time seeing them, still haven't been let down by their live show.
I got the fuck out of Starland before AA started.
My videos from 3/11(only had one battery so I couldn't record all four sets in full) (HD):
Went to this at Starland Ballroom last week, and had a blast. All of the bands brought their A Game, and not one was disappointing.
It Could End Tomorrow: Meh, they were OK, but nothing good.
Fit For An Autopsy: Amazing for a local band. Pretty sure they have some former members of both Through the Eyes of the Dead and The Acacia Strain, so check them out. Highly recommended
Conducting From the Grave: Crowd was kind of dead for them, but they were really good. Looking forward to checking out their new album when it comes out.
Molotov Solution: Good stuff. Got the crowd moving, and their set was really good.
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza: Awesome band live, Their guitarrist is insane too.
MyChildren MyBride: Very good, but a bit of a letdown. Hoped they would've played a bit more of their old stuff, but they were still good.
Suicide Silence: So much better than they were at Warped. The crowd was amazing for them, the pit was huge, and they played flawlessly.
If you went to this tour at Starland or any other venue, let me know here how you thought the show was. Or if you plan on attending this show, also say so here :). I have a bunch of videos from the show up on youtube, so if you like what you see, subscribe to my channel!
Next up is a double header for me on the weekend of November 5 and 6. November 5 I will be going to see A Day to Remember/Underoath/The Word Alive/Close Your Eyes (Which I am stoked for beyond belief) at the Asbury Park Convention Hall and on October 6 I'm going to the Atreyu/Blessthefall/Chiodos/Architects/Endless Hallway show at Starland Ballroom.
Missed Texas in July, which is a huge bummer, but oh well.
The Crimson Armada- Good but worse than I thought they would be, probably set my expectations too high.
Oh, Sleeper- Solid but nothing great.
ABR- Absolutely 100% fucking insane, the crowd was mental, and they were amazing.
missed A Plea for Purging but got to meet Jake Luhr instead, which was completely worth it. Awesome guy to talk to, and really nice.
Impending Doom- Good, even though they played pretty much the same set as Thrash & Burn I liked them a bit better then.
Sleeping Giant- Great band, but way too preachy.
The Devil Wears Prada- So much fun. I was in the pit for pretty much they're entire set. Made up for the abomination that was their set at Bamboozle.
I was also shocked how many HXC Kids we're there. I knew the bands that played would draw some, but I didn't think as many as there were would show up.
As for setlists, most are partial but I can tell you some songs that were played.
The Crimson Armada- All i know is that they played In The Eyes Of God & Revelations
Oh Sleeper- opened with Son Of The Morning, closed with The Finisher
August Burns Red looked something like this:
The Eleventh Hour
Truth Of A Liar (Pretty sure they played it)
Up Against The Ropes
Thirty And Seven
Impending Doom- Same as their Thrash & Burn set.
Sleeping Giant-I know they played Gang Signs, Blame It On The Holy Rollers, No One Leaves This Room Sick, and The Army Of The Chosen One, the rest I'm not sure about.
TDWP- same as their Back To The Roots setlist.
If anyone was there, feel free to comment on how you thought the show went! Or if you weren't, feel free to comment as well haha. There's a pretty substantial gap before my next concerts, as I won't be attending any until October 16 and 17, with Circa Survive/Dredg/Codeseven/Animals As Leaders on 10/16 at the Stone Pony, and Suicide Silence/MCMB/Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza/Molotov Solution/Conducting From the Grave on 10/17 at Starland Ballroom. If you're going to one or both of those concerts or tours elsewhere or in NJ, let me know here.
Awesome show. All bands (besides Kittie imo) were anywhere ranging from very good to amazing. Chelsea Grin didnt make it because the singer had health problems apparently, and Greeley Estates didn't make it because of RV trouble. Here's my recap.
Motionless In White- much better than I thought they would be. met the lead singer, cool guy.
Periphery- Absolutely amazing. The crowd was pretty wild during their set, which surprised me, but they were spot on. Lead singer thought he was in NY for a brief second, before realizing he was in NJ lol. Also met him, and he was really nice as well.
Evergreen Terrace- Also good, but not as good as I thought they would be.
Impending Doom- Good, the pits were huge during their set.
Stick To Your Guns- Amazing. They have become one of my favorite bands I have seen.
Kittie- Incredibly bland and boring imo. Nu-metal isn't my cup of tea as well.
Born of Osiris- Incredible, the crowd was insane during their set, and their performance was awesome as expected.
Left before Asking Alexandria.
Full sets of all bands (besides Kittie) should be up soon on my youtube channel.
Next up is RevGen 2010 With The Devil Wears Prada, August Burns Red, Impending Doom, Oh, Sleeper, For Today, Sleeping Giant, and Texas In July. Until September 5th, This is CVS24 Signing out.
I just got back from The Pycknick Partery Tour (or however Artery is spelling it lol) at the School of Rock in South Hackensack and while I didnt go in with high expectations, I did end up enjoying myself. I was able to see The local band called The Gift Of Ghosts, Scarlett O'Hara, For All Those Sleeping, Woe Is Me, Abandon All Ships, And Sleeping With Sirens. I left before Attila and Drop Dead Gorgeous because 1- I had just drove back from VA this morning so I am very tired, and 2- I have heard nothing redeeming whatsoever about Attila's live performance, and I didn't want to hear the same DDG song played over and over again (While I don't mind DDG and I am a fan of their new album- I didnt feel like hearing DFFR and leaving). And I do have full sets from Scarlett O'Hara through Sleeping with Sirens, so if youre a fan of any of the bands I mentioned, check my channel out starting tomorrow around 6 pm, because thats when the uploads on youtube. here's my rundown of the concert.
1. The Gift Of Ghosts- Very good for a local (or at least kind of local, they're from Rockland County NY). good screamo to get the pits going.
2. Scarlett O'Hara- Another band who surprised me. Wasnt expecting much, but they were once again actually kind of good.
3. For All Those Sleeping- Good stuff, heard some of theyre new album, and they sounded good.
4. Woe, Is Me- Very solid band. Clean vocalist is mad good live.
5. Abandon All Ships- Erm... Interesting to say the least. I can't really take "guidos" from Canada seriously who think theyre home because they were playing in Jersey along with playing breakdowns while telling the crowd to fist-pump during said breakdowns =/. But they were also kind of fun I guess.
6. Sleeping With Sirens. Incredibly talented band. Reminds me alot of Dance Gavin Dance in a way, which is a very good thing. Hope to see these guys on Scream It Like You Mean It next year. Some dude screamed out at the end "you suck" to them, but my guess is because they didnt bring the br00tality, they weren't good enough for him. And trust me, I like breakdowns and deathcore, but shit like telling a very talented band they suck makes me sick. Mini-rant over lol.
So that's my thoughts on Pycknick Partery. If you get the chance to read this, and you went to Pycknick Partery somewhere else, feel free to comment on how you felt about the bands and the overall concert. And for those who are going to one of the remaining dates, I hope I provided a good guide to base youre concert experience off of :).
Next up is Thrash and Burn (Hopefully) on Tuesday at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, followed by RevGen 2010 on September 4 at Revelation Farms in Frenchtown, NJ. If anyone is going to either, let me know here! And if anyone went to Thrash and Burn, let me know what to expect.
Until (hopefully) Tuesday Night or Wednesday Morning, this is CVS24 Signing out.
For those who have been contemplating going to this years Cool Tour (For those who don't know what the tour is, think of a smaller Sounds Of The Underground- same sponsors and similar bands) and have the money and the rides lined up but don't have a ticket, make sure you get that ticket quick, because this was an outstanding concert. From the solid up and coming christian metalcore band War of Ages, the Canadian southern sludge punk rockers (a letdown in an otherwise outstanding lineup) Cancer Bats, the British tech metalcore band Architects, The hard-hitting Massachusetts natives The Acacia Strain, the screamo/post-hardcore artists from Arizona Blessthefall, the masterful progressive metallers Between the Buried and Me, The ever powerful Underoath, to the headliner, the almighty As I Lay Dying, there is not one band (besides Cancer Bats imo) that is worth missing. And yes, this concert was definitely worth the gigantic run-on sentence that preceded this one lol.
Also, make sure you check out my channel page listed in my profile because I have entire sets posted from all bands besides BTBAM because Youtube wouldn't allow me to upload videos that are 10+ minutes long. So check those videos out, subscribe to my channel, and if The Cool Tour is coming to a city near you, I highly recommend that you attend, as it is a can't miss event for metal/hardcore fans!
If everything goes as planned, the next event that I will be attending is The Pycnik Partery Tour on August 8 headlined by Drop Dead, Gorgeous with performances from Scarlett O'Hara, Woe, Is Me, For All Those Sleeping, Sleeping With Sirens, and Attila.
And following that concert two days later is the Thrash & Burn Tour- Which boasts a lineup of Chelsea Grin, Motionless In White, Periphery, Greeley Estates, Evergreen Terrace, Impending Doom, Stick To Your Guns, Kittie, Born Of Osiris, and Asking Alexandria.
So until August 9th (or 11th) This is CVS24, signing off
On July 18, 2010 (yesterday) I attended Warped for the 2nd time, my first time being last year. Being the metalcore/deathcore/screamo fan that I am, I was incredibly excited about the line-up, but I was confident that there was going to be time overlaps because there were so many bands I wanted to see. But this was not the case. The only band I missed was Enter Shikari which was fine because I ended up seeing Whitechapel. Warped ended up being a blast, and is probably the 2nd best concert I've been to ever, with In Flames w/BTBAM, 3 Inches of Blood, and The Faceless being the best. But now on to the daily recap:
In Fear And Faith- IFAF was the first band of the day, and although they put on a good set, the crowd was dead.
Emmure- 2nd time seeing these guys, and even though they are widely hated (I couldn't stand their last album myself) they kill live. Even their new stuff sounds amazing live. Shame it couldnt translate into their recording. Oh, and they had the biggest pit hands down.
The Dillinger Escape Plan- I was so pleased to have seen TDEP, and they put on a great show. Some of the craziest dudes on stage, and they are definitely a band that you should see just for their live performance, regardless of taste.
Whitechapel- Absolutely amazing. Tied for best performance of the day imo.
Bring Me The Horizon- The band performed well, but besides his lows, Oli's vocals were shot to shit.
Suicide Silence- I liked their set alot, but the crowd left a bit more to be desired. The hardcore pits were big, but Mitch was begging for the crowd to start a circle pit, which they didn't until the 2nd to last song, No Time To Bleed.
Parkway Drive- see Whitechapel above.
Alesana- Very intense performance. Probably the best straight up screamo band I've seen live.
Every Time I Die- Not as good as I thought they would be, but still pretty damn good.
But since this is my youtube blog, I have to mention that I have entire sets posted on my channel from Emmure, Whitechapel, and Suicide Silence along with partial Dillinger Escape Plan, Bring Me The Horizon, In Fear And Faith sets as well. So make sure you check my videos out and subscribe to me ;)! Until Thursday after I come back with my Cool Tour Report, this is CVS24 signing out.