Monday, February 20, 2012
Start The Revolution...by A Skye
So how did you possibly spend your V-Day? Did you take that special someone out to a movie? Did you take them out to dinner and a movie? Well, I spent it at a concert. Probably one of the best touring shows I’ve been to in a really long time.
The ‘This Is War’ Tour came through Austin, stopping at the new Emo’s East ( http://www.emosaustin.com/ ) Riverside and it was freakin’ brilliant! Attack Attack headlined the show while Dream on Dreamer, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk, Sleeping With Sirens, and The Ghost Inside opened. Now I have to say that I was a little skeptical and wasn’t sure how you could manage to get Sleeping with Sirens and The Ghost Inside on the same stage… with both bands being very differet styles, but it couldn’t have been a better way to open up for Attack Attack! Now, if you aren’t into “Screamo” music or post-hardcore punk music… then you probably won’t like too much of what I have to say in the next few paragraphs. If you read this far and you’re still with me then let me tell you this… You missed one hell of a show!
Dream on Dreamer ( http://dreamondreamerband.com/ ) I’m sad to say to those of you that were looking forward to the write up about this band… I missed them. I don’t think I can explain to you the FRUSTRATION I felt. I was anticipating seeing them perform live since it was going to be their last performance on the ‘This Is War’ tour. Unfortuneatly we were too busy trying to find the damn place! We spent the first 20 minutes listening to them play in the car instead of inside Emo’s. While we were sitting in the usual downtown traffic, we had a little party [listening to their CD] right in the middle of the stand still traffic on the IH 35… I can only say I am still so very angry, [but] it was still pretty awesome.
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk ( http://www.facebook.com/cnccband ) the brilliant men from Paris, France… 'Give us one word to describe their performance' you ask? Legit! The opening chords were followed up by Bertrand (Vocals) running onto the stage dressed as, you probably wouldn’t have guessed this, A Giant Panda Bear (WTF?). They got a really good response from us and decided to keep the Panda Bear outfit for another song. Like all good things that must come to an end, the Panda Bear came off and the show continued in a breeze. There was a little bit of mosh here and there, but all in all it was great! The singing from Bertrand and Paul (Guitar/Vocals) was, to say the very least, impeccable. Jonathan (drums) was going off like I have never seen a drummer play before, and everything flowed quite smooth for a Pop/Punk, Metalcore band. It was one of the better shows I have seen.
http://www.theghostinside.com/ ), I am not gonna
lie, I was totally unfamiliar with this band. I had never even heard of them before this night. I saw them on the line up and thought that it would be just another small unknown band that was a filler. Holy God, I have never been so utterly wrong about what I was thinking. To say that the crowd knew them and how the crowd reacted, well that would be probably the stupidest thing I have ever said. This was the part of the show that I will remember painfully for a long time. This was the hardest most, metal band that had played that night and I had fallen in love. (Sorry Kellin, but this was freakin’ gnarly!) I would have to say that the place to experience The Ghost Inside, is right smack dab in front of the barricade. The plus side? Catching all the merch that they throw out, all the spit that is released and all the sweat you get to feel. Sounds gross I know, but this is a heavy band, and it calls for heavy measures. Now, metal bands are NOT my thing at all, but it was just something about the way these guys did it. I was stomped on, elbowed, kicked, head butted, and I’m pretty sure the guys that were jumping all around me were using me as a support beam to jump higher. It was the sickest show I had seen in ages and it’s gonna be hard to find another band to top this. The dedication that they had from the fans was unbelievable.
If you missed this show, due to other Valentines day “plans”, well guess what? I’m pretty sure your husband, or girlfriend, or sister, or whoever, would’ve been just fine seeing this concert. It was something that no one should have missed! On another note, there was one casualty and she was taken to the hospital by ambulance at the very end of the show. She was thrown over the barricade and she hit her head on the floor.
Well I hope you had some insight into the amazing night that I had for Valentines day and I hope to see you at the next show.
Angel in a Skye.