• What was up with the sound?

    24 May 2013, 1:41

    Fri 17 May – Rock on the Range

    Third or fourth time going to RotR, never disappoints! Not sure what was up during The Smashing Pumpkins and Soundgarden sets, but almost couldn't hear any vocals, and the ones me and my friends could were not that great. So we did get to leave early and beat the traffic...

    Fortunately, the co-headliners both days (Stone Sour and Alice in Chains) really delivered. Definitely the top two performances of the weekend, with honorable mentions going to All That Remains, Hollywood Undead, and Sevendust. That's not to say there weren't other great performances, because I can list off at least another 5 that I will remember for a while, but the above 5 just stood out.

    That being said, Deuce needs to get over being kicked out of Hollywood Undead and spend his time getting a better stage show and not just talking shit on them the whole time. Plus, Cheap Trick just didn't sound right, not sure if they were trying to go harder for the audience or just sucked that badlly...

    Oh, and Otherwise are some of the coolest guys you'll ever meet, can't wait until they come local again.

    All in all, great show, and I cannot wait until next year.
  • Warped Tour Review!

    18 Jul 2009, 23:45

    Tue 14 Jul – Vans Warped Tour 2009

    Been a few years since I went to a Warped Tour. As a matter of fact, last time I went was two or three years ago when it was at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. Then, they gave you wrist bands and let you leave and come back. I'm guessing they lost a lot of revenue, because I know a lot of people who went to McDonalds and stuff at the mall, and after the prices for food, I know why.

    ANYWAY, here's who I saw:
    Saosin were pretty good. Actually, was only there so I could ensure I wouldn't miss any of Scary Kids Scaring Kids, but they put on a good performance.
    Scary Kids Scaring Kids put on a very kickass set, was very impressed and will definitely see them again if they come around. Highly recommended.
    Longway is a band I saw on accident. Went to wait on Madina Lake, and they rocked it. Seriously, either them or Madina Lake had the performance of the show of the bands that I saw. Funny story, after their set, my sister, friend, and I went over to their tent to talk to them. The Millionaires were performing, and my GOD are the awful! How did they get on Warped Tour. Lead singer Brian and us had a nice conversation about how we don't know how some of these bands got on a tour that originated as a PUNK concert. Very cool guys.
    Madina Lake put on a helluva show, too. Lead singer gave every single person who crowd surfed a high five whenever they got to the front of the stage. Them and Longway were awesome, and it goes to show that the bands at the 13 Battle stage were really out to impress.
    Not sure who the band was before Senses Fail, but I saw them, too. How do these bands get on this tour?!?
    Senses Fail was not as good as they were the first time I saw them. Personally, I blame the fact that they were in the Pavilion. The sound in there just did not suit their type of music. Sure, bands who aren't heavier bands could perform in there without their music bouncing off all the walls, but it just didn't sound good for them. Definitely better when they perform OUTSIDE.
    Black Tide was alright, but they ran into the same problem that Senses Fail did, so we left after a song or two. We ended up also leaving, my sister was going to check out Bayside while me and my friend watched In This Moment, but neither of us wanted to fight the ridiculous crowds to get to where we wanted to go, so we headed out.

    Overall, good show, I highly recommend Madina Lake and Longway if you are looking to check any of the bands that were there out.
  • Papa Roach = Saviors!

    22 Mar 2009, 4:51

    Sat 21 Mar – Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Burn Halo

    Papa Roach stole the show. I honestly was shocked, as I thought and heard that Avenged Sevenfold were the best live and would totally blow my mind, but Papa Roach was the best thing at this show. Burn Halo were good openers, and A7X did sound great...the less said about Buckcherry, the better (I, personally, was horrified with what they did to "Everything"), but all was made up for by Papa Roach.

    If you get a chance to see any of these bands live, go for Papa Roach. Possibly the best stage show I have ever seen, that Jacoby Shaddix knows how to pump a crowd up, even if you don't know the songs.