Casey Jones Last Tour Ever (Jan. 15, 2012)


Tonight, I went to Casey Jones' farewell tour. It was one of the first "hardcore" shows that I have ever been to. Usually I go to the metalcore shows, or shows where there are only one or two hardcore bands. I'm glad I went tonight though.

Local positive hardcore band, Uplift, started the show off quite well. They brought a lot of energy and they sounded better live than they do on record. My one complaint is the high-pitched hardcore backing screams. I don't know what it is about them, but I just can't get into those.

The second band was supposed to be Boys No Good, but sadly, they had issues with the radiator of their tour vehicle and couldn't make it.

Next up was No Bragging Rights. This was the second time that I had seen them. They sounded really good tonight, but I think I liked them a little bit more the first time around. Their set list was Beautiful and Spineless, 6th & Main, Weeding Out the Weak, And They Threatened Us With Fire, Blind Faith, and Empire: Disarray. My personal favourite was definitely Empire: Disarray.

The third band to play was the band that I wanted to see the most. Hundredth. They opened up with Let Go/Weathered Town, followed by Catalyst, I Hold the Key, and Willows. After Willows, Chadwick said "This next one is off our new album. We have it at the back and it's also up for free download on Mediafire Records... Not to be confused with Mediaskare". I love it when bands can joke around about illegal downloads, instead of "attacking" people. The aforementioned song was one of my favourites off Let Go, Live Today. They finished up their set with their most well-known song, Desolate. Mike Perez of No Bragging Rights did guest vocals (cleans) near the end of the song. If you ever have a chance to see Hundredth, I urge you to do so. They were one of the best bands I have seen live.


My purchases of the evening.

Next was Death Before Dishonor. I'm going to keep this part short. I was not a fan before their set and I was not a fan by the end of it either. Some of the songs had parts that made me bob my head, but other than that they were very lame. Maybe that style of "tough guy hardcore" just isn't for me.

The last band to play was the band that made this night possible. Casey Jones. Going into the show, I thought they were decent, but I wouldn't really have classified myself as a fan. That quickly changed though. After two songs, I was already becoming a fan. They really got the crowd moving while sounding awesome too! Casey Jones' encore song was a cover of Minor Threat's "Filler". What a great way to end a great night!

By Steven Pongrac ~ Me Gusta Reviews

 

1 comments:

  1. I hope Death Before Dishonor don't read this, they'd weep :feelsbad:

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