Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Show Review - Sweet Brag Tour

The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
March 31, 2009

Bands: Emarosa, Sky Eats Airplane, A Day to Remember, Devil Wears Prada

They started RIGHT on time, so we walked in halfway through the third to last song for EMAROSA. The venue was already packed packed (it was a sold out show), so we headed upstairs. But by the time we sat down, it was time for the last song, "Set It Off like Napalm."

Lead singer, Jonny Craig is incredible. Mind you the music is solid, but it continues on this steady path that especially when you listen to the album, Relativity, it all meshes together and it's his vocals that bring it up and down.

Really need to see them again...

SKY EATS AIRPLANE had a million lights on tour with SENSES FAIL, but did not have them here. HOWEVER...the lead singer (who reminds me on stage of Craig from CHIODOS), did Jane Fonda "run in place" aerobics most of the set.

Is this a new thing? B/c then A DAY TO REMEMBER and a bit of DEVIL WEARS PRADA were doing it, which I hope was to make fun of him and not is a new trendy move.

Their music makes me nervous and annoyed. I didn't like them the first time, but was a little more impressed this time around. Still, nothing different or fabulous, but whatever.

A DAY TO REMEMBER is realy good, different in my book and the hottest thing out at the moment. Honestly, they should have been the headliners.

Most of the balcony flocked to the floor and opened it up like nobody's business. As soon as the the chant for "Downfall of Us All" hit, the kids lost their shit. It was awesome.

The chanted and filled in lyrics and you could see the lead singer was blown away. It's cliche to say, but they sound better live. Really great song choices. They mix like hardcore, punk, pop, rock all in one pot and it's good. Try it, you'll like it.

Plus, they ended their set with confetti showering the crowd below - hot shit!

DEVIL WEARS PRADA had these boxes placed on stage of different heights. The tops were outlined in pink, green and maybe an orange electrical tape and they glowed. That was the most interesting part of their set for me - sorry.

We stayed for three songs and hit the road. If you like them - rock on. I just can't get into them.

Sweet Brag Tour - very sweet.

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