Sorry about the lack of posts lately, I'm going to try and use this one to springboard me into many more. All pictures are credited to my friend Dina. She's a great photographer and is planning her own site soon. Once that is up I'll definitely link to there. Until then, leave her some love. I'm deciding to split this into two posts so I can get this half out there. Second half will be done early tomorrow morning. Then warped tour review then back to originally scheduled plans.
I went to Jammin Java to see the Let's Make a Mess tour. It's a very small venue that only fits 180 people. However, that made it a whole lot better. Even though doors opened at 5:30 and the show started at 6, we arrived a little after 3. Everyone was friendly and it was a great time. I definitely am looking forward to more shows there. We got to about the second row in the crowd and all pictures below were shot without zoom.
Stereo Skyline played first. They played their entire EP, plus one new song. They started with Shake and Shout, followed by Fivetens In Harlem, Uptown Get Around, the new song, and Heartbeat. I actually enjoyed the new song and I can't wait til they get it recorded. The only problem with the performance was that the guitars were overdone. It was incredibly hard to hear the vocals. However, they still sounded similar to their recorded version. They aren't the best singers in the world, but they still have plenty of talent.
The Bigger Lights were on second. It was a hometown show so they were cheered like crazy. They began with When Did We Lose Ourselves, followed by what I remember being Apocalypse, Revved and Ready, Closer, and Goldmine Valentine. They performed extremely well and was not a letdown at all.
Up next was This Providence. I don't remember their exact setlist, but I think they started with That Girl's A Trick followed by A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing, Squeaking Wheels and White Lights, Keeping On Without You, Waste Myself, My Beautiful Rescue, and Letdown. Cassadee Pope came on to sing the final chorus of Waste Myself. She did an amazing job and definitely added something to the song. I actually really enjoyed the performance and although I am not huge fans of this band, I'm definitely getting more into them.