Throw The Fight, Stars In Stereo, & Black Veil Brides
Stars In Stereo were...amazing! Bec Hollcraft definitely has become more provocative since the last time I saw them, but they developed in stage presence dramatically. They played three new songs off their soon-to-be-released album, which all were EXCELLENT. SinS--of course--played "The Broken" and "Violence," but being pressed for time didn't play very many of their bests. Bec's voice is just something special, so clear and with such wild range, it's hard to believe it's real. She's so clearly professionally trained, and her voice works so well with the band, it's just awesome!
Black Veil Brides weren't wearing make-up. I don't know why, but Andy Biersack is HOT without it, and he knows it. BVB rocked! They only got to play 40 minutes...and I was so sad when it ended. They played "Fallen Angels" and "In The End," but to my surprise didn't play "Knives and Pens," the very first song I ever heard by BVB and one of their most popular. They did a lot of posing, which was kind of annoying, but on the other hand they did a lot of background singing and audience interaction which isn't super common, and quite fun. I had a blast! There was this one-woman mosh-pit who, no matter how many times the guys next to me crowd-surfed her, showed up and jammed with herself. It became a bit much when she took off her clothes, but we just couldn't get rid of her (we think she was on something VERY strong). It was a crazy-amazing experience and I loved it!
Thank you to all the bands that played! Apologies to Bullet For My Valentine for not being able to stay for your performance.
Zoe Adler is a music journalist from Long Beach, California. Besides her website, which is her pride and joy, she works with the GRAMMY Foundation and the Long Beach Independent. Additionally, Ms. Adler is a musician, spending half of her time playing the flute, piccolo, trombone, and marching baritone. She has been with TeenView Music since the very start and hopes to make something of it in the future.