Shows I went to last year in no particular order.
Warbeast opened. My first time seeing Phil live. They played a whole lot off of NOLA.
|2||Old Man Markley|
Down Side Up
A free show in Columbus, OH right before they started their run with Dropkick
Murphys. They played for two hours (which was pretty much every song they do,
including a cover of "Forgot About Dre").Joey (the bassist) sang Hot Water Music
songs with me outside the bar smoking cigarettes. Definately A highlight of the
Love Songs For The Retarded
A damn fun punk show. Masked Intruder, Teenage Bottlerocket and The Dopamines
Missed Polar Bear Club's set, caught The Bronx though. And Bad Religion killed it.
|5||The Dillinger Escape Plan|
One Of Us Is The Killer
The Faceless and a Dayton area sludge band, Close The Hatch, opened. TDEP was
damn chaotic and a whole lot of fun.
Signed And Sealed In Blood
Saw OMM again. It was my first Dropkick show though. They covered "Alcohol" by
Gang Green so I was happy.
Watching Movies With The Sound Off
Vince Staples, Chance The Rapper, The Internet and Earl opened. Mac had a great
stage presence. He has fun doing what he does and it really shows live.
Saw these guys play a few other times during the year. Always a good time, and
usually too many drinks had by all. One show Lemuria played as well and they were
pretty fun. Another they played a free show on Fountain Square in downtown
Cincinnati with fellow local punks Loudmouth.
I've always had a soft spot for these guys. I got my first introduction to Touche
Amore as well. Another highlight for the year.
My Shame Is True
Really the only (slightly) disappointing show of the entire year. Missed H2O trying to
find a parking spot. The Trio sounded a bit off at times. Left during New Found
Glory's set. But hearing the new Trio songs made it worth it.
|11||Every Time I Die|
The best overall line up for any bill I saw all year. Code Orange Kids, Letlive. and
Every Time I Die. Each band played their asses off. This was the type of show I go
to shows in hopes of seeing. Pure catharsis, not a single boring moment.