Dante Alighieri

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Five Awesome Shows This Year

five shows this year that have rocked hard in one way or another.
1Dropkick Murphys

Long time fan, first time concert. Not really knowing what to expect from these guys, just the fact that its fucking Dropkick Murphys. Me and a couple buds stopped by our local watering hole an hour and a half before the show, drive wasted as fuck to the place, and show up shitty face drunk. Chuck Ragan opened but to be honest I was completely not in the mood for him. Dropkick showed up and owned. Acoustics in the venue sucked ass, or maybe I was just too drunk to tell, but I could barely make out what song they were playing... "The Warriors Code"? "Citizen CIA"? "Goin' Out In Style"? Anyways, post-show was spent lying on the concrete sidewalk out of exhaustion before finally puking out everything on the way to the car and had some drive-thru cheeseburgers.
2Power of the Riff pt.1 and 2

Part 1 consisted of Alpinist, Masakari, All Pigs Must Die, Pelican, Noothgrush and Winter. Very bipolar crowd which was split between the hardcore younger crew and the old school doom metallers. Was still a fucking amazing show! Masakari and Alpinist played nearly all their songs off their recent split together, All Pigs carried all the experience of their respective band members. Pelican was a little disappointing, or just dull... Noothgrush and Winter were evil as fuck. Winter's sound translates amazingly in concert... Part 2 of POTR was a bit more of a let down. Baptists opened: they rocked. Trap Them played next but was plagued by constant technical glitches and a drummer who kept getting massive cramps after every song. Black Breath were late as fuck and played a pretty half-hearted set due to just finishing up an earlier gig. From Ashes Rise closed but at that point it was nearly midnight and everyone was tired as fuck... didn't even stay for the encore.
3Wolves In The Throne Room

Their final date on the Celestial Lineage tour in their homestate of Washington. Played in a run-down ball room on the outskirts of Old- Tacoma. Never seen these guys prior but they obviously go through a lot of pains in setting up their live show (banners, burning sage, weird ass log lights, oil lamps 'n shit). Show opened with two local punk bands (Marrow and Earth Control) which seemed a tad at odds with the style WITTR play but was awesome nonetheless. Say what you will about Celestial Lineage as an album, Wolves fucking owned every single song. Opened with "Thuja Magus Imperium" and closed with "I Will Lay Down My Bones Among the Rocks and Roots". Dropped at least $50 on assorted merch and silk screens but was a little PO'd they didn't carry any vinyl... oh, well.

The Oneirology Tour. Hip-hop shows have always been confusing for me... in Seattle at least, they're more like social events than anything else (a DJ constantly playing, people talking in circles left and right, carefully caressing their drinks, and occasionally paying attention to who's playing). Tonedeff did a good job engaging the crowd; doing mamba-lines, bringing hella people on-stage to party, showing off the speed of his rhymes and crowd surfing. Cunninlynguists were a little haphazard at their show; a shit ton of 'call and response', retarded on the spot improvs on weed and drugs, and a heavy emphasis on their early material. Their closing song "Enemies With Benefits" was fucking out of this world amazing though. Blue Sky Black Death ultimately won the show with a huge live set complete with lazers and smoke machines that went on for nearly an hour and a half.

Opened with Your Demise, Trapped Under Ice and Stick To Your Guns. Basically a fairly basic show that ended super early because some kid got jumped hardcore in the middle of Stick To Your Guns' set and had to call an ambulance in to shuttle him out. Like ten cop cruisers showed up, took everyone's statement and the show was over like that. I think they got the dudes who fucked this guy up like a couple days later?
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