The Architects, from Kansas City, opened with a 10 song, 40 minute set of rowdy raucous rock and roll. Several times they expressed how appreciative they were to be opening for Agent Orange, idols of their own formative years, and backed it up with a high energy set. Few in the audience seemed to know them at the start, but warmed to them considerably.
Border Wars: Episode II
When Agent Orange took the stage things took a decidedly more punky turn. Their set included many of their classic songs, together with several covers including songs by Johnny Rivers ("Secret Agent Man"), Jefferson Airplane ("Somebody to Love"), The Who ("Shakin’ All Over"), and the Dead Kennedys.
The audience responded with major enthusiasm, though some of the usual punk show activities were rendered somewhat more dangerous by the lack of crowd density. That didn’t keep people from trying, though. Happy to report that none of the sometimes scary-looking falls, crashes, and tumbles seemed to result in serious injury. Agent Orange included two encores in their super high energy hour and a quarter set. They were clearly into it, and so was the audience.
All dates with The Architects:
10/07 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
10/08 Lakewood, OH The Foundry
10/09 Pittsburgh, PA Alter Bar
10/10 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
10/11 Providence, RI Firehouse 13
10/12 Collinsville, CT Bridge Street Live
10/14 Kenilworth, NJ 10th Street Live
10/15 Stanhope, NJ Stanhope House
10/17 New York, NY Santo’s Party House
10/18 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes
10/19 Philadelphia, PA North Star
10/20 Washington DC Black Cat
10/21 Richmond, VA Bandito Burrito Lounge
10/22 Virginia Beach, VA Shakas
10/23 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
10/24 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
10/25 Oklahoma City, OK Leon’s Lounge
10/26 Tulsa, OK Shrine