10/21/2015 Chicago, IL Subterranean
10/22/2015 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
10/23/2015 Buffalo, NY Waiting Room
10/24/2015 Toronto, ON Sneaky Dee's
10/25/2015 Montreal, QC Foufounes Eletriques
10/26/2015 Quebec City, QC Le Cercle
10/27/2015 Worcester, MA The Palladium
10/28/2015 New York, NY Webster Hall
10/29/2015 Reading, PA Reverb
10/30/2015 Richmond, VA The Canal Club
10/31/2015 Greensboro, NC Greene Street
11/1/2015 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/2/2015 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
11/3/2015 Jacksonville, FL 1904 Music Hall
11/5/2015 Houston, TX Scout Bar
11/6/2015 Corpus Christi, TX House Of Rock
11/7/2015 San Antonio, TX Korova
11/8/2015 Fort Worth, TX Tomcats
11/9/2015 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street
11/10/2015 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
11/11/2015 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
11/12/2015 Pheonix, AZ Joe's Grotto
11/13/2015 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
11/14/2015 San Diego, CA SOMA
It was loud, it was fast, it was angry, it was refreshing. I know some people may think this kind of music is complete garbage. Majority of people just don't get it. It just sounds like incoherent yelling with loud instruments behind it. I'll be the first to admit that it's loud and obnoxious but for some reason, I find peace in it and feel like I'm home when in the middle of it.
Every single band last night blew me away. The sound was on point. Each band was as heavy as the last and the energy of the bands never faltered. Because of this, the energy of the crowd was also sky high throughout the night. This made the show that much more enjoyable to watch.
I truly love watching people in a mosh pit. I love to see different styles of moshing and the new innovations are always interesting. There was a decent amount of people at the show last night but it was still super easy to see in the pit and I got to see it all. There was everything from your hardcore stompers to your good old fashioned metal moshers. Don't know the difference between the two? Maybe it's for the best.
The Last Ten Seconds of Life
Not only was the pit fun to watch, the musicians were fun to watch as well. Everyone on stage was full of energy and kept the crowd engaged whether you were in the pit or trying your best to avoid it. Although majority of the music was the same (and I mean that in the best way) each band seemed to have a different way of interacting with the crowd. Whether it was yelling at them to get moving, or expressing gratitude for coming out on a Monday night to see them, each band had nothing but praise for the Minnesota scene and that, right there, is why I do what I do. This scene is truly like none other in the country and I am so, so, so happy to be a part of it.
Buried Above Ground
All of the touring bands were great last night and seemed to get the amount of respect that they deserved. It didn't matter if you liked their band or not, everyone seemed to pay attention to either the stage or the pit and everyone cheered and clapped when songs were done. It didn't matter that these bands were from out of state, they were all members of our family last night.
Carnifex at Amsterdam Bar & Hall, St Paul (19 October 2015)