Brand New with Glassjaw
November 21st, 2009
Glassjaw, the very influential post hardcore band, are very interesting to see live. Playing to the audience seems like an afterthought to them. They quartet faces each other as though they were jamming in a garage, making constant eye contact with each other, and with the bass players back facing the audience the entire set. Singer Daryl Palumbo breaks away from the rest to dance, jump and interact with the crowd. The eager crowd doesn't seem to see any of this as bad showmanship. From their reaction this band can do no wrong. Definitely work checking out - especially if you've wondered what Rage Against the Machine would sound like if they were heavier and more experimental.
The Kool Haus holds 2500 and most bands play their for one night. Brand New packed it both nights in a row! And their fan-base is a perfect storm of emo teens & collar popping young adults, all willing to shell out $ for as much merch as they can get. Jesse Lacey could have been Robert Pattinson based on the crowds screaming reaction to him. It's been a long time since I've looked over my shoulder in the pit to see the girls singing and crying tears of joy at the same time. This pop punk / alternative band are still reaping the success from the release this fall of their 4th studio CD "Daisy" (reached #6 on the U.S.) chart. I really enjoyed the sound textures in their material as well as Jesse's ability to command a crowd. His ability as a lyricist paired with Brand New's songwriting talents will ensure prolonged success.
What is up with journalists hating on Crash Karma? Get over 'who' is in the band, and review their music. They were amazing! 2500 people came early enough to see Crash Karma, and cheered the bands great set! Its seems that only the journalists had bad things to say. The music lovers, on the other hand, loved both bands. Jeez you people are such haters...very ugly.
Everything you said about STP was true, amazing band!
Since I believe you have no idea what you're talking about, I will not read past your first paragraph or any of your future reviews.
Your shit talk karma will come back to haunt you
P.S. Try spell check