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Nick_to_the_face
11-12-2013, 10:50 AM
I was beyond stoked when I heard we were getting an off-date, since I'm not a TSSF fan and seeing STYG and Rotting Out in a small venue is always a treat.

We showed up to the Bottleneck about a song or two into the first local, Sovereign States. Pretty standard pop punk with a small emo twist. INSERT LOCAL WHORING (https://www.facebook.com/sovereignstatesband). The crowd warmed up to them pretty well and they closed their set with a shout out to Snake Eater (the local band that STYG drummer George Schmitz left for STYG.) and a really badass Hardcore song.

The second local were local KC veterans and deathcore juggernauts Conflicts. Who Manks hates and I love :D They put on a heavy as fuck performance as always, getting the crowd hyped with a sweet dogpile gang vocals moment during their last song I am Conqueror. SHAMELESS LOCAL WHORING PART 2 (https://www.facebook.com/WEARECONFLICTS)

Conflicts
Nuketown
Stale Mate
Sewer Dweller
New Song
I am Conqueror

The crowd split quickly and gathered even quicker as Rotting Out began to set up. I love STYG to death but I might have been ore excited for Rotting Out. My first time seeing them was at autogarage in downtown KC, so I had no clue what to expect this time around. After the brief soundcheck, the first power chord came blasting through the monitors and before you knew it the crowd went fucking nuts, myself included :D.The crowd opened up in an instant as soon as Street Prowl started. Rotting Out brought an insane amount of intensity with their sweet crossover/Suicidal Tendencies-esque style. Between songs Walter interacted with crowd, going on tiny little rants. Talking about the songs. A little more talking than you would expect from a fast-paced band like them. but the crowd didn't seem to mind it and we went back to craziness(sometimes a little to violent) as soon as the next song started. Rotting Out absolutely ripped the place apart.

Rotting Out
Street Prowl
Suicide King
Blade of Rust
The Shoot Out
S.B.T.S
Iron-Jawed Angel
No Clue
Goddamn
Laugh Now, Die Later


I went and snagged a RO hoodie and came back to watch Such Gold, a band I am not too familiar with but like some of what I have heard. The crowd thickened up quite a bit for them but was pretty mellow for most of the set. As they got later into the set the crowd starting getting into it a bit, with the most movement during Sycamore. Either way they sounded great, though a major contrast to Rotting Out before them.

Such Gold
Two Year Plan
Survival of The Fondest
Gut Rot
Choosing Cages
Frame
Committe Circus
Another Day
Sycamore
Storyteller
Locked Out of the Magic Theater

My group and I quickly made our way to the front for STYG. I was pretty beat from Rotting Out so I wasn't planning on going nuts. But as soon as Jesse took the mic the crowd went nuts and so did I. After saying something brief, which I have no recollection of what he actually said, they exploded into the breakdown of Where The Sun Never Sleeps and directly into Against Them All. Every song was almost back to back, there were a million stage dives, and everything was spot on, and the energy was non-stop. Only complaint would have to be that they played a couple of songs way too fast, such as Diamond. Other than that everything was perfect and there was constant singing along. It's shows like these that got me into hardcore and even though STYG has gotten way bigger than when i first saw them play in an art gallery they still manage to keep the hardcore feel. Oh and I lied, my other complaint was that they only played 2 songs from The Hope Division and the rest was Diamond. Until the encore. As Amber ended everyone started moving away and the band started walking offstage and of course came the chants for "one more song". Then we started yelling for This is More. As soon as he heard that Jesse just put his head down and smiled saying "I wrote that song when I was 15. I'm 26 now, so you could see why I don't want to play it". Someone responded with "its a way to remember the past." Which he could only reply with "hey I guess you're right" and with that the first notes of This is More started, seperating the fans they won over with Diamond with those who have been listening for much longer. I went nuts along with other older fans and of course it ended with a spectacular dog pile (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10202483437434103&set=vb.1439797991&type=2&theater)

It was an overall fantastic show and I can't wait until they roll through here again.

Stick To Your Guns
Intro(Breakdown of Where The Sun Never Sleeps)
Against Them All
Such Pain
Bringing You Down
Empty Heads
Diamond
We Still Believe
The Bond
D(I Am)ond
What Goes Around
Amber
This is More

Conflicts:7/10
Rotting Out:10/10
Such Gold: 6/10
Stick To Your Guns: 10/10

TheNobleFaceHumper
11-12-2013, 11:39 AM
I wish it was just a STYG/SG/RO tour, instead of having TSSF headline.

mankvill
11-12-2013, 11:40 AM
I'm not a TSSF fan


I wish it was just a STYG/SG/RO tour, instead of having TSSF headline.

LOSERS

TheNobleFaceHumper
11-12-2013, 11:46 AM
I will never understand why people automatically associate TSSF with pop punk, there are a lot of better pop punk bands, TSSF are so incredibly meh.

slapguitarer
11-12-2013, 03:21 PM
Gee i thought this was METALsetlists




times sure are a changin :bouville:

XDoomsayerX
11-12-2013, 03:23 PM
TSSF and TWY are easily the 2 best newest pop punks band around.

Ommie
11-12-2013, 06:47 PM
Gee i thought this was METALsetlists




times sure are a changin :bouville:
Yeah man what's next, LADY GAGA or something?!!

In all seriousness, sounds like a good time. I was never really able to get into STYG although I like a few songs from them.

Nick_to_the_face
11-12-2013, 08:53 PM
Gee i thought this was METALsetlists




times sure are a changin :bouville:

Shut up foo. Go listen to your shitty hip hop.

And I'm really picky about pop punk. Not even picky I just like random pop punk bands

dcmetal108
11-13-2013, 05:44 AM
If STYG played all of Where The Sun Never Sleeps I'd cream myself.

TheNobleFaceHumper
11-13-2013, 07:34 AM
TSSF and TWY are easily the 2 best newest pop punks band around.

TWY yes.

TSSF....mmm not so much.

Handguns, Major League, Mixtapes, Forever Came Calling, A Loss For Words, Veara, Man Overboard, Set Your Goals, Transit(if you consider them pop punk) and Seahaven > TSSF

:party:

Nick_to_the_face
11-13-2013, 09:09 AM
If STYG played all of Where The Sun Never Sleeps I'd cream myself.

They did it when I saw them at the same autogarage I saw Rotting Out at :D and when I saw them in a tiny art gallery they did We Look Like Ants From Up Here

dcmetal108
11-13-2013, 09:17 AM
TWY yes.

TSSF....mmm not so much.

Handguns, Major League, Mixtapes, Forever Came Calling, A Loss For Words, Veara, Man Overboard, Set Your Goals, Transit(if you consider them pop punk) and Seahaven > TSSF

:party:

TWY are the best of the best.

Don't like Handguns, Transit, Man Overboard, FCC, ALFW, or Veara.

Set Your Goals aren't even that big anymore.

Mixtapes is the shit.

XDoomsayerX
11-13-2013, 09:28 AM
TWY yes.

TSSF....mmm not so much.

Handguns, Major League, Mixtapes, Forever Came Calling, A Loss For Words, Veara, Man Overboard, Set Your Goals, Transit(if you consider them pop punk) and Seahaven > TSSF

:party:

Seahaven is beast but they aint pop punk at all. The rest I think are okay compared to TSSF. I like TSSF having a bit more hardcore influence in their music.

TheNobleFaceHumper
11-13-2013, 09:44 AM
Real Friends are pretty good too.

I'm just not a fan of TSSF at all.

mankvill
11-14-2013, 08:29 AM
TWY yes.

TSSF....mmm not so much.

Handguns, Major League, Mixtapes, Forever Came Calling, A Loss For Words, Veara, Man Overboard, Set Your Goals, Transit(if you consider them pop punk) and Seahaven > TSSF

:party:

I love literally all those bands, but Under Soil And Dirt might be the greatest pop punk album of this generation of bands.

infinitydeth
11-14-2013, 08:50 AM
Seahaven is beast but they aint pop punk at all.
I know Seahaven isn't a 100% pop punk band, but they do have pop punk songs. IMO

dcmetal108
11-14-2013, 09:05 AM
We forgot to mention Title Fight.

mankvill
11-14-2013, 09:11 AM
Don't like Handguns, Man Overboard, Veara.

i keel you

XDoomsayerX
11-14-2013, 09:30 AM
I love literally all those bands, but Under Soil And Dirt might be the greatest pop punk album of this generation of bands.

THIS!!!!

I know Seahaven isn't a 100% pop punk band, but they do have pop punk songs. IMO

I guess I dont hear it. Kyle Soto's chops just dont have that sound to me. :eyes: To each their own doe :fist:

We forgot to mention Title Fight.

Only their first album and earlier stuff after Shed they lost that pop punky feel. Still an amazing band doe! :D

Didnt realize so much peeps like pop punk haha

TheNobleFaceHumper
11-14-2013, 03:27 PM
We forgot to mention Title Fight.

I love TF, I've even gotten to interview Ned Russin.

But they are not pop punk.

TheNobleFaceHumper
11-14-2013, 03:27 PM
I just got an interview with Rotting Out for Sunday + free ticket :party:

TheNobleFaceHumper
11-14-2013, 06:59 PM
For those of you who are into those bands i mentioned in the previous page, it would be awesome if any of you could catch one of these shows. Help support the touring bands.

https://scontent-a-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1424425_314388985365940_186154760_n.jpg

Ommie
11-14-2013, 07:27 PM
Didnt realize so much peeps like pop punk haha
Pretty sure it's just a few dudes who obsess over it. ;)

Nick_to_the_face
11-14-2013, 07:45 PM
I just got an interview with Rotting Out for Sunday + free ticket :party:

That's awesome! Walter is a super cool dude. Me and him talked for like half an hour after the show

TheNobleFaceHumper
11-15-2013, 12:29 PM
That's awesome! Walter is a super cool dude. Me and him talked for like half an hour after the show

You happen to remember if they had their "The Wrong Way" vinyl with them?

Nick_to_the_face
11-16-2013, 10:29 AM
You happen to remember if they had their "The Wrong Way" vinyl with them?

Yea they did! They also had socks. Which I got :D

TheNobleFaceHumper
11-17-2013, 10:20 AM
Yea they did! They also had socks. Which I got :D

Nice haha.

Show/interview is tonight, stoked!