w/ The Distillers and NOBRO
January 23, 2020
Photos and review courtesy of J. Dirom Photography
They emerged from the smoke and red lights, and in a flash, it was on. Alexisonfire has always been energetic, and that I doubt will ever change. It didn’t take long for lead singer George Pettit to tear his way out of his shirt to the delight of fans pressed up against the barricade. Such an effective strategy that that within a song Pettit had replaced his shirt, only to tear it off again, this time throwing it into the crowd. The pit grew, there were more crowd surfers, and it wasn’t long before there was a steady stream of bodies tumbled over the barricade.
Alexisonfire is always captivating to watch from lead guitarist Wade McNeil’s aerial kicks to the always in motion Chris Steel on bass, to the vocal contrast between the clean vocals of Dallas Green and lead singer George Pettit who is also constantly in motion. Alexisonfire is what one wants from a post-hardcore show, high energy, great vocals, and a relentless pit that was packed and there for the entire show!
Alexisonfire showed there is a good reason that they have been credited with bringing heavy music to the forefront and broke that scene wide open in this country. A show well worth catching.
Drunks, Lovers, Sinners and Saints
Side Walk When She Walks
Waterwings (and Other Poolside Fashion Faux Pas)
We Are the Sound
To a Friend
.44 Caliber Love Letter
This Could Be Anywhere in the World
Season of the Flood
Happiness by the Kilowatt