Ace of Spades was the hot spot for some hardcore rock on Wednesday, March 23 The night started off with local hardcore rock band Some Fear None led by vocalist/guitarist Nathan Giguiere. The band set the pace for the show and it only got better as it went on. Next up, Falling Through April, a four-piece band from Charlotte, North Carolina, that brought a bold sound of melodic vocals, soft dramatic bass lines, and skillfully crafted guitar riffs all blended with dynamic energy and heavy drums. As the night went on, space began to fill and by the time Devour the Day came on stage people were standing shoulder to shoulder ready to rock.
Devour the Day started their set with a song from their newest album S.O.A.R. The song launched the crowd into a frenzy of cheers and chants. For Devour the Day, the dynamic propulsion of intense energy didn’t stop there. They also played their newest single that was released earlier this month,”Lightning in the Sky,” which started off with a heavy drum kick and a bass-led beat. “Goodman” was another great crowd-pleaser, with everyone singing along. Once they finished their set the night was left with one more act, Pop Evil.
Pop Evil came on one at a time with the lights out and smoke being dispersed all over stage. Without missing a beat, the band exploded with a fierce sound that blew the crowd into shouts, yells and signs of rock ‘n’ roll. Pop Evil’s performance was like watching a well-oiled musical machine that never quits. Intricate guitar solos that string you along to the rhythm of the bass and heavy drums, which are masterfully paired with the vocals of Leigh Kakaty.
Words and photos by Alejandro Montaño.