Our photographer Sarah Lucas recently covered the Thrice/Circa Survive co-headliner. She had the pleasure of photographing under CHON and it was surely a night to remember. As a sold out show, the entire atmosphere of the show was indescribable. The House of Blues hosted this special occasion in Orlando and everyone was surely enjoying every moment throughout the night. CHON’s set was no doubt the whole package. As someone who has never experienced or seen CHON live, one can expect a dynamic, instrumental, yet melodic set. CHON’s aesthetically pleasing performance is appealing to all types of audiences.
Venue: House of Blues Location: Orlando, Florida Date: Friday, November 10, 2017 Lineup: CHON
Starting out as a somewhat under the radar post-hardcore band in California, Thrice have slowly grown to become one of the most exciting rock bands of recent memory. It was really on 2002’s sophomore record The Illusion Of Safety that the band really started to make a name for themselves in the melodic hardcore scene.
Stunningly, nobody was truly prepared for what happened between 2003’s breakout album The Artist In The Ambulance and 2005’s masterwork, Vheissu. The transition between Thrice’s peak post-hardcore period and the brilliance of Vheissu was shocking even to a 16-year old me, and it’s safe to say that those experimental flourishes combined with a brave reinvention of sound led to what Thrice would do in 2007 on The Alchemy Index: Fire and Water. Released 10 years ago today, the 2 EP’s, as well as the Earth and Air EP’s released in 2008, showed multiple sides of what Thrice could do. The Water EP showed the more electronic side of the band, and the Fire side showed Thrice’s heavier, denser material (think Artist In The Ambulance mixed with post-metal, a la Isis).
Overall, out of Thrice’s entire discography, The Alchemy Index is probably the most rewarding section of their peak. Even being 10 years old, the first two sides are true milestones in experimental rock.
When Wrecking Ball got announced back on April 1st I thought for sure it was the most cruel April Fools joke ever. Here we are just days away from the festival and it is more than real. The organizers of Wrecking Ball have put together one of the most stacked lineups this scene has seen with plenty of bands that we never thought we would be able to cover. Read after the jump for a quick rundown of who we’re anticipating seeing in Atlanta.