A night with some hardcore bands

By Kimberly Haddad

The Glass House was overflowing with kids in their unyielding
denims and frizzy curls for a night of music.

“Taking a chance on some awkward kids from Los Angeles,”
vocalist Jeremy Bolm announced to his fans as the band invited the
hardcore-punk group, Touche Amore for a ride on tour allowing them
to kick off the evening.

Bolm forcefully screamed his way through tracks off the band’s
latest album, “To the Beat of a Dead Horse,” including, “Cadence,”
and “History Res**** Itself,” featuring front man Geoff Rickly of
Thursday.

Bolm’s acappella wails drew kids to shove themselves closer to
the stage while mimicking the words from Bolm’s lips as he crawled
onto the tops of their bouncing heads.

The indie-rock cluster of musicians, The Dear Hunter, followed
Touche’s performance. The band invaded the undersized stage,
surrounding vocalist Casey Crescenzo arching over his electric
keyboard and unleashing eerie moans into the microphone.

The ambient melodies of the band’s apparatus resonated
throughout the entire venue. Their keyboard-angry melodies,
acoustic solos and tambourine jingles collaborated into folk
refrains that swayed fans to clap alongside their serene hums.

Seattle, Washington’s Fall of Troy was the third act of the
evening. Vocalist Thomas Erak stole the hub of the stage in his
jumbo winter coat, hiding his face with its furry hood. Bassist
Frank Ene vigorously picketed through the chords as his airborne
dreads spontaneously escaped his skull.

Fans suffocated the stage while aimlessly orbiting the floor of
the venue in roundabouts while violently kicking and punching the
air. The enthusiasm of the audience caused a girl’s clip-on hair
extensions to be torn out and thrown on stage. It was
entertainingly used as a beard and then displayed on the microphone
stand.

The eccentric threesome ended their performance with an older
jam while Thomas allowed kids to devour his scrawny body after
diving head first into the crowd. Thursday was the closing band of
night. Multicolored lights illuminated the stage while front man
Geoff Rickly passionately cried out the lyrics with his distinct
sounds.

Presenting their fans with the longest set of the tour, the band
played tracks off their former albums. Thursday finished off the
show by playing a long-time favorite, “Jet Black New Year.” The
fans were unquestionably thrilled about the set list, senselessly
dancing to every tune and reiterating the countdown that ended the
song in its ferocious uproar.

For more information on upcoming shows at The Glass House,
please visit: http://theglasshouse.us/v1/home.html

A night with some hardcore bands

Paul Rosales/Poly Post

A night with some hardcore bands

A night with some hardcore bands

Courtesy of Frank Gatto

A night with some hardcore bands

A night with some hardcore bands

Courtesy of Frank Gatto

A night with some hardcore bands

A night with some hardcore bands

Courtesy of Frank Gatto

A night with some hardcore bands

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