Against Me! / The Front / Juice Falcon - live in Casper (Cover Artwork)

Against Me! / The Front / Juice Falcon

Against Me! / The Front / Juice Falcon: live in Casperlive in Casper (2011)
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Reviewer Rating: 5

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The punks, alt kids, and those with nothing else to do on a Tuesday night in central Wyoming came out to The Venue in Casper to see Against Me!. That's right, Against Me! played a show in Wyoming, something they hadn't done since 2005's Fat Tour, and from what I've heard their scheduled performance .

The punks, alt kids, and those with nothing else to do on a Tuesday night in central Wyoming came out to The Venue in Casper to see Against Me!. That's right, Against Me! played a show in Wyoming, something they hadn't done since 2005's Fat Tour, and from what I've heard their scheduled performance in the "ghost town" got canceled.

I walked into The Venue a couple minutes late. Local opener Juice Falcon had already taken to the stage. I was glad to see so many people here this early as Wyoming in general doesn't receive this caliber of a band often. Juice Falcon has a real metal-sounding edge to their rock with plenty of sludgy bass riffs throughout their songs. I dug it but I was more interested in looking for my friend than keeping my eyes and ears peeled to the stage.

Set list:

  1. Cheap Tutor
  2. Exotic Location (P.S.)
  3. #3
  4. Duck Honk
  5. Heater Baby
  6. Shit Shove
  7. Gift Shop
  8. Cha Cha Cha

Next to take the stage was the Front, another Casper local band. Don't take them for just another garage band playing shows for fun. Just earlier this year they toured the east coast with friends the Queers. Lead by frontwoman Lauren Bezold, the Front rocked the joint as the crowd grew larger. I've only seen them play once before but I was completely blown away this time. I had listened to their record Snake Oil Salesman on my drive to Casper but it just wasn't the same. Seeing them play live mixed with the energy put off by Lauren jumping off the stage and just crowd surfing until their time was up escalated the performance to a different level for me.

Set list:
  1. Fire Away
  2. Trail
  3. Death Dress
  4. S.O.S.
  5. Commando
  6. All Hail
  7. Push
  8. Untitled [new song]
  9. Be Yo' Gal-friend
  10. Low Income Love
  11. Take Me On

And for the moment everyone in this little-big town had been waiting for, the members of Against Me! took the stage. For me, it's been a couple of years since I've last seen them (Warren was still behind the drum kit), but for many in attendance that night, it was their first experience. Their set list played like a greatest hits, picking a number of singles and fan favorites from each release. They played in true Against Me! fashion: no stopping, no banter, just rocking from song to song, jumping from one album to the next.

Set list:
  1. High Pressure Low
  2. Pints of Guinness Make You Strong
  3. Cliché Guevara
  4. White People for Peace
  5. New Wave
  6. White Crosses
  7. Russian Spies
  8. Don't Lose Touch
  9. Violence
  10. Miami
  11. Because of the Shame
  12. Walking Is Still Honest
  13. Americans Abroad
  14. Rice & Bread
  15. Reinventing Axl Rose
  16. Rapid Decompression
  17. You Look Like I Need a Drink
  18. Turn Those Clapping Hands Into Angry Balled Fists
  19. T.S.R.
  20. Slurring the Rhythms
  21. Sink, Florida, Sink
  22. Teenage Anarchist
  23. Thrash Unreal
  24. Tonight We're Giving It 35%
  25. Problems
  26. We Laugh at Danger (And Break All the Rules)



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sXenester (August 22, 2011)

Hey Scott, does sucking every awful band's dick that graces the cover of AP make you a journalist? No? Fuck no. Who are you to critique?

punkvoter (August 22, 2011)

Tom took center stage for the tour after White Crosses came out. They said something like he should be in the center since he was the singer. Also, Andrew missed part of the tour because he had a kid, and they said it'd be weird for his replacement to be at the center.

theflashingmango (August 22, 2011)

wait...when did Tom take centre stage?

superskabro (August 21, 2011)

Little Weinberg must've injected some sort of fun serum into the rest of the band when he joined. I saw them in February and it was absolutely amazing. Well-rounded setlist and the band seemed completely thrilled to be playing each song to such a loving crowd. This setlist looks absolutely amazing. I can't wait for more Against Me!

blackpowerballad (August 21, 2011)

That set is phenomenal. 7 songs from Cowboy, 4 from RAR, 4 from SFAFC, 4 from New Wave, 5 from White Crosses and two tracks from EPs? What more can you ask for? It's safe to say, based on setlists and all the videos/reviews of shows I've seen, that AM! is a totally different band in 2011 than they were in 2010.

MitchthePunk (August 20, 2011)

My old band played with the Front a few times on their UK tour! Awesome band and awesome people!

tmuda (August 20, 2011)

That's a lot of songs. I saw them last night in Lancaster and I think they only played for an hour.

crackpotdemagogue (August 20, 2011)

I agree with Maverick. This isn't a review. It belongs on a blog, not the Org,

Filbunke (August 20, 2011)

Against Me! played 26 songs? Wow..

And also, they played Slurring the Rythms (which is think is an underappreciated song), and Tonight We're Gonna Give it 35%.


ozmanx (August 19, 2011)

They had weak opening bands but AM! setlist is solid.

LarsBars (August 19, 2011)

I was there, it was an incredibly fun show! Going from You Look Like I Need a Drink right into Turn Those Clapping Hands rocked balls.

MuhammadMormon (August 19, 2011)

"That isn't Jay...is it?"

Yes, that's Jay. A dude can cut his hair, can't he?

maverick (August 19, 2011)

Is it a really a review if essentially all the person says of the headlining band is "They played a set"?


Chadreligion (August 19, 2011)

awesome setlist from against me!

unibowler (August 19, 2011)

That isn't Jay...is it?

DesertBurst92 (August 19, 2011)

I watched all the videos of Against Me! Now granted, I've never been to one of their shows (I really want to though), but I never knew that We Laugh at Danger (And Break All the Rules) brings such a high energy level to the show.

jacknife737 (August 19, 2011)

That's a pretty awesome setlist for Against Me!

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