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Ann Beretta

Ann Beretta: live in Richmond, VAlive in Richmond, VA (2002)
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Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: sickboiChris
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I thought Ann Beretta was dead. All of their recent shows were without longtime drummer Russ, and acoustic sets, and I had heard several rumors about town of their demise. So naturally I was curious to see what the dilly-o was going down when a flyer was posted for a show. I missed the first 2 ba.


I thought Ann Beretta was dead. All of their recent shows were without longtime drummer Russ, and acoustic sets, and I had heard several rumors about town of their demise. So naturally I was curious to see what the dilly-o was going down when a flyer was posted for a show.

I missed the first 2 bands, so what. Not to knock them but hey, I wasn't in the mood to broaden my horizons. Anywho, I caught most of RPG's set, and I've seen them a dozen times before. Pretty much a crazy mixture between Skynard and Avail....southern punkROCK...really southern.

So Ann Beretta hits the stage with new drummer Matt (formerly of Baltimore's Chernobyl Kids), and immediately blows the roof off. The set included "New Union", "Pulling Teeth", "Eye for an Eye" and even "Love's Easy Tears". Towards the end of the set Russ joined the band to perform none other than.....you guessed it "Russ' Song".

The show was all in all a fun time, lots of young kids dancing around, enjoying the rock. The entire night was rather positive, except for one minor incident. Former Ann Beretta member (and current Sixer frontman) Leer Baker decided to show up. At first I thought that maybe the bullshit between everyone was over. But it seemed Leer was there to do nothing more than heckle AB.

Now this is strictly your humble narrator's opinion, and I don't know all the facts about their storied history, and before this incident I liked and respected BOTH bands, but I find this to be very unprofessional. Robbie from AB even had the courtesy to acknowledge Leer and his band Sixer, but continued to get hooted and hollered at by him.

All in all, I'm glad to see Ann Beretta back with the rock, and they even played a new song "Built to Last" (not related to SOIA). Too bad some musicians just can't just have a good time.

 

 
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Geetarchick (December 2, 2002)

fo cheezy, last time they came to the fireside it was with Taking back sunday... good show though.. they need to come back.

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

was there a date to when this show happened? and yes they do need to get thier asses to the fireside bowl in ch-town.

lou-s (November 30, 2002)

yea, i don't know all the stuff between AB and Leer, anybody care to fill me in... and what happened with russ?

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

I want them to come to IL!

Anonymous (November 29, 2002)

Your review was

WACK

AS

FUCK

Anonymous (November 29, 2002)

Damn, I haven't heard of this band in a long long time. I'd like to see them again even though their last two records are pretty bad. Burning Bridges and Bitter Tongues are awesome, though.

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