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Taking Back Sunday / From Autumn To Ashes

Taking Back Sunday/From Autumn To Ashes: live in Milwaukeelive in Milwaukee (2003)
Victory Records

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I had been looking forward to this show for quite a while, as this one was obviously a big deal. Taking Back Sunday has enjoyed enormous popularity of late, and it seems like every other kid you pass on the street can quote their lyrics verbatim. Not surprisingly, the show sold out. As we walked .



I had been looking forward to this show for quite a while, as this one was obviously a big deal. Taking Back Sunday has enjoyed enormous popularity of late, and it seems like every other kid you pass on the street can quote their lyrics verbatim. Not surprisingly, the show sold out.

As we walked into the venue, a large room on the top floor of a restaurant, our first thought was that it was decorated to look like it was run-down and falling apart. There were even fake cobwebs hung up. It was a good atmosphere for a show, though. One of my friends and I went to the merch booths to look at t-shirts, and we ran into three members of From Autumn to Ashes and talked to them for a while. Very nice guys... that made me even more excited for their set.

The first band, My Chemical Romance, took the stage, looking like a stereotypical emo band. The difference came in their sound. They are a blend of punk, melodic rock, and hardcore. These styles together create a band that is awesome to listen to, and they had a lot of stage energy too. Overall, they put on a great show with a lot of presence and crowd response. Go see them, and buy the CD if you ever find it in a store.

Next up was Recover. I had seen them once before, and they had impressed me, but not amazed me. The same thing happened again at this show. Recover is a solid hardcore/rock band, but their sound and live show just isn't anything amazing. If you're a Recover fan now, then, go see them live, you'll have fun. But they aren't a show-stealing opening band.

Then came From Autumn to Ashes, a band I was very excited to see. They stepped out on stage with a huge jet-black and blood-red banner, and launched into a set that was one of the best I've seen. Great sound, a decent amount of energy, and an overall product that I think impressed pretty much everyone in the venue. If you consider yourself a fan of hardcore and you have not heard them, don't wait any longer. Check them out. The crowd was very much into their set, including their last song, the 10-minute hardcore masterpiece "Short Stories With Tragic Endings". They put on a great show.

Finally, Taking Back Sunday came on. The band everyone had been waiting for. They launched right into "Bike Scene," and the show rarely dragged, stopping only for the singer to praise the security, insult the venue manager, and yell at a guy who shouted "You suck!" Did they play well? Yes. Were they energetic? Well, the singer was. But they just didn't blow me away. They were good, but not great. I'm sure they wowed their most devoted fans, but I wasn't amazed. Solid, but, if you missed them, you didn't miss that much.

Overall, this was a good show. My Chemical Romance and From Autumn To Ashes both put on awesome sets that I enjoyed a lot. Recover and TBS were both OK, but they could have done a lot better, in my opinion. If this show had just been MCR and FATA, I would have given it five stars. But with the other two bands included, I have to give it a 4.

 


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Anonymous (May 5, 2005)

I like pie!

Anonymous (April 17, 2003)

from autumn to BUTT SEX

haha

Anonymous (April 17, 2003)

tbs sucks live. they are the next band to be accepted by the NFG-loving crowd.

Anonymous (April 15, 2003)

seriously. holy shit. any fan of hardcore knows to STAY THE FUCK AWAY FROM FATA.

they are the complete definition of GENERIC. they are boring, assholes, and doing anything they can to cash in on their pseudo-emotional bullshit.

i saw them over the summer, with TBS, before TBS was anywhere near as big as they are now. TBS wasn't headlining on the tour, and after TBS played, about 20-30 stuck around for FATA. FATA, being a bunch of fucking jerks, played about 3 songs, and decided to fuck the crowd over, some of which drove hours on end to see the show, by packing up their shit after a really lame band meeting. you don't do that. i don't care how many people stay, they paid money to see you, and you fucking play. that is the biggest load of shit i've ever seen from a band. i will never support them in any way after that experience.

fuck them. and their singer FUCKING SUCKS. get a clue, people.

Anonymous (April 14, 2003)

i love the crap out of the blue meanies, but their nervous breakdown cover was whack.

and to reiterate, both fata and tbs are fucking jokes.

Anonymous (April 14, 2003)

I hope that both of these bands die a slow painful death.

DEATH TO THE INFIDELS!!

turdcorn (April 14, 2003)

If I don't find a way outta this

I'm gonna go Baareeeekkkkkka!!

I'm Crazy and I'm hurt!

Anonymous (April 14, 2003)

the blue meanies did a cover of nervous breakdown on the pigs EP. it's so fucking good.

Katie4213 (April 13, 2003)

i pretty much had the same feelings at the seattle show. except, tbs was pretty entertaining, but didn't completely blow me away

Anonymous (April 13, 2003)

I have seen recover about 5 times and 4 of their performances were amazing.

Anonymous (April 13, 2003)

I have seen Recover 6 times all by accident and they suck every time

TheBouncingSoul (April 13, 2003)

"oh my sweet lord. let me break it down for you. hardcore sucks fucking dick and so do the crying whiny "i-hate-everything" losers that listen to it. if you hate everything so much and can't even fucking express emotion in a coherent fashion, why don't you just go fucking shoot yourself, cuz your life is just gonna be a bigger and bigger waste."

that is one of the dumbest things i've ever read on this site

waste_elite (April 13, 2003)

i'm abooout to have a nervouse breakdown

my head really hurts

Anonymous (April 12, 2003)

Oh, shit. I forgot. We aren't allowed to have opinions about certain bands.

Phew, I almost forgot that we were on a punk messageboard for a second there.

Anonymous (April 12, 2003)

FATA rocks. I won't argue witht the ones who don't agree. You don't know any better, I'm sorry.

FortyMinutesWest (April 12, 2003)

So what do you recommend we listen to?

Anonymous (April 12, 2003)

oh my sweet lord. let me break it down for you. hardcore sucks fucking dick and so do the crying whiny "i-hate-everything" losers that listen to it. if you hate everything so much and can't even fucking express emotion in a coherent fashion, why don't you just go fucking shoot yourself, cuz your life is just gonna be a bigger and bigger waste.

Anonymous (April 12, 2003)

I was at this show...I thought all bands were execellent. Plus the venue was kinda surreal.

Anonymous (April 12, 2003)

No, don't get "Damaged" if you want an intro to Black Flag. Buy "The First Four Years."

- John

Anonymous (April 12, 2003)

fuck em all

bossanova (April 11, 2003)

as for which black flag album, i recommend "damaged"

bossanova (April 11, 2003)

i have a better idea.....if you consider yourself a fan of hardcore go buy a fucking black flag album. fuck from autumn to ashes

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

i was there, and TBS owned everything. except MCR put on a better stage show. also, the sound guy sucked. i was right next to the speaker yes i realize, but it shouldn't fucking hurt my ears when the guy screams or the snare drum gets hit. bastards. and FATA sucks, and always will.

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

The words "hardcore masterpiece" and the title of a fata song should never be in the same sentence. For fucks sake, when will this garbage go away.

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

*...snore...*

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

"If you consider yourself a fan of hardcore and you have not heard them, don't wait any longer"

-No. Not even close. This is generic metalcore at its best(worst). Please dont disgrace harcore by including these duds in the same sentance.

-Recover owns these bands.

-Its deff sweet when a band stops its set to insult someone in the crowd....

chuggachuggagrowwwwl,
-feedmynightmare

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

WHY DO WE NEED AN UPDATE OF THESE TWO BANDS EVERY TIME THEY PLAY A FUCKING SHOW? Please, even if you love this music, wouldn't reading about the same show be a bit boring after a while?

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

worst line-up for a show EVER.

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