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AFI / Snapcase / Recover

AFI/Snapcase/Recover: live in New York Citylive in New York City (2003)
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Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Living on the Island, going to shows in the city can be a real bitch, especially on school nights. But this is the life of a student of the great scholastic system. Plus, I couldn't pass up the chance to see AFI for the first time. Recover took the stage to open up it for the swarming crowd. T.


Living on the Island, going to shows in the city can be a real bitch, especially on school nights. But this is the life of a student of the great scholastic system. Plus, I couldn't pass up the chance to see AFI for the first time.

Recover took the stage to open up it for the swarming crowd. The band's style of punk/emo/notsurewhatthefucktocallit is like some strange hybrid of The Early November if they decided to attempt a harder genre with some definite classic rock overtones in it. They mostly pleased the crowd with their short set; the main highlight from the dual vocalists and co. was "Inhale Water," the closer from Ceci n'est pas recover.

Replacing Hot Water Music (to who, my somewhat dismay, didn't play for reasons I was unaware of) was Snapcase, who I'm not into in any way yet was seeing them for the second time in two weeks. The hardcore veterans with the mouse-on-crack vocals seemed to receive a mixed crowd reaction, as they played nearly (if not THE) the same exact set as the one they played at the Finch show at the Vanderbilt in Plainview.

As "Miseria Cantare" filled the speakers, Davey came onto the stage decked in a loose dress shirt and tie. Upon finish, AFI kicked it into high gear right into "The Lost Souls." Expected but more than satisfied, AFI proceeded to play mostly stuff off Art of Drowning and Sing the Sorrow, but thankfully managed to include plenty of tunes for old-school fans. At one point, they recalled a 1996 show with Snapcase and played "Perfect Fit" as a tribute. "Totalimmortal" made the crowd go apeshit as did every other chant-along. As that period between set (which anthemicly closed with "Morningstar") and encore went by, the crowd exclaimed on a loop "Through our bleeding/We are one!" which was impassioned as you might imagine. The band took the stage back to run over "Death of Season" (disco beats included) before they injected the final dose on "god Called in Sick Today."

The person who had the fortunateity of singing into the mic right at Davey's face at one point had a look of orgasmic delight when the show finally ended ("DID YOU SEE THAT?! DID YOU SEE THAT?!"). The expression on his face likely reflected that of the whole crowd.

 

 
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Anonymous (June 4, 2004)

who gives a shit if afi are "gay". who gives a shit if they are on MTV, just cos a band is talented as fuck and has a shitload of fans doesnt make the band or its fans gay.

NOFXPunkLTJ22 (August 29, 2003)

"recover-ok
snapcase-gay
afi-gay
hot water music-cool "
Thanks for the rundown haha.

Anonymous (May 19, 2003)

wasnt recover before the early november? maybe you should use well established bands over glitzy crap when making comparisions

inagreendase (May 18, 2003)

i said early november TRYING A HARDER GENRE. no one seemed to get that.

Anonymous (May 18, 2003)

HOW DARE YOU COMPARE RECOVER TO THE EARLY NOVEMBER? are you an idiot?

Anonymous (May 15, 2003)

zombie prescription

thats all i have to say.....snapcase kick ass

Anonymous (May 14, 2003)

hot water music rules all. There, i have spoken.

hate, Jesus

Anonymous (May 14, 2003)

HWM probably didn't play because their bass player is in the hospital. I saw them on the 25th of April in Belgium. Just before they were flying over (especially for this show) apparently something happened to the bass player. So, one of the guitar players (sorry i dunno the names) played bass, which obviously not helped that much, on top of that they were drunk as hell... they're coming back end of the month though

Anonymous (May 13, 2003)

"um, people that go to school....you try getting on the bad side of alcoholic dad's who cheat on their wives"

fu ck that i do go to school to get my masters but i don't say that or that i'm an idiot in high school with zit cream on my emo goggles.

citizen

Anonymous (May 13, 2003)

"people who listen to afi are gay"

damn right they are,and now since there on the mtv their all like "wo hooo good charlotte ,new found glory AFI"

Anonymous (May 13, 2003)

"what an awful fucking review. pure shit. who cares about "school nights?" "

um, people that go to school....you try getting on the bad side of alcoholic dad's who cheat on their wives

Anonymous (May 13, 2003)

people who listen to afi are gay

TheOneTrueBill (May 13, 2003)

i like the other review better

Anonymous (May 13, 2003)

recover-ok
snapcase-gay
afi-gay
hot water music-cool

Anonymous (May 13, 2003)

easy fanboy. no one cares what davey havok wore to the show. And you would rather see Hot Water music than Snapcase? are you retarded or Emo?

Anonymous (May 13, 2003)

I thought this review was shit, then I realized there was a basis of comparison since someone else reviewed the same show........definetely shit

FortyMinutesWest (May 13, 2003)

Snapcase is so much better than AFI and Recover combined.

Anonymous (May 13, 2003)

SNAPCASE KICKS ASS ON AFI AND RECOVER...thats all that has to be said - bigjerk

Anonymous (May 13, 2003)

what an awful fucking review. pure shit. who cares about "school nights?"

citizen

Anonymous (May 13, 2003)

well i was really referring to some of the instrumentals when i compared early november and recover

Anonymous (May 13, 2003)

"The person who had the fortunateity of singing"Sorry, the what?

Anonymous (May 13, 2003)

the early november and recover? hahahahah wtf

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