Thursday / Thrice / Coheed and Cambria

Thursday / Thrice / Coheed and Cambria: live in Hartfordlive in Hartford (2003)
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Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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Contributed by: sk8punx4evrsk8punx4evr
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Wow. The most amazing spectacle of the night was probably the huge line outside the Webster. I'd never seen a line so huge, and I've seen some huge lines in my day*. I decided to hop in line where I saw some people I knew. Sorry to everyone I cut ahead of. This was also the first time I'd been to a .

Wow. The most amazing spectacle of the night was probably the huge line outside the Webster. I'd never seen a line so huge, and I've seen some huge lines in my day*. I decided to hop in line where I saw some people I knew. Sorry to everyone I cut ahead of. This was also the first time I'd been to a sold out show at the Webster, and boy was it packed! Packed like [Police reference ahoy] lemmings into shiny metal boxes!
* has not seen huge lines in his day

Coheed and Cambria were up first, and started off by playing "The Ring In Return" over the PA. Once the fro hit the stage, the crowd erupted with delight. The first real song was the title track from their new record "In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth:3," and no one ceased to rock out during the eight-or-so minute long song. After this, singer/guitarist Claudio Sanchez took the time to introduce the band. "Hi, we're Coheed and Cambria." Really? I didn't know, what with that huge banner behind you and [additional sarcastic comment]. They then stormed into "Devil In Jersey City" which is now an "old favorite," and played five songs after that (Delerium Trigger, A Favor House Atlantic, Al The Killer, Blood Red Summer, and Everything Evil). This was my second time seeing Coheed (the first being at Warped earlier this year), so I was gypped once again in terms of set length. They were still entertaining though. I'd pay just to see the fro. I don't know if this is standard or not, because it was their last night on the tour, but before the bridge in the closer "Everything Evil," they started shredding to some Iron Maiden. I'm not sure of the song they were playing, but I know that the Iron Maiden fans enjoyed it. "Rock." The Dustbuster himself (Dustin Kensrue of Thrice) came onstage and screamed at the end of the song (the "FBI" part). I enjoyed that. Everyone was in such high spirits, and there were still two bands left!

Next band = Thrice = the band I wanted to see most out of all three. I've seen them twice before, so I guess this time made it, that's right, three times (I bet you were expecting me to say thrice. Not this time, buckaroos!). This was probably their best performance out of the three times, even though the majority of their set covered material from their latest album, "The Artist In The Ambulance." That's not to say I don't like hearing the new songs, it's just that the old songs rocked harder. They're probably never going to play anything from "Identity Crisis" at this point, but they still dabble in their tunes from "The Illusion Of Safety." They opened with "Under A Killing Moon" and went right into head-banger/rocking-outer "Silhouette" after that. They performed quite well, and watching lead guitarist Teppei Teranishi headbang to the maximum was just priceless. Well, no, it was like $20. But you get the idea! There was even a little comic relief thrown in there, as bassist Eddie Breckenridge messed up the quiet, palm-muted intro of "The Artist In The Ambulance" by trying to fix his mic and making Dustman laugh. Old Dustman had to start all over again! Everyone in attendance had themselves a hearty chuckle along with the Dustbuster, as the mood was light. It won't seem funny reading this, because you really had to be there! Similar to the new ending of "Deadbolt," the ending to "Cold Cash, Colder Hearts" was expanded, and was very rock-out-worthy. Yeah. Great set. Those Thrice guys never disappoint. Set = Killing Moon, Silhouette, Kill Me Quickly, Where Idols Once Stood, The Abolition of Man, Stare At The Sun, The Melting Point of Wax, Paper Tigers, In Years To Come, Deadbolt, Artist In The Ambulance, Cold Cash Colder Hearts, and perennial closer To Awake and Avenge the Dead.

Thursday. I knew they were becoming increasingly popular. I figured the crowd would be peppered with annoying (younger) fans and would ruin my first time seeing them that I paid a damn fine sum for. But that was not the case (fortunately!). I knew I would have a good time, because singer Geoff Rickly came out and asked me if I was ready to have a good time. Not the crowd in general, just me. Well, let the fun begin, I said. Seconds later, "For The Workforce, Drowning" kicked me in the face and started the fun. I must say, Thursday has quite a dedicated fanbase, as I could clearly hear hundreds of kids singing along to every song throughout the set. Good job, kids. After the opener, Geoff asked me if it was okay if they played some old songs. Sure Geoff, whatever you want. "Paris In Flames" followed, and this was one of the highlights of the set. Geoff's mic antics were awesome, but not tasteless, as most singers' who engage in mic antics are. Swinging, what can only be described as Noosing, and throwing the mic just made the performance that much better. They played an almost even split of songs from their new album "War All The Time" and last album "Full Collapse," and managed to throw in "Jet Black New Year" from that EP they released. This was their last night on the tour, so their friends Coheed and Cambria decided to have some fun. During the ballad-like "This Song Brought To You By A Falling Bomb," Coheed ran onstage in their boxers (one of them mooned the audience ?? woof), and saluted Thursday with airhorns. Real mature, guys. After the pseudo-closer "Division St.," Thursday left the stage, and the crowd started the usual "one more song" chant. To the fans' delight, Thursday reappeared onstage! I can't speak for the entire crowd, but I was pretty shocked that this happened at all. Geoff asked me if it was okay if they played two more songs instead. Hey, Geoffman, it's your show, I replied. They then played the title track from the new album and closed with "Autobiography Of A Nation." Thursday had a great first impression on me, and their live show is one that can be missed in dire situations, but you're better off not missing it. They'll be touring early next year, I think, because Geoff said he'd see me again in a few months.

Thursday's set:
For The Workforce, Drowning
Paris In Flames
Understanding In A Car Crash
Between Rupture and Rapture
How Long Is The Night?
Signals Over The Air
Cross Out The Eyes
Steps Ascending
Jet Black New Year
This Song Brought To You By A Falling Bomb
Division St.
War All The Time
Autobiography Of A Nation


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Anonymous (November 5, 2005)

coheed and cambria! the most awsome group ever. loveyouguys!

Greenvandal (December 7, 2003)

Yeah that was a good review. my dislike of Thursday doesnt change the fact that it was well written.

Anonymous (December 7, 2003)

don't stop writing reviews!!! yours are the best by far!

Greenvandal (December 6, 2003)

Im totally for real.


Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

dude, is greenvandal for real?

Greenvandal (December 5, 2003)

Hahaha, okay, his lyrics really arent that bad. Excpet when he gets overly sad about things of course...but everyone can be blamed for that every once in while. Certainly better then most other lyrics around here anyway. I just hate his voice alot and like to make fun of his frailness. Will he make it through the set? Do you want to bet on when he is gonna pass out? hahaha

But seriously, Claudio kills that joker.

Now how about we agree on something instead of argue...

The conservatives wanna replace FDR with Reagan on the face of the dime. Isnt that totally fucked up?


inagreendase (December 5, 2003)

"songs about car crashes or carbon monoxide...er sumthing like that."

Heh. You know I love my green partner in crime, but come on...

sk8punx4evr (December 5, 2003)

i guess i should stop writing reviews. well, it's been a great run. i submit to criticism easily.

Greenvandal (December 5, 2003)

Yeah right dude! Geoff would have an asthma attack and die before the prefight banter even ended. My money goes on the beefy somewhat black guy.

Oh and he can actually sing, not just make dying cat sounds that are supposed to be songs about car crashes or carbon monoxide...er sumthing like that.


Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

would've loved to see this tour so much. Thursday's new album is so damn good, Coheed's is even better, and thrice is just too good. Yay, Thursday is coming to the Big Day Out in Oz-respect!


boba_fett (December 4, 2003)

relieved to hear it Janelle.

sickboi (December 4, 2003)

His name is Claudio?!?!?!?!?!?!

Man that shit is GOLDEN!

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

dude that show fucking rocked my ass of fuck you guys and your anti thursday shit, claudio could get his ass kicked 5 times of by geoff

Greenvandal (December 4, 2003)

Dude. Claudio is the best singer I have heard in years. Geoff is fucking terrible in every sense of the word. And yeah, that also includes his "look how totally emotional and open I am" lyrics. I DONT LIKE THURSDAY AT ALL.

Coheed is kikassness to the maxeth. Especially when they kik in the epic metalness halfway through songs and Claudio starts wailing away on those absolutely cheesy lyrics. its like glam metal...cept good. And C&C has a sense of humor about themselves...not like Thursdays giant emo man led cry alongs.


Dont try to tell me they are better then Coheed again. I just cant accept that anyone thinks that.

Actually I can...but I would prefer not to.

"For them Id kill anything, cut the throats of babies for them, break their hearts for they were them."


Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

Who is the fucking dork who wrote this? Please, please, i beg you never to write anything ever again. You are not funny, repeat; not funny at all. You have no wit. For the love of all that is funny, give up please. Ac

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

dude i know!!!! that's one of the best sketches.
I was being sarcastic there. ha

boba_fett (December 4, 2003)

"Brian Fellows as in the idiotic-animal-show-host-guy-you-gotta-love portrayed by Tracy Morgan on SNL??"

thats the one. IM BRIAN FELLOWS!! c'mon, sometimes hes funny. you gotta admit.

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

the guy from Deftones is, indeed, a BIG FAT FATTY. haha.

Also, this reviewer needs to lay off the "Dustman" and "Dustbuster" crap. His name is Dustin, OK? Dustin. Say it with me, kids ... D-U-S-T-I-N.

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

All three of these bands are weak. MTV and Punk are mutually exclusive.

Coheed and Cambria are double weak due to the double name.

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

"Deftones are cool, but Chino needs to leave Little Debbie alone."

I agree sickboi - he used to be quite - ahem - the looker. I guess he was fine till white pony was released (?) then when that thing came out he was rather huge.

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

"probably tom brokaw. ooh! or brian fellows!"

Hold up hold up!!!! Brian Fellows as in the idiotic-animal-show-host-guy-you-gotta-love portrayed by Tracy Morgan on SNL??
if so, gotta go with brokaw...

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

i second the comment below.

inagreendase (December 4, 2003)

"This score is for Zarley Zalapski, who is now a doorman at the Webster and apparently, loves the punk rock."

Holy shit that's cooler than cool. I remember rocking him on the NHL 92 Genesis version. Good times...scoring hat tricks with Per Joos and then making fun of his name because it was like a V8-Splash drink.

Anonymous (December 4, 2003)

OK !GV!.....logic time....

How can you like Coheed yet dislike Thursday? I used to really hate Thursday, but they have slowly grown on me, probably because on the newest album Geoff's voice doesn't sound so girly, but Coheed? That man (and I use the term loosely) has no testicles. Its insane to imagine that a man can actually sing like that. No, not insane, creepy and disturbing...


FortyMinutesWest (December 4, 2003)

I still prefer Identity Crisis to Thrice's newer stuff.

Greenvandal (December 4, 2003)

Phoenix Ignition is indeed quite the awesome sauce.

But the Abolition of Man is freshly bottled awesome sauce, and I know that I prefer it fresh.

Im sad I missed this show...i really wanted to see coheed and thrice again. Thursday however.... :( :( :( fjdsnhgiudhbigzgingfhjxfbn


at_the_drive_in_21 (December 4, 2003)

you know what? Nothingnice was entertaining as a comic, but damn the author bitched. A LOT. That was kind of annoying.

sk8punx4evr (December 4, 2003)

they played it the last time they were at the webster. i guess now they're too cool/famous/lonely to play it.

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

The Thrice song on the last Hopeless Comp. is so good. I wish they would play that.

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

This score is for Zarley Zalapski, who is now a doorman at the Webster and apparently, loves the punk rock. But whatever you do, don't mention the Hurricanes. It's still a sore spot for him.

daegan (December 3, 2003)

"im sorry dude, but Phoenix Ignition is just plain terrible compared to the last 2 albums."

No. Just...no. Sure, maybe in terms of songwriting and production quality...

but not in terms of fuck-shit-up fun.

boba_fett (December 3, 2003)

sXa comment was good but here's how id make it better:

1) by not being an ass

jwinter (December 3, 2003)

Dear Thrice,
Start playing ANYTHING off of Identity Crisis again.
Thank you.

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

i am too lazy yo scroll down, but the iron maiden song that was covered was probably "the trooper". what a classic! i came to the conclusion the coheed is a cross between tolkien, rush, and iron maiden.

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

Was this tour billed as WANKFEST 2003
0r xHAIRUTCOREx Showdown?

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

Thursday / Thrice / Coheed and Cambria - live in Hartford
Posted by boba_fett on 2003-12-02 20:01:42
My Score:
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superdudes comment was good but here's how i'd make it better:

1) make more references to stew.

2) stew doesn't taste too good.

3) everybody likes raymond, but nobody loves him.

4) why not?

5) are the candiens going to make the playoffs?

6) and a 5000 word essay all about King Lear and why it is one of Shakespears greatest plays

way to cheapen superdude, you didn't come up with the list don't try to steal it. There is only room for one superdude on this site. That's superdude.


Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

This is for you scott, my home state of cts whalers, remember they used to be called the new england whalers???. Oh well-oldpunker-

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

Great review, awesome show, boba fett is funnier than superdude.

Anonymous (December 3, 2003)

im sorry dude, but Phoenix Ignition is just plain terrible compared to the last 2 albums.

daegan (December 3, 2003)

Dear Thrice,

Start playing Phoenix Ignition again.

Thank you.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

sorry crankwilldestroy i was actually referring to superdude

boba_fett (December 2, 2003)

"I dunno whos funnier.. boba or superdude"

probably tom brokaw. ooh! or brian fellows!

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

some things are the same wherever you go.

like if it feels like more than two fingers its probably a dick.

CrankWillDestroy (December 2, 2003)

'person below me - youre lame'

eh, maybe so, but not as much as superdude.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

I dunno whos funnier.. boba or superdude

boba_fett (December 2, 2003)

superdudes comment was good but here's how i'd make it better:

1) make more references to stew.

2) stew doesn't taste too good.

3) everybody likes raymond, but nobody loves him.

4) why not?

5) are the candiens going to make the playoffs?

6) and a 5000 word essay all about King Lear and why it is one of Shakespears greatest plays.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

person below me - youre lame
reviewer - not a bad review but your jokes are also lame

CrankWillDestroy (December 2, 2003)

'annoying review, i can't even tell if you're being sarcastic or not.'

i thought it was a pretty good review and i could tell if he was being sarcastic or not.

And superdude - try to be more funny. thanks.

superdude (December 2, 2003)

This review was good, but here's how I would make it better:

1. If they played in aplahabetic order, the line up would have been the same

2. Did the reviewer say "Thanks," or "I will," or "I'll try my best," when Geoff from Thursday said "Have a Good Time"?

3. Or did the reviewer blush?

4. How many high-fives were handed out that night?

5. High-tens?

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

BSD your posts are fucking worthless and noone gives a shit about your two cents because you never have anything intelligent to say so shut the fuck up

sk8punx4evr (December 2, 2003)

i forgot to mention, between thrice and thursday they played the following over the pa: the score to pee-wee's big adventure, texas is the reason, q and not u, and junior senior. they cut short the last one though so thursday could play. thanks, webster theatre, for killing our dance party.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

speaking of humor, where the fuck is nothingnice

yes, where indeed. he said he was gonna start updating again, and he did for a few comics, and then all the sudden the entire site vanished. when is the Joe and Monkey comic starting? what site will it be on? how are we supposed to find this out if there's no place he's posting the info? god damnit mitch, i need my funnies!

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

Coheed and Cambria BLOWS BIG TIME!

Thursday is alright

Thrice isn't coming to cincinnati :(

Hubitcherkokov (December 2, 2003)

I'll be at the Agora for Coheed too, damn excited for that. Also, really amazing review. That was a lot of fun to read. I even read the Thursday part and I hate that band with a fiery passion! Peace.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

Wow I would have thought sk8punx4ever was sarcasm!

Here's my 2 cents:

You suck. And your music sucks.


Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

i'd say this is an excellent review.

as to the complainers about saracasm, i think we can all rest assured that if there was a little pink font here and there, we'd all understand a little better.

Greenvandal (December 2, 2003)

Thrice rizocks. I wish I could see them play the abolition of man...easily the best song on their new cd.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

damn the internet. i cant tell if this is sarcasm or not. we need a sarcasm meter built in.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

big bands that play encores........dont pretend that you were suprised hombre

sleepwalk (December 2, 2003)

Great review. Would've loved to have been there...

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

when this show was in charlotte, and when thursday played "jet black new year" they shot off a confetti cannon. seeing as it was a middle song it seemed like a weird time to do it, but it made for a good time. there was a fuck load of confetti

inagreendase (December 2, 2003)

"speaking of humor, where the fuck is nothingnice"


He's working on some new project called "Joe and Monkey" or some shit now I think. If I recall the last comic correctly, Mitch claimed it was the captivating story about the bond between a mail carrier and an evil monkey from hell...or something.

Yeah, I want nothingnice back too now.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

that was pretty funny. i missed the show. that isn't funny.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

i love how in all of this guys reviews, theres always some dumbass with no sense of humor who doesnt get the jokes. (see post below)

speaking of humor, where the fuck is nothingnice

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

I'm looking foward to seeing Coheed and Cambria and Straylight Run at the Agora next Thursday. It looks like it will be a pretty good show.


Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

annoying review, i can't even tell if you're being sarcastic or not. "real mature guys"

i guess no one can even joke around or have fun any more. dumb fuck.

inagreendase (December 2, 2003)

Awesome awesome review, score is for it. Funny shit, I would've loved to hit up one of the three New England shows but of course these have to be scheduled over Thanksgiving break so I'm back home.

In the Thrice paragraph, are those equal signs a subtle allusion to a certain punknews user?

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

a tear for the Whalers, Hartford hasn't been the same since.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

This score is for the Whalers.

- Scott
(Wendy's...not too bad)

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

i would have loved so much to see thursday and thrice with deftones. i bet that was amazing. i'm not throwing that word around with this either.
i did enjoy the tour with coheed though. couldn't compare with deftones but still a nice show.


Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

i think his name is a joke there smarty.

CallingLondon (December 2, 2003)

wow, for someone who's name is "sk8punx4evr", you sure are a good writer. pretty funny and enjoyable review for what sounds like a good show. i don't know coheed and cambria, but i'd love to see thrice again. thursday i don't really care that much about.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

Deftones are cool, but Chino needs to leave Little Debbie alone.


Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

i like how the reviewer made geoffman seem like a "buddy". like he doesnt say the same things every night...too funny.

maverick (December 2, 2003)

I just saw Deftones/Thursday/Thrice on Sunday, and was rather shocked to see neither Thursday or Thrice play their "hit single." Both rocked it big time, though.

Oh yeah, Deftones owned as well.


Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

This was an interesting review. I kinda liked reading it, but only because I'm already very familiar with all three of these bands. Someone who was actually looking for insight in a review would probably have hated this.

Anonymous (December 2, 2003)

Great review. When they played T.O. we only got 30 minute sets from each. The abolition of man was one wicked live song.

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