Thursday / Thrice / Coheed and Cambria

Thursday / Thrice / Coheed and Cambria: live in Philadelphialive in Philadelphia (2003)
Island Records

Reviewer Rating: 4

Contributed by: FuzzyFuzzy
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I'm going to break this down on a per-band basis, to make it easier on myself, and you. Coheed and Cambria First off, I have to admit this. While I have listened to C&C briefly, I am neither an expert on their music, nor extremely familiar with their music. The common complaints about them h.

I'm going to break this down on a per-band basis, to make it easier on myself, and you.

Coheed and Cambria
First off, I have to admit this. While I have listened to C&C briefly, I am neither an expert on their music, nor extremely familiar with their music. The common complaints about them have never rung true for me, being as that the singer's voice has never bothered me. I was fairly excited about seeing them, most because I'd missed them a few times before and had heard great things about their live show. So upon getting in, and missing the first song or so, I was extremely impressed. The first thing I noticed (besides the incredible hair!), was the incredible music. They are amazing musicians and aren't afraid to be live. In fact, beyond being shoehorned into any single genre, Coheed and Cambria are just a plain good rock band. They are exactly what the mainstream needs right now. Their live show is incredible. It's incredible because it's not ruled by overwrought fake emotion or tough guy antics. It's 4 guys, big hair, screeching guitars, and awesome music. That's all they have, because it's all they need.

Third time seeing these guys, and I still don't listen to their CDs much. Their recorded stuff has never grabbed me, but their new disc is growing on me, as is their Apple Store performance. Anyways, on to their performance. It was good, but it wasn't great. As this was the third time seeing them, I do have expectations of their show. The first time, it was in the old Grog Shop in Cleveland, and their sound was too big, and they were trying to be emo-metal way too much. Second time was opening for Alkaline Trio at Club Laga in Pittsburg, which was probably the best of the three shows. The reason why is because their sound just wasn't big enough for the Electric Factory. I don't know if they just weren't feeling it, or if Dustin was feeling off because it was his birthday or what, but I was quite underhwelmed. Never did I feel "crushed" by the drums or guitars, or genuinely shocked by the vocals. The songs were a good mix from The Illusion and The Artist, with a few older gems thrown in. They looked tired, and they sounded tired. It was entertaining, but they definitely came in third as far as performances of the night goes.

The boys from the Bruns. Hot off the release of War All The Time, these guys tore into the new songs like animals. Even the keyboard player (has he always been there?) was tearing it up. The set had a perfect mix of songs from their albums, including Jet Black New Year from their oft-derided exit from Victory, the Five Stories Falling EP. They rocked the entire set. They even played This Song Brought to You By a Falling Bomb, which had the audience quiet and motionless. There's honestly not a whole lot to say here. They played everything that you'd expect or want to hear, and they did it well. I wasn't as blown away as I thought I'd be, but it was pretty awesome.

Overall, the night was pretty enjoyable. Catch this tour if it's still going on, and make sure you see Coheed at the beginning of the night. They're definitely the best of the night.


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Anonymous (April 9, 2006)

coheed and cambria sucks,there singer sounds like a fucking woman

Anonymous (June 8, 2005)

Claudio's vocals are awful live, he can't hold his notes.

Anonymous (April 22, 2004)

Coheed's vocals kick the shit out of thrice's . . . Claudio does an excellent job . . . it's not for everyone but it reminds me of rush or to a lesser extent the mars volta

Anonymous (March 23, 2004)

coheed and cambria sucks the singer has a pussy ass voice and well at least he has his good looks right?

inagreendase (December 11, 2003)

I like those first four bands you mentioned, actually.

Anonymous (December 11, 2003)

all of these bands suck big time anyways...who cares about this crap. trafee your thursday c.d's for cursive ones, your thrice ones for some hot cross and your coheed for some rockin radiohead...

GreenVandal (December 11, 2003)

Nah dude. Thrice is great. but they are not that talented. Im hoping there next album changes shit up a bit. Sentence fragments are kinda fun. I can understand why. you. do. this.

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

this review stanks.you down play thrice as if they are the average band.give me break dude.they are by far the most talented band that i've seen in a long time

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

This review sucks. The author should go to Iraq and fight for this country.

Anonymous (December 8, 2003)

shut up superdude, your little gimmick is so lame

boba_fett (December 6, 2003)

oh boy...

superdude (December 6, 2003)

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

1. Did the reviewer ever take a few minutes up to call a friend on a cell phone during the friend's favorite song?

2. That's the best!

3. How many people were wearing From Autum to Ashes shirts?

4. If Thursday toured with a newly reformed Tuesday, then the tour could be called. A Couple Days of the Week, 2003

5.. Unless it happened in 2004

Fuzzy (December 6, 2003)

I spent four years in Granville, OH (30 minutes east of Columbus) at Denison University, so all the Ohio cities were fair game, as was Pitt every once in a while. I just moved to NJ recently after graduation for a job, and I live outside of Atlantic City, so Philly is the closest place for shows now.

Anonymous (December 6, 2003)

that sux thrice wasnt loud enough, when they played san diego i though the roof was gonna blow off... nice review.

Anonymous (December 6, 2003)

fuzzy reviewer person... you see shows in cleveland and pittsburgh... which makes me inquire as to where you are from to be within driving distance of both

Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

It's nice to see a good review for once.

Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

to the poster right below...
I've noticed the same exact thing with Saves the Day. They put a Stay What You Are feel on the TBC songs and it's just kinda weird.

- inagreendase

Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

I find it pretty weird that because thrice has a downtoned sound on their new cd, they play the old songs in the downtoned way too, which makes them looked bored and makes atleast me feel really uncomfortable watching them.

Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

good review. wish i could have been when they came by here.


Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

First, i thought this review was pretty shitty. Second, i was at this show, Thrice wasn't that good. I wasn't impressed.

Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

i was at this show and i thought thrice was awesome

Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

The song where everyone was quiet and not moving was "This Song Brought to You By a Falling Bomb" not "M Shepard". Sorry, I got the track titles mixed up. Someone fix that for em? -Fuzzy

Anonymous (December 5, 2003)

The Electric Factory has to be one of the worst places on the planet to see a show. The sound quality is fucking awful. Good review though.

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