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Fall Out Boy / The Lifestyle

Fall Out Boy/The Lifestyle: live in Des Moineslive in Des Moines (2003)
Island Records

Reviewer Rating: 2.5
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Contributed by: EddieEddie
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Say what you will about this band, but they sure do put on a fairly good live show. I'm usually not a major fan of this Taking Back Sunday style of emo/pop-punk/softcore/screamo/whatever-the-hell-you-want-to-call-it, but even the most mediocre bands can prove that they can perform well (The Donnas a.


Say what you will about this band, but they sure do put on a fairly good live show. I'm usually not a major fan of this Taking Back Sunday style of emo/pop-punk/softcore/screamo/whatever-the-hell-you-want-to-call-it, but even the most mediocre bands can prove that they can perform well (The Donnas are a good example). And that's exactly what Fall Out Boy proved. I wouldn't have even gone to this show initially, but hey, I had just finished my last headache-inducing semester final, the show was only seven bucks, it was easy to get to, and I was in the mood for some rock.

The show took place at a venue called The House of Bricks, which was a good, standard place for a small rock show. No major complaints or anything. The first act was called Lil' Moby Dick and I was…confused. The group consisted of four white teenage guy Christian rappers with shockingly moronic lyrics and a terrible performance that just irritated me. Not only was their name really obvious innuendo, but they had stupid, stupid lyrics about eating pussy with Italian dressing and a song about hippos. All I did was roll my eyes during the entire set and so did everybody else. They played for way too long. Maybe the whole thing was just a joke, but I certainly didn't find it funny.

After that disaster, The Lifestyle, a local emo/pop-punk act, took stage. I saw them perform about a year ago, and their sound has definitely evolved. They seem to have lost a lot of their sugary qualities, thankfully. They were still rather generic (everything sounded like throw-away No Use for a Name, Midtown, or The Used songs), though, but still easily tolerable. They didn't last long on stage, anyway.

Up next was Fall Out Boy, who recently signed to Island Records. I really didn't know much of their material beforehand (only a couple songs I heard on a Less Than Jake sampler), but I didn't care. I just needed some generic punk to blow off some steam to. They played a solid (if a little short) set of heavy emo/punk that kept me thoroughly entertained. The new material (including a Christmas song) and the concluding performance of "Saturday" (in which one of the vocalists started climbing the rafters) were the stand-outs.

I wasn't blown away by what I saw that night, but I wasn't really disappointed either. Even though the show was nothing wholly remarkable, I still had a lot of fun, and I was convinced enough to buy myself a cheap t-shirt. I don't regret the seven bucks I spent. This was mostly just good, simple music to relieve my boredom on a cold November night with my friends. Nothing more, nothing less. Check out Fall Out Boy the next time they're in town. Or don't.

 


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Anonymous (January 4, 2004)

fuck this cracker he dont know his thumb from hos ass fuck u eddie u can lick my gooch and die. lifestyle rules ass and dont sound like any of that used shit and lil moby dick just wants to party DYKE

Anonymous (December 18, 2003)

you mom likes it

Anonymous (December 17, 2003)

more like your face sucks...biatch!

Anonymous (December 17, 2003)

rap sucks you dick fucks and i bet lil moby dick sucks huge fucking dicks

Anonymous (December 16, 2003)

Oh yeah the previous comment was left by Funky McAwsome the next hottest in the Boo-Ya Trifecta, so look me up if you want to dis us again, that way I could use my Kung-Fu ninja, jujitsu rap skillz to rip your nuts off and shove down you ass-licking throut. Suck-it Jabroni!

Anonymous (December 16, 2003)

You need to suck my chode cause Lil Moby Dick, Willabong, and Teabag Doom are the hottest thing to come of to Des Moines. I can understand that you wouldn't like them because theys aint for fag ass queers like you. Pull your tampon out and get on the train before it runs you over, fag!!! Oh and make sure you never come to to another appocolytic, virtuoso rap event, cause if you do your fag lovin is will get stomped by all of the our gang. Ya heard!!! Peace out chode licker!

FortyMinutesWest (December 16, 2003)

"BUT, i love writing reviews for the hell of it cause i'm a fucking loser and probably a virgin"

The randomness of this comment made me laugh out loud...yep..

Anonymous (December 15, 2003)

Up and at them

Anonymous (December 15, 2003)

Hey eddie you're that faggot I saw sitting down way in the back of the place getting boned by Lil'Moby Dick. STOP BEING SUCH A FAGGOT

Anonymous (December 15, 2003)

you're all dumb all these bands suck the lifestyle the most!!! hahaha suck suck suck hur hur battle of a lifetime ur hur

Anonymous (December 15, 2003)

This guy likes Mest, Good Charlotte AND NFG? Fuck me, is this guy's opinion worthless or what?

TATECORE.

thelifestyle (December 15, 2003)

the only thing i dont get is how if NFG is your favorite band you don't like fall out boy? seems kinda weird...

Anonymous (December 15, 2003)

I really doubt fall out boy cares about some gay ass review some faggot wrote from shitville USA. first of all this guy shouldn't be living let alone writing reviews. please so us all a favor and kill yourself.

funkisdead (December 15, 2003)

sounds like fall out boy felt like commenting.

Anonymous (December 14, 2003)

i love how you keep throwing in that you're not a fan of that music but you just wanted to blow off steam. who the fuck cares? if you don't even like this music why go to that show and write a review on it. i can just picture scott and aubin telling each other that they should post your review cause it's so bad and people will make fun of your ass. i mean seriously, who the fuck thinks,"him i don't like any of these bands, BUT, i love writing reviews for the hell of it cause i'm a fucking loser and probably a virgin. you've got problems dude, and i can't even fucking believe you wrote that. you should be burried alive. you are a dog. a fucking dog in a society that sucks cock. man i'm high. was that long? shit, i think it was. i don't even know what i'm doing here. damn.

Anonymous (December 14, 2003)

i don't know that i "effing" do anything

Anonymous (December 14, 2003)

all you people shitting on these bands effing suck at life.

Anonymous (December 14, 2003)

the person who wrote this reveiw is an idiot... the lifestyle doesnt sound anyting like NUFAN or the used.

funkisdead (December 14, 2003)

obviously not.
gay marriages aren't legal yet.

zing!

Anonymous (December 14, 2003)

silly. he has no fiancee.

Anonymous (December 14, 2003)

the drummer from my band fucked the fiancee of the lead singer of fall out boy. keep it on the DL

gutterhippo (December 14, 2003)

"When I saw Fall out Boy with Jake, I came to the conclusion that they are one of the few bearable Pop punkers, but they need to drop their pretty boy bassist...and THEN I heard he used to be in a hardcore band...I almost shit myself."

really? i think the bassist is the coolest guy in the band. every time they come here, he always comes up and chats with me! he's a really nice guy. i'd say the lead singer is more of a "pretty boy." in fact, when i first came across their mp3.com page, i thought he was tom from blink 182. but he's still a cool guy

Anonymous (December 14, 2003)

it might be a joke but the reviewer didn't like it so shut the fuck up you idiots

Anonymous (December 14, 2003)

lil moby dick is the best thing to ever happen to any form of music, and i am not joking.

Anonymous (December 14, 2003)

i took that last comment as a letter to god saying, 'dear god,- you've got to be one of the stupidest people to ever grace the earth.'

i thought it was funny.

Anonymous (December 13, 2003)

Dear god, you have got to be one of the stupidest people to grace this earth. Because you totally didn't understand that Lil Moby Dick is a JOKE!! A REAL LIVE JOKE! Or do you just not get out the house enough, to understand true comedy. Dork.

Kristy

Anonymous (December 13, 2003)

yeah with how much they fucking suck! lifestyle need to fucking burn

Anonymous (December 13, 2003)

no seriously, i have to talk to the kid who wrote this review because he's the dumbest person that's ever happened.
and the lifestyle will kill you three times before you hit the fucking ground, fucker.

Anonymous (December 13, 2003)

The Lifestyle suck thats just that

rxbandito24 (December 13, 2003)

When I saw Fall out Boy with Jake, I came to the conclusion that they are one of the few bearable Pop punkers, but they need to drop their pretty boy bassist...and THEN I heard he used to be in a hardcore band...I almost shit myself.

Anonymous (December 13, 2003)

youaretheweekestlinkgoodbye

Anonymous (December 13, 2003)

you sir, are obviously the dumbest fucking person alive. if you took lil moby dick and the willabong seriously for even one second, then you are too dumb for words to describe.

Anonymous (December 13, 2003)

Thats funny.. because Mason (the lead singer of Lifestyle) is gay. So I doubt that could happen. nice try though.

KingOfRain (December 12, 2003)

"Oh jesus click on "View All Reviews"... He-larry-ass!

-BSD"

Hah, good call. BSD you just made my day.

Anonymous (December 12, 2003)

My band played a show with The Lifestyle in Cincinnati once....and the lead singer tried to take my girlfriend, haha. Just a stupid story I though i would share

-ZDP

Anonymous (December 12, 2003)

the donnas are sex life, fuck yeah.

Anonymous (December 12, 2003)

What the fuck eddie, i thought you had become an indiekid?

fuck you eddie.

Anonymous (December 12, 2003)

Oh jesus click on "View All Reviews"... He-larry-ass!

-BSD

Anonymous (December 12, 2003)

bad review

blood_brothers_are_good (December 12, 2003)

no matter what anybody says, fall out boy puts on a really awesome show. and while i don't really enjoy their recorded material, i love them in concert. and the christmas song is not new material. it's actually an older song than anything else they probably played.

Anonymous (December 12, 2003)

fallout boy makes me want to kill puppies...and i love puppies

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