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Dillinger Escape Plan / The Locust

Dillinger Escape Plan / The Locust: live in Tampalive in Tampa (2004)
Epitaph Records

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Contributed by: ConduitEliot
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Being a huge fan of Dillinger and having to wait a long time to see them live, as I missed them last time they came around like 3 years ago, I had huge expectations for this show. It delivered and then some. The first band to play was an instrumental band that nobody seemed to be able to tell me .


Being a huge fan of Dillinger and having to wait a long time to see them live, as I missed them last time they came around like 3 years ago, I had huge expectations for this show. It delivered and then some.

The first band to play was an instrumental band that nobody seemed to be able to tell me the name of. They were a 2 piece, no vocals, just guitar and drums, and very interesting, unique to say the least, and because they were doing something different I will give them a little credit, although it got really old when they played basically the same 4 guitar lines and drum beats for 20 minutes.

After then LA's Your Enemies Friends came on. They were a pretty good indie band that reminded me alot of Pretty Girls Make Graves. I thought they were alright, and I enjoyed some of the music in the songs, but the vocals weren't really my thing and the singer had a really cocky attitude that didn't go over well with myself or the rest of the crowd. Good effort none the less.

The Locust came on next. I had never seen them live but their records seemed pretty boring to me, even given the incredibly energetic nature of the music. That said, I was impressed with their set and while they aren't a band I have really ever been able to get into, I enjoyed them live and I had fun watching them.

After a 30 minute wait for sound checks and light checks, Dillinger took the stage opening with Sugar Coated Sour. The band's energy was through the roof and I was in awe as they went through Under The Running Board material up to their new song they just recorded for the soundtrack. The thing about Dillinger is to add to the incredible musicianship and performance they have an absolutely spectacular light show that really sets the mood. I found it amazing how they could go off like they did and still play everything practically perfect. They played about 12 songs and their "new" singer(he has just recently recorded with the band, but he has been the band for 2 years now so I don't really consider him new) could pull off the patton stuff perfectly, not an easy feat. I can honestly say that his crowd interaction seemed more genuine then most, and he wasn't just passing the mic so he could take a breath or two.

If Dillinger comes to your town, I would suggest you take the chance to see them, as they rarely tour. Tonight at the show, I saw punks, metalheads, hardcore kids, even indie kids, all appreciating one band for their amazing talent. It's not hard at all to see why.

Setlist(not in order):

Sugar Coated Sour
Jim Fear
The Running Board
New Song
New Song
Baby's First Coffin
Hollywood Squares
When Good Dogs Do Bad Things
The Mullet Burden
4th Grade Dropout
43 Percent Burnt

 

 
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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (February 15, 2004)

Wait. No, I should've had read that comment a bit more carefully. This score is for my stupidity.

Anonymous (February 15, 2004)

I thought Botch split up like two years ago. My finger is not on the pulse here...

Anonymous (February 14, 2004)

This is a bad art project that needs to end...

Anonymous (February 13, 2004)

It was All Else Failed.

Yeah, Archtype was a really kick-ass album, one that I bought on a whim without even hearing it. I was really psyched that they played the show, tho the crowd wasn't gettin into too much

Anonymous (February 12, 2004)

hey i just sent that last message and i accidentally gave it a 5 star rating. oops.

Anonymous (February 12, 2004)

i went to the orlando show and i had really high expectations of this tour, but unfortunatly, it was seriously lacking. the locusty were pretty neat, but only for the first 5 or so minutes of their prolonged set, and d.e.p. just sucked all around. i fell alseep standing up.

FortyMinutesWest (February 11, 2004)

a*

And another thing, wasn't All Else Failed supposed to release another album a while back. I know they aren't an active band anymore, but I was pretty sure I read something about that.

FortyMinutesWest (February 11, 2004)

All Else Fails or All Else Failed? Because the latter toured with DEP quite a bit. "Archetype" was an great album.

Anonymous (February 11, 2004)

any know if DEP is blowing fire at shows this tour?

Anonymous (February 11, 2004)

Ya, DEP definately tour quite a bit. The LA show this month will be my time seeing them in less than three years. They always seem to have great supporting bands too, especially two years ago at the troubadour. We got:
Botch (final show in LA)
Darkest Hour (best set by them I've seen)
All Else Fails
Shat
Your Enemies Friends

Absolutely perfect show

Last year at the Roxy was Icarus Line, Shat, Your Enemies Friends - plus DEP used fire

Always a good time, i'm also lookin forward to seein Locust again, last time was two years ago with Cattle dDecapitation and Toys That Kill at the Chain Reaction

Conduit (February 11, 2004)

Fair enough. Haha wow, that sucks that I missed that show, I love Darkest Hour too.

Anonymous (February 11, 2004)

"Sorry, rarely tour in Florida. And since the last time they came here to Tampa was like 3 or 4 years ago, I stand by my statement. But I apologize about my remark that they rarely tour."

they came to the orpheum 2 years ago or less with darkest hour so stand away from your statement

Anonymous (February 11, 2004)

"the locust are really the most retarded band in the world. they dress up like they're in fucking slipknot or something and proceed to bang on pots and pans and play complete noise for half an hour. all the indy fags cream themselves cuz its so fucking cutting edge and 'oh i just don't get it'. well fuck you emo fag, cut your hair and start eating again."

they dress up like locusts, they have really nice equipment, they dont sound like any noise bands, they play grind with keyboards not indie, i like them, i dont have emo hair and i can prob eat more than you.

Anonymous (February 11, 2004)

In the last 5 years, DEP has stopped in my town at least 5 or 6 times. It seems like they're always on tour.

Anonymous (February 11, 2004)

All I have to say is go see the Locust live and watch every single one of them play (save maybe the keyboard player) play their instruments. That will amaze you.

Romeo (February 10, 2004)

Tampa is cool.

Conduit (February 10, 2004)

Sorry, rarely tour in Florida. And since the last time they came here to Tampa was like 3 or 4 years ago, I stand by my statement. But I apologize about my remark that they rarely tour.

notaclevername (February 10, 2004)

re: the guy two posts down

Ahhh, bitterness, the taste of America! (or wherever you're from)

P.S. Sorry that the Locust killed your dog.

Anonymous (February 10, 2004)

hey douche bag who thinks the locust are a bunch of indy fags who scream. HAHA the locust are fucking awesome its better then half the retarded shit you listen to fucking oi bands and punk bands who sound the exact same and repeat the same lines about hating the government

Anonymous (February 10, 2004)

the locust are really the most retarded band in the world. they dress up like they're in fucking slipknot or something and proceed to bang on pots and pans and play complete noise for half an hour. all the indy fags cream themselves cuz its so fucking cutting edge and 'oh i just don't get it'. well fuck you emo fag, cut your hair and start eating again.

squirrelbait (February 10, 2004)

these guys tour so much they don't even have time to record stuff!

Anonymous (February 10, 2004)

i agree with the guy below me

ashton (February 10, 2004)

rarely tour?

what planet are you living on?

Anonymous (February 10, 2004)

ummm...first?

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