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Anberlin / mewithoutYou / Watashi Wa / Emery

Anberlin / mewithoutYou / Watashi Wa / Emery: live in Ft. Lauderdalelive in Ft. Lauderdale (2004)
Tooth & Nail Records

Reviewer Rating: 3


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The night was already shady to begin with. For weeks now the South Florida kids had been anxious to find out if natives Further Seems Forever would be playing the first date, or any of the dates, for the Tooth and Nail Tour. The day of the cocnert I called up the Factory and they told us that after .


The night was already shady to begin with. For weeks now the South Florida kids had been anxious to find out if natives Further Seems Forever would be playing the first date, or any of the dates, for the Tooth and Nail Tour. The day of the cocnert I called up the Factory and they told us that after weeks of worrying we all were let down, Further Seems Forever had dropped off the bill. This lack of FSF seemed to lead to a substantially smaller crowd, but it didn't care, because I was there for mewithoutYou.

The night started with Emery opening up. With 6 members [singer, two guitars, bass, drums & keyboards] it semeed like they were trying to pull a Thursday from the beginning. Once they started playing I wasn't paying as much attention to the music as I was how many people they used to scream. There stage movements looked like that of a band who was playing its first show, ever, out of the garage. The only people who moved were the keyboardist [who just walked in circles clapping his hands] and the singer [who walked back and forth from the drums to the front of the stage, and back again.] The band didn't gain another fan in me, but I think the 10 stereyotypical screamo kids enjoyed the show. The one thing that made me go to the back of the audience and chat while they finished up was the abundance of screamers, there were 4 people screaming on stage, and it got a little bit too much. Pick a guy, and stick with him.

After Emery, Watashi Wa came on stage. I'm not goign to say a lot about them, because there isn't a lot to say. They came on stage and played infront of a crowd who defidently wasn't there to see them. At the beginning of the set they really charmed the crowd, and by charmed I mean turned away the crowd, when their lead singer let us all know that "We all hated Florida while coming down here." It was a real nice thing to say when your band is playing to backs of heads. The only part of their set that was remotely enjoyable was the "Message in a Bottle" cover they did. They only got off the stage once they let us know they "Liked Florida a lot more now." Though we all liked their band a lot less.

Finally, after suffering through two bands, we'd gotten to the real reason I'd been there, mewithoutYou. I squezzed my way up to the front of the crowd where on stage the band was ready. From the side of the stage walked a man who looked like he should be going to a boy scouts meeting instead of a rock concert. He walked up to the microphone, and like a child infront of the grand jury gave us a very shy "hello" to which the crowd screamed. The band started off with their single, "Bullet to binary." And in an instant the boy scout grew into a raging bull as he drabbed the microphone and yelled his lungs out. Accompanying his vocals were twirls and running around, it was a genuinly great performance. The band really stole the night away, and the most amusing parts were some of the talking in between the songs. A lot of people seemed confused at some of the songs, because the only time they'd heard of mewithoutYou is because their vocalist, Aaron, had been featured yelling in the Norma Jean song "Memphis will be laid to waste," off Bless the Martyr, and Kiss the Child. Their set consisted of about 75% new songs and only a few older ones, which was good because the new ones were damn good. I don't remember the order, but I know songs played icnlude Bullet to Binary, Gentlemen, Nine and Blue, Silencer, and Be Still, Child. The set was great and left the crowd looking for more.

To tell you the truth, the majority of the crowd dispersed after mewithoutYou, leaving just under half to see the now-clousers, Anberlin. In short format, they played a lot of songs off their latest album in the beginning before I ended up leaving to go talk to the guy from mewithoutYou.

Overall the show was decent. It was a pretty short show due to Further Seems Forever dropping off the bill, [between every band there was some anti-FSF chant going on somewhere. I guess the hometown crowd is the last crowd you want to piss off.] the highlight was mewithoutYou, the lowest part was Watashi Wa. If you get a chance, go to the Tooth and Nail tour. If not to see a band you like, then to get some good laughs.

 


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Anonymous (November 13, 2004)

i dont care about what iney bodey ses but mewithoutyou is my fabret band emery is a very cool band anberlin is another very cool band watashi wa i havent herd of yall but m going get some of your music and ill see how yall are but iney ways i have only ben liveing in the united states for about 2-3 years a friend told me about all you bands and how aswome yall were and senc the day that i herd mewithoutyou yall became my faborit band so dont split up or iney thing like that yall rock all bads keep up the good work......from a big fan (Nathan)

Anonymous (October 27, 2004)

i'm not christian at all, but mwYfucking rocks. anyone who disagrees is a dumbass who doesn't know what music is.

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

mewithoutyou fucking blows.

ihavechappedlips (June 12, 2004)

Anberlin is a great band. They at least deserve a review. A review isnt necessarily liking or disliking a band. It is letting people know what to expect. What it is like and what type of music it is and such.
Emery is pretty good too. I heard some mewithoutyou and didnt care for it too much. I didnt like the vocals. But its cool if you like them

Anonymous (June 2, 2004)

First of all considering this is a christian rock board, lets try to tone down on the slander and cursing. But as for mewithout you they are by far the band ever, especially there lead singer who is a huge inspiration. I loved emery but i didnt care for anberlin or watashi wa either.

Anonymous (April 2, 2004)

i love mewithyou, however i do agree, very biase review.

i went to the tooth and nail tour here in cleveland, ohio and i enjoyed myself alot. i was highly impressed with emery. when they played here they had this crazy energy. perhaps they were having a bad night when you saw them.

mewithoutyou....you cant say they are freaks. they are artists and english majors for that matter, just deep, artistic people thats all. i love how aaron seems so shy and then has this wicked awesome screaming voice. (commenting to another comment)

Anonymous (March 13, 2004)

i love emo/metalcore kids who hate good bands.

Anonymous (February 23, 2004)

nice work on the crappiest review i have ever read! Just becuase your so biased toward me without you doesn't mean you have to dis everyoen else or nto even review them for that matter. Me without you was by far the worst band on the tour. I could have done without seing them. They played in parkas and layed on the stage half the time. A bunch of freaks if you ask me.

Anonymous (February 23, 2004)

I wasn't really impressed with Me without you at all. If they got somebody who can sing instead of yell into the microphone and spaz out they would have been better. The croud here was deffinately not there to see Me without you and it was very clear. Anberlin got all the attention. Half the croud left for Me Without you and came back once they heard Anberlin begin to play.

Anonymous (February 20, 2004)

"if i was that stupid i'd probably wrap my lips around the barrell of my daddy's handgun and pull the fucking trigger...
whoever you are, if you happen to take my advice don't forget to make sure that the gun is loaded... moron"

i kno this comment is mad old, but fuck man this is the most retarded comment ever .. im not even exaggerating..EVER!!!

Anonymous (February 20, 2004)

I wonder when this website will start to cover punk news.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

come on now guys, we should all be good Christians...

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

i have nothing against any of the bands that you attempted to review. however, the reviewee is fucking retarded. you might as well have just wrote "i suck mewithoutYou's dicks on a regular basis and i don't care about any of the other bands so i'm not going to give them a chance." fuck you you pathetic fucking loser.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

score is for mewithoutyou.

-greyicewater

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

Whay hasn't anyone reviewed the mewithoutyou record here?

I like it a lot and was curious to see what other people thought about it.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

your review was weird i like mewithoutyou and all you who hate them just because their christian your all stupid bigots but if you dont like them because you just dont like them fine. also anberlin is better than the review says. but is you dont dig them fine there are tons of other band you can listen to.

Anonymous (February 19, 2004)

i pretty much hate the other three bands on this bill but mewithoutyou rock the shit. it's too bad they're on tooth and nail. they'd have a much bigger following given a better label (one that doesn't come with a stigma that says 'suck')

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

I once had a dream where I attended a bible study led by Glenn Danzig. Needless to say, it was a wet dream.

This score is for the fact that I need a life.

Anonymous (February 18, 2004)

so i figured, hmm, this guy really likes mewithoutyou, maybe ill go listen to em. Yeah, they are pretty much Awful, somewhat like your reviewing skills.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

Fuck christian rock!

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

This review was absolute trash.
When you review a live show try talking about all of the bands that played and what they sound like. Great job though on the mewithoutyou review brah.

-intheshapeofawineglass

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

mewithoutyou sucks

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

Aaron Weiss is very humble on stage the times i've seen them. Granted he puts on a heck of a show (the whole band does), but in between songs he's very humble.

One of the best bands around if you ask me. Which you didn't.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

you skipped out on Anberlin??? for shame...

backupdork (February 17, 2004)

i once attended a bible study lead by Aaron Weiss. it was so weird. he is such a modest, timid, awkward guy in person, but when he's on stage, he is just the opposite. i've seen them 6 times. i can't wait to hear their new material.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

someone call the waaahmbulance..

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

"scores for this stupid fucking review. go lick mewithoutyou's ass you stupid peice of shit mother fucking cock smoke wang. fuck you"

if i was that stupid i'd probably wrap my lips around the barrell of my daddy's handgun and pull the fucking trigger...
whoever you are, if you happen to take my advice don't forget to make sure that the gun is loaded... moron

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

"scores for this stupid fucking review. go lick mewithoutyou's ass you stupid peice of shit mother fucking cock smoke wang. fuck you"

ohhhhhh, witty.

slippy (February 17, 2004)

mewithoutyou is good. why are they on this tour?

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

10: for the new hilary duff single.

scores for this stupid fucking review. go lick mewithoutyou's ass you stupid peice of shit mother fucking cock smoke wang. fuck you.

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