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Yellowcard / Something Corporate

Yellowcard / Something Corporate: live in Salt Lake Citylive in Salt Lake City (2004)
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Reviewer Rating: 5


Contributed by: trevorTrevor
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This was a show I went to torn. Torn because I enjoyed Yellowcard's first album (although I don't really care for the new one), wanted to see Pete from Inspection 12 (one of my favorites) on bass, and know that both bands can be very energetic live. The problem came with the fact that I knew there w.


This was a show I went to torn. Torn because I enjoyed Yellowcard's first album (although I don't really care for the new one), wanted to see Pete from Inspection 12 (one of my favorites) on bass, and know that both bands can be very energetic live. The problem came with the fact that I knew there would be hordes of annoying 13-16 year olds who think that Simple Plan is the best thing to happen to music, bouncing around and singing in their high-pitched voices (you might say, "but Trevor, isn't that what 13-16 year olds are supposed do at concerts?" You're right, but this isn't your review, dammit).

The original reason for going to this show was because living in Wyoming, we do not get a chance to see live bands (unless they're local) and my roommate and his girfriend have never been to any live musical performance of any sorts. Having missed Brand New a few months earlier, we opted for Yellowcard/Something Corporate. Having had previously seen both bands a couple times, I knew it would be a good way to show them a fun time. About a week before the show, they pulled out, saying they wouldn't have enough money for the haul to Utah. My girlfriend and I decided we would go anyways.

We pulled up to Club Bricks (At the Venue, now) at about 5:30 and waited in the long line outside. Amongst the Something Corporate and Get Up Kids shirts, I wondered if anyone knew who the hell Whippersnapper was (shirt I was wearing). The show started at 6, and we were still in line. I could hear the opening band playing, and it wasn't until about 15 minutes later that we made it in.

Steriogram was playing as we walked in, and I noticed LP-Yellowcard's drummer, standing next to me. I shook his hand and immediately after, a group of girls in front of me made a big commotion, pointing and buzzing, as if to say "Like, Oh my God! That was the Yellowcard guy!!". Steriogram are from New Zealand. If I had to make a comparision of who they sounded like, it would be a mix between Sum 41 and Mest. There was a really skinny guy who only rapped and then a full band with a guitarist who also sang. I doubt I'd ever buy their CD, but the crowd liked them, and they had good energy.

Something Corporate was next and the place went crazy. There is a balcony at Bricks, and to support are two posts on the club floor space about 20 feet apart. On top of these posts are steel beams that run back to the balcony to support it. During the set, a kid climbed the 20 foot post, and despite security trying to grab the kid, he dove into the crowd. A giant speaker also almost toppled over, with a stage light falling off of it in the process. Towards the end of the set, they broke into OutKast's 'Hey Ya', before finishing with 'Punk Rock Princess'. The bass player was dressed like a Pirate the entire time too...

I went to the merch booth and bought my sister a Yellowcard hoodie for her birthday and asked the merch guy if he knew whether or not Pete from I-12 was permanetly with Yellowcard, and he said yes. Hmm...I hope this doesn't spell the end of him in Inspection 12.

The place got even crazier when Yellowcard took the stage. There were a couple more "post dives" and dancing pits, yes, that's right. The same kind of pit with the same kind of trucker-cap wearing, gauged ear, black moppy hair kids who does the same dancing at Poison the Well and From Autumn to Ashes shows. In no way am I implying that "hardcore" pits, or skinny kids with black plugs in their ears doing mock karate moves are tough in any sense, but simply that I didn't picture this at a pop-punk show, but I digress...

To my dismay Yellowcard only played a song or two off 'One for the Kids'. Ryan told the crowd that Salt Lake City has some of the hottest chicks in America, (it's true, I second it!) and told all the guys they were lucky bastards. Pete did a great job. He even has a mic now, and as good as he played and the enegry he had, I could not stop thinking about his comments pertaining to being in Yellowcard in his previous run with the band; something to the effect of hating being lumped in with pop-punk bands on tours, hating playing to crowds of 14 year olds every night who "think New Found Glory and Blink is the best thing since steak sauce", etc. I wonder what was going through his head that night...

Ryan thanked the crowd, telling us he remembers the show they played on Warped Tour 2 years ago (I was there, it was really great. There were about 30 people there, all going crazy) as one of their best and thanked Utah for being so great to the bands that come through. They ended the set with 'Breathing' and we took off to beat the crowd/traffic out of the club. On the way out, I heard them playing 'View from Heaven', and I'm sure they played a couple more encore songs.

Overall, it was really enjoyable. Like I mentioned, I don't really care for either band much anymore, but they're good at what they do and they deserve all the success they're getting for their hard work. I hope the addition of Pete to Yellowcard really shows through on the next album. The place was packed, if you're a fan of either band or pop-punk, go see this tour. The ticket price is a little more than I'm used to at 17 bucks, but at least it's not $60, and you're supporting some hard working people who deserve it.

 


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Anonymous (January 15, 2005)

WTF!?! How is does this get a perfect score. I'm sure all the hot topic "punks" with the cliched black emo glasses, studded belts, haircuts that seem to have occured in the dark and the parade of chucks thought it was cool to see hundreds of kids that looked exactly like them was cool, but I don't care if Jesus came back while they were playing( Ok I might).

Anonymous (April 13, 2004)

Whippersnapper is ten times better than yellowcard

Anonymous (April 12, 2004)

Score's for John Cale.

-BSD

Anonymous (April 12, 2004)

Whippersnapper is just as "poopy" as Yellowcard.

Anonymous (April 12, 2004)

Jello Biafra sang "Too Drunk to Fuck" with nofx when they came here

Anonymous (April 11, 2004)

How come every fucking Something Corporate show gets reviewed, and no ones reviewed the Rock Against Bush tour? I want to hear about that... Sounded interesting.

...evildeadalive

GreenVandal (April 11, 2004)

this review and the kid who reviewed it make me want to vomit. As do uppity gay people. Uppity straight people. People who use the word uppity. People who say violins dont belong in punk rock. Poeple who actually think the dude from yellowcard is a valid reason to say somehting like that (newsflash, yellowcard is as punk as your mom). And finally, people who dont realize that Johnny would defeat the devil easily.

Fuck all of you.

Anonymous (April 11, 2004)

hi

SKAdoesntSUCKyouDO (April 10, 2004)

Change the channel

Anonymous (April 10, 2004)

Do you think people laugh that guy off when he says "Hey, I'm the fiddle player!"?

Anonymous (April 10, 2004)

"but wouldn't a gold filddle be several tons and impossible to play."

-bender

Anonymous (April 10, 2004)

shut up, trevor.

Anonymous (April 9, 2004)

"backflips are gay. you're gay if you think they;re cool"

clearly this person can't do a backflip

Anonymous (April 9, 2004)

i'd still give it to johnny. man that song was the shit.

-Forrest Law

Anonymous (April 9, 2004)

"OK...

Fiddle-off...

1. Yellowcard dude...
2. Floggin Molly chick...
3. Dave Matthew's Band dude...(he is good)
4. Young Einstein
5. Johnny...
or-
6.(66) THE DEVIL

Prize: golden fiddle

-sickboi"

I told you once, you son of a bitch, I'm the best that's ever been!
- Johnny

Anonymous (April 9, 2004)

This score is for people who write 'this score is for...'

Anonymous (April 8, 2004)

backflips are gay. you're gay if you think they;re cool.

Jesse (April 8, 2004)

To BSD-

No, I never changed my name. After I created my account, I realized that there must have been someone with the name Jesse before. I review whatever Scott sends me, and a few others on the side that I think are gems and shouldn't be missed.

About the score, I never said that the score was for morons, just the post.

Anonymous (April 8, 2004)

"The same kind of pit with the same kind of trucker-cap wearing, gauged ear, black moppy hair kids who does the same dancing at Poison the Well and From Autumn to Ashes shows."

-maybe they were girls. oh and they aren't "hardcore"...theyre faggots...anyone that fits that description so move into a different music trend

Tigerama (April 8, 2004)

when this tour rolled through Austin my friend and I just happened to have sidewalk chalk. we heckled Yellowcard on the curb outside thier van. He informed them that "violens R gimmicks" and I encouraged the fiddler to "do a back flip" and gave him an illustration, in case he forgot how.

In other news Brides of fucking Destruction!

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

It's amazing how riled up some people can get about someone going to a show...whoa!!

I don't know any good punk bands? Well, actually, some of my favorite "punk" bands include: Staring Back, Lagwagon, Bad Religion, The Descendents, Craig's Brother and Strung Out. I'm huge Stretch Arm Strong and Shai Hulud fan too. If you disagree with that, fine. What the hell do you listen to?

Pull your heads out of your asses. Calling someone "gay" as a cut-down only makes you look immature and ignorant of different people.

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

there are tons of hot girls in SLC, there all mormon prude though. so they are just a waste of a vagina. like they say though.....i wish they all could be california girls

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

This reviewer wouldn't know good punk rock if it rolled into SLC, lined up all the Mormons and his gay ass and took a huge dump on thier faces.

Looks like it's up to me!

Milk, milk, lemonade...

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

Who the fuck cares if nobody "knows me" at this site? I guess I must have missed the "Write a review if anyone on this site knows you" button.

I already stated I didn't care for either of these bands. I went to a show, posted my review and everyone got their vagina in a wrinkle about it!

Salt Lake has quite a few good looking girls. You saw fat people in Utah?! HOLY SHIT, I guess because there are fat people in Utah (just like every other state) there couldn't possibly also be any hot chicks, at all. None. California has hot chicks?!?! No WAY!!

When I write the review for the Stretch Arm Strong show I'm going to, to save any smart ass remarks, I will keep the review to "The opening band played songs. Then the other band played songs. Then Stretch Arm Strong played songs. I liked."

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

"This post is for morons who discriminate."

1) Weren't you the one who used to review pop-punk and stuff and changed his name so he could look more indie? So go easy on this pathetic guy.

2) A score of 5 starts for morons who discriminate?

This score is for the Raincoats.

-BSD

CactusSac (April 7, 2004)

whoops on the use of < and not ( ) ...

most failed joke ever... now i look like an idiot :)

CactusSac (April 7, 2004)

I think is the best thing since .

This review is ridiculous. No one knows you, yet now everyone knows your reason to going to this show and your stance on everything that happened.

This review is the most amusing thing since the slip and slide.

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

"salt lake city has some of the hottest chicks in america"- you and the jerkoff from yellowcard couldn't be any more wrong. i live in southern california, where the hottest chicks really are, and had the misfortune of spending 3 weeks in slc opening a restaurant. it is home to throngs of huge assed women with no style, too many shitty tattoos and piercings. oh yeah trying to get drunk in that shit town was also a nightmare..leave it to mormons to ruin something thats a given anywhere else. fuckers.

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

I hate something corperate more than anything. No their live performance will not change my mind.

Jesse (April 7, 2004)

Once again, a post made about my sexual preference intended to hurt and insult only ends up educating. It's too bad that you feel that homosexuality should be used as an insult. There are plenty of more of us than you think.

This post is for morons who discriminate.

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

The violin guy in Yellowcard looks SO FUCKING UNCOMFORTABLE when he plays. Plus he sucks. And he stands like he's prarie-doggin' it.

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

the post by jesse = gay. jesse = gay. i = so fucking punk your mom wants me.

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

violens have NO FUCKING PLACE in punk rock... this makes me want to goto an pop show, just to whoop some little bitch ass in the pit, but hey, what can you expect from a fucking pop band, these are the pretty little bitches who got all the girls in high school, but now punkRAWK(/me does avril impersonation on the rawk part) is cool. anyway... fuck off bitches
cm

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

damn, you guys are really harsh, huh? The guy just posted about a fucking show he went to. What does it matter if he mentions what he bought or who went with him. Everyone needs to lighten up a little bit.

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

No, my mom wasn't waiting for me. It's kind of nice to get back back as soon to the state you live in as you can when you have college classes that you're paying out the ass for the next morning.

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

It might be a sin, but I'll take your bet- you're gonna regret, cuz I'm the best there's ever been.

-Johnny

Jesse (April 7, 2004)

Depends on whether Charlie Daniels is the judge or not. I prefer the Devil's fiddling, personally.

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

yo johnny totally owns those other dudes. this score is for johnny.

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

OK...

Fiddle-off...

1. Yellowcard dude...
2. Floggin Molly chick...
3. Dave Matthew's Band dude...(he is good)
4. Young Einstein
5. Johnny...
or-
6.(66) THE DEVIL

Prize: golden fiddle

-sickboi

Jesse (April 6, 2004)

I have a theory that his girlfriend was fabricated just to make him sound less pathetic. You know he spends his nights lying awake crying to Yellowcard.

"If I could find you now! *sob sob*"

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

pete was originally in yellowcard and left about a year and a half ago but decided to come back...the other bass player got screwed hard

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

i was worried that his girlfriend wouldn't come thank god!

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

Score is for Inspection 12.

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

He's a good brother. You'd think some kindness would kill you guys. Minor threat

Jesse (April 6, 2004)

Look out kids! This guy is totally hip!! Whippersnapper shirt!

About Something Corporate-any band with songs like "Punk Rock Princess" or "Drunk Girl" should be slapped, not to mention all they are is a cheap Ben Folds rip-off without any talent.

About Yellowcard-any band with an instrument that isn't audible is a crime against music.

You denounce Simple Plan like they were the plague, yet Yellowcard and Something Corporate are no different. It's all crap. All of it.

This score is for the music and the reviewer.

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

Why would a "reviewer" leave before the end of the show? Were you tired of the music or was your mom waiting to drive you home?

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

steriogram fucking owns both of those bands.

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

i'm not sure why, but this review kept me entertained.

needs less review, more plot. maybe fit an alien abduction or a run-in with the mormon mafia or something.

god work sucks.

-el vaquero

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

The place doesn't "go crazy" at a pop-punk show. This score is for me.

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

Timmy, is that you?

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

"violin" does not mean "good"

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

I'm glad you decided to mention that you got a your sister a hoodie for her birthday. that tells me a lot about the bands.

the score is for something corp.

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

we get it- you're friends with the band

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

Everyone watch out for your feet...someone's dropping a LOT of names!

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

I'll be posting my review for the Stretch Arm Strong/Between the Buried and Me show in June too.

Anonymous (April 6, 2004)

man i was sad they kicked out.

:(

i miss yc.

:(

dignin (April 6, 2004)

I think this is the first slc review, too bad it was for a shitty show.

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