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Allister / Hidden In Plain View / Punchline

Allister/Hidden In Plain View/Punchline: live in Philadelphialive in Philadelphia (2004)
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Reviewer Rating: 4.5


Contributed by: stilcountingdays
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Well the show was at the Trocadero in Chinatown. Arriving at seeing the semi long line, lined up outside of the theatre. The Prizefight were first on the bill. They came on with the lead singer carrying a horn and also an extra guy carrying a horn. This made there sound kind of interesting, but t.



Well the show was at the Trocadero in Chinatown. Arriving at seeing the semi long line, lined up outside of the theatre.

The Prizefight were first on the bill. They came on with the lead singer carrying a horn and also an extra guy carrying a horn. This made there sound kind of interesting, but then the singer informed us that this would be the horn players last show with the band. This made think that unless the lead singer starts using his trumpet a lot more this band will become another bland run of the mill emo band. I only caught one of the song names which was the last song called "Train Wreck."

Right before they took off the stage the singer said Hidden In Plain View was coming up next. To my surprise he was wrong and Punchline started taking the stage to set up.

They only took about 15 minutes to set up, which is a bonus. They came on playing "Open Up" from their new CD Action followed by "Not Afraid." I'm not sure of the order of the set list but i can name most of the songs they played: Getting There Is Getting By", "Play", "Just Getting Started", "The World", "Battlescars", and "Heart Transplant." mostly all off the new album. On a side at one point the bass player call his ex girlfriend and made us yell into the phone "Fuck you, you fucking skank whore... whore", afterwards he informed us he was joking at that we should be bitter about things but i mean come on that was pretty fun.

Next was Hidden In Plain View. I haven't seen these guys before and they really didn't impress me at all. I recently downloaded their song "Shamans Witches Magic" on my computer and it was alright, but nothing too special. They played about 7-8 songs. I think two of them were new so I didn't catch the names of them, but I did hear they played "Shamans Witches Magic", "20 Below", and an old one off their self released album.

Now the moment all the ladies had been waiting for. Allister. The city backdrop came down from behind and they all came out on stage wearing shirts and ties which was wierd because last time I saw them at the Northstar Bar there was nothing of the sort. They did indeed put on a great rock show covering all their 2 albums and adding in a couple new tunes.

Allister's Set list (in no particular order)

New Song
"Overrated"
"Somewhere down on Fullerton"
"Jimmy's Dream Girl"
New Song
"Rewind" - new song
"Radio Player"
"Jacob Thinks I'm Gay"
"None of my friends are punks" - joined by some guys in punchline and their drunken roadie
"Scratch"

Plus a couple more songs that I can't quite remember, but all in all Allister put on a great pop-punk set.

 


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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.
insipidaspersions (December 22, 2004)

this score is for punchline's drunken roadie. he was funny. but i dont really like any of these bands.

Anonymous (May 3, 2004)

Les gouts ca se discute pas gang de tites putes

Anonymous (May 3, 2004)

Score is for Asbury Park and Bruce Springsteen.

Anonymous (May 2, 2004)

"26 W. Aspen Way: $376,075
Buyer: Richard, Stephanie Reines

I got this info of the real estate records for Asbury Park, NJ."

People on this site care far too much about Drive Thru. Yes, Drive Thru bands suck, but WHO FUCKING CARES?

Anonymous (May 2, 2004)

my parent's house would probably go for close to 300 by now. it's not huge by any means.

Anonymous (April 30, 2004)

wuhooo we have stephanie's address! lets send her hate mail!!

-thriceequalsgod(doesn't care)

Anonymous (April 30, 2004)

376,000 isn't a whole lot of money actally, considering they own one of the most successful indy labels this side of Fat. My parents house is 250,000, its pretty big no doubt but its not like rediculous. If you've got the money, why not? They earned it, wheter you think they are fuckers for sueing people or you think the bands suck on their label. I think DTR is a good gateway drug for kids to get into punk rock.

However, the early november, senses fail are the really really awful sounds. I actually like most of the earlier bands they signed (midtown, early dashboard, nfg, rx bandits, allister) those bands are all good. then something corporate hit and its all downhill from here.

Anonymous (April 29, 2004)

26 W. Aspen Way: $376,075
Buyer: Richard, Stephanie Reines

I got this info of the real estate records for Asbury Park, NJ.

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

i'm sorry i live in a cave........whats hxc?,if it means hardcore thats gay-how would you hardcore outta that-see like..xtc,thc,lsd that all goes together,and this website is Gansterrrrr,and even a heart transplant wouldn't show you how i feel,and allister does a mean fraggle rock cover so shaaad up!circle pits people

Icapped2pac (April 27, 2004)

These bands all suck, even by my low standards.

This score is for proofreading your reviews before submitting them.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

i actually like allister, no frills pop punk, just straight forward fast tempo's, no screaming or shit like that. good energy and catchy hooks w/o all the damn bells and whistles of most current pop punk acts (fall out boy comes to mind) and the lyrics arent sappy pappy about chicks and shit. when they are about girls its at least not cheesy.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

allister's gay. gay gay gay.

stephanie reines, are you reading this? you're a fat discusting blob and you're hideous. sue me you fucking slut.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

Allister's such a great band

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

wow...

just...wow.

scores for the fact that that last quote by inagreendaze was for real.

wow.

shit.

inagreendase (April 27, 2004)

The post below this is laying on the sarcasm pretty thickly, but still reminds me of this hilarious excerpt from the description of a particular featured item on interpunk at the moment;

"If you're a fan of Fall Out Boy, The Starting Line or Yellowcard, then I congratulate you on your good music taste and I strongly recommend that you get your hands on Tomorrow Come Save Us, because you won't be disappointed."

This score is for the fact that the person who wrote that is serious.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

first, i congratulate you on your taste in music.. you truly do have better taste than the 90% of the stupid hxc kids on this site. Fuck Jawbreaker, Fuck Braid, Fuck Every Time I Die, This stuff is this shit.

-angelo (> you)

jacobe (April 27, 2004)

I'm pretty sure that "Fullerton" song is the only one that band has...it was on every comp I got for about 3 years.

I saw them live a few years back and they were more worried about hitting on the ladys than not sucking.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

none of this changes the fact that chris's gf cheated on him fuck her

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

the only allister song i ever liked wasn't an allister song at all. its a humdingers song.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

what a stupid bitch.

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

are you a girl?

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

uhh.... what the hell?

maverick (April 27, 2004)

This is why I love working on this website. Show me any other website where the "new reviews" column has an Allister review in between At The Gates and Man Is The Bastard.

-Scott

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

I saw ChrisPunchline's current girlfriend kiss another guy tonight

Anonymous (April 27, 2004)

you suck.

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