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Rise Against / From Autumn To Ashes

Rise Against / From Autumn To Ashes: live in Norfolklive in Norfolk (2005)
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Rise Against has always had a special place in my heart. Upon first listen of The Unraveling, I started to get into more and more melodic harcore acts of the nineties, which eventually led me to Ke Dynamite, Good Riddance, etc. After their record deal with Geffen, I felt a little pissed off, but I r.


Rise Against has always had a special place in my heart. Upon first listen of The Unraveling, I started to get into more and more melodic harcore acts of the nineties, which eventually led me to Ke Dynamite, Good Riddance, etc. After their record deal with Geffen, I felt a little pissed off, but I remained faithful that they would put out another stellar album. I was wrong. It wasn't horrible, it just seemed like the band was trying to get big with this record. Still, I decided I would check them out to see if the rumors of their live show taking a toll was true.

I arrived only 15 minutes late and surprisingly missed most of the Loved Ones set. I really wanted to see "100k" live, which angered me to no limit. I proceeded to cry like a little girl. Surprisingly, the kids weren't that into their brand of Bouncing Souls-inspired punk rock. Judging from their last two songs, they were good.

Next was Comback Kid, and everyone in the club was aware that they were in for a treat. For those that are not well acquainted with the band, they are a hardcore act that somehow reminds me of Good Riddance, which is always a good thing. I only recongnized two of their songs: "Talk Is Cheap" and the closer "Wake The Dead." The latter, with its anthemic lyrics, ended their set off on a high note.

Next was From Autumn To Ashes. I had no desire in seeing them and was about to just take a 30 minute ciggerette break, but decided to watch for shits and giggles. This band is the epitome of fashioncore. They seem like all they care about is looking good under the lights, which they failed at. They started it off with "Miligram Smile," which is one of their few tolerable songs. After that, all went to shit. They played a bunch of crap off their upcomming album that failed to even get their own fans moving. The only other notable song was "Take Her To The Record Store." After, they finished off with "The After Dinner Payback" and I was relieved that they ended my misery pretty quick.

Now was time for Rise Against. Although I was skeptical, from the opening chords of "Life Less Frightening" I was into it. Also, I was really glad that they didn't save "Swing Life Away" for the encore. My only two complaints are that: (1) They need to play better songs from their new record, such as "Rumors Of My Demise" and "Tip The Scales," and (2) they need to start playing "Alive And Well" live again. Also, their new guitarist has almost no stage presence. All this in mind, RA put on one hell of a show.

Set list (from newest to oldest):

  • "My Life Inside Your Heart"
  • "Great Awakening"
  • "Black Masks And Gasoline"
  • "Heaven Knows" (fake closer...I think)
  • "Dead Ringer"
  • "Like The Angel"
  • "Voices Off Camera"
  • "Blood, Red, White and Blue"
  • "Broken English"
  • "The First Drop"
  • "Life Less Frightning" (opener)
  • "Paper Wings"
  • "Blood To Bleed"
  • "Anywhere But Here"
  • "Give It All"
  • "Swing Life Away"
Encore:
  • "State Of the Union"
  • "1000 Good Intentions"
  • "To Them These Streets Belong"
All in all, it was a very good night and it reminded me why I love punk rock so much. The sense of unity at the show was awe-inspiring, considering how much of a diverse crowd it was. Good times were had by all.

P.S. Good Riddance and/or Propaghandi come to Norfolk / VA Beach right away!

 


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Anonymous (December 5, 2005)

i saw these same bands in irving plaza....it was the loved ones, comeback kid, fata, and rise against. loved ones were great and a lot of fun. comeback kid was rlly enegetic and rlly into it. Fata on the other hand was a joke. the singer appeared to be a 40 year old with tits then the drummer/ singer was an asshole complaining how he hated opening for rise against then the guitarist was a fashion fuck. in other words they blew.Rise against was amazing and put sum real energy into the show except chris chase who jus kinda stood there..but joe did sum cool jumps n shit

liveinadive55 (October 10, 2005)

rise against had the crowd going insane at this show. one of the best live bands ive seen, still got it despite desire to get big. (fall out boy sucks)

ice-cold (August 29, 2005)

Rise Against is amazing live and I feel sorry for anyone that thinks differently... not to mention I'd LOVE to hear of a band that's as good at what they do. I've been to 2 warped tours and I've yet to see a band get the crowd going as much as RA did when I saw them in 04. Best performance I've saw to date and that was only a short 30 minute set... I don't even need to get into the detail of the music or the lyrics. They're a step above alot of punk bands who you could question if they fnished high school based on their lyrics.

Benjasauruss (August 26, 2005)

This was without a doubt the worst crowd I have ever seen at any show. Mosh jocks from Virginia Beach made up a good percentage of the audience. Fuck Rise Against for turning into the kind of band that invites this kind of crowd. The Loved Ones were the only spot of decency here.

Anonymous (August 26, 2005)

"You all bitch so much your paying next to nothing to see these bands pour themlseves onto the stage some of which have been doing so for yrs straingt with little break. All the while pretty much staying the same for the "scene". Fuck you nieve bastards"

uh... i think we can all agree here, when i type... que?

Anonymous (August 26, 2005)

You all bitch so much your paying next to nothing to see these bands pour themlseves onto the stage some of which have been doing so for yrs straingt with little break. All the while pretty much staying the same for the "scene". Fuck you nieve bastards

yayforapathy (August 26, 2005)

do you ever go to volume (@ lynnhaven)? if so do i know you?

curious

-A
Every once in awile yes, alhough i doubt you know me. But all things are possible...

Anonymous (August 26, 2005)

"Fata is good and so is RA.. buddy is jealous that hes not in a good band but writing reviews grow up loser"

Heavan forbid someone have a different opinion than you do douche bag.

Anonymous (August 25, 2005)

Fata is good and so is RA.. buddy is jealous that hes not in a good band but writing reviews grow up loser

Anonymous (August 25, 2005)

when I saw RA with Alk3, Chris had no stage presence, but he seemed decent when they headlined last fall.

yayforapathy (August 24, 2005)

"Rise Against needs Mr. Percision on guitar again, and Tim shouldn't play period."

Yup. I always preffered it when Tim just stuck to the vocals. But the new guitarists needs help.

Anonymous (August 24, 2005)

Rise Against needs Mr. Percision on guitar again, and Tim shouldn't play period.

allbutone (August 24, 2005)

I know Chris is a good guitar player, it just seems at times he doesn't seem 100% comfortable with some of the older rise against songs, especially the solos.

yayforapathy (August 24, 2005)

Are you kidding me? That review sucked.

Chris is an amazing addition to Rise Against live and recording(and he's been in the band for well over a year so he's not 'new).

"And why would people think that an acoustic song is not punk rock? It's about the meaning, people. Not internet board posts, zip up hoodies, or moshing.

Rise Against has toured in a van all year (even though I'm sure they could afford a bus) and for anyone who has seen their work with different non-profits, seen how much older stuff they keep in their set, and even listened to how powerful their lyrics remain from Siren Song, you'll know that the only one who needs to keep it real is YOU."

Actually my feelings are on the contrary to what you just said. I think that this show proved to me that Rise Against is "keeping it real". I'm sure that Chris is a wonderful guitar player, he just seems to lack energy the three times I've seen him witht the band. But music is subjective.

crazytoledo (August 24, 2005)

"FATA was the best band there and you focused on the worst band there.

Go figure."

are you serious???or is that really bad sarcasm.

I typo'd there.

I meant to type Comeback Kid my brain must went blank for a second.

Anonymous (August 24, 2005)

Are you kidding me? That review sucked.

Chris is an amazing addition to Rise Against live and recording(and he's been in the band for well over a year so he's not 'new).

And why would people think that an acoustic song is not punk rock? It's about the meaning, people. Not internet board posts, zip up hoodies, or moshing.

Rise Against has toured in a van all year (even though I'm sure they could afford a bus) and for anyone who has seen their work with different non-profits, seen how much older stuff they keep in their set, and even listened to how powerful their lyrics remain from Siren Song, you'll know that the only one who needs to keep it real is YOU.

allbutone (August 23, 2005)

the rise against set list is almost exactly the same as it was in cincy. is it just me or does it seem like their new guitar player just doesn't quite fit in yet?

yayforapathy (August 23, 2005)

Three song is a good number?.... I used to own To Bad Your Beautiful and I heard a couple off of Fiction, but i don't care. Some people just love to hate.

Anonymous (August 23, 2005)

i enjoy how you don't like FATA at all but you happen to know a good number of songs on their setlist.

yayforapathy (August 23, 2005)

"I saw this tour in St. Louis, drove down from Chicago for it. I loved Comeback Kid, and they were who I went to see, stuck around for Rise Against because of sentimentality from seeing them up in Chicago when they played the Fireside and shit. FATA blows ass, but nothing pisses me off more than hearing Swing Life Away, Paper Wings, and Like the Angel when they could be playing Alive and Well, Reception Fades, The Art of Losing, The Unraveling, and 401 Kill."

I share your sentiments.

Anonymous (August 23, 2005)

I saw this tour in St. Louis, drove down from Chicago for it. I loved Comeback Kid, and they were who I went to see, stuck around for Rise Against because of sentimentality from seeing them up in Chicago when they played the Fireside and shit. FATA blows ass, but nothing pisses me off more than hearing Swing Life Away, Paper Wings, and Like the Angel when they could be playing Alive and Well, Reception Fades, The Art of Losing, The Unraveling, and 401 Kill.

yayforapathy (August 23, 2005)

"Comeback Kid reminds you of Good Riddance??? Have you only heard like 5 hardcore bands or something?"

Well, their stage presence reminded me of them greatly. And the singer voice sounds like Russ's on certain songs.

Anonymous (August 23, 2005)

Comeback Kid reminds you of Good Riddance??? Have you only heard like 5 hardcore bands or something?

Anonymous (August 23, 2005)

comeback kid owned this tour.

a couple years ago there was a point where FATA was my favorite band. i walked out halfway into their first song on this tour. they somehow went from being pretty neutral and good with TBYB, with a slight slump with TFWL, and at that point could have gone either way.

they decided to go the "lets grow fag emo hair and make a shitty album cover and title and song titles and start sucking dick." route. except that the singer is actually balding so he cant pull off the hair, and he is also a fat lardass motherfucker. it's like my drunk uncle is singing to me or something it's impossible to get into. and fran looks like he is atrophying of AIDS or something.

they've become a joke.

this will be their last album and i predict that they will break up by spring of next year.

Anonymous (August 23, 2005)

So all of these people talking about how awesome Rise Against is, I finally heard your band... Right before Radio Free Rosco.

Are there two bands named Rise Against? This one played a shitty acoustic song with sappy assed lyrics and the video looked like it was just some ugly dude in a Bane hoodie (go figure) getting pulled around in a radio flyer or something.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but they sucked.

-Will

Anonymous (August 23, 2005)

I was already excited that FATA skipped out on the Sounds of the Underground tour...but then on top of that, the Rise Against/From Autumn To Ashes tour isn't coming to Canada! WooHoo! :)

Anonymous (August 23, 2005)

"FATA was the best band there and you focused on the worst band there.

Go figure."

are you serious???or is that really bad sarcasm.

rainbow-trash (August 23, 2005)

I was already pissed enough that FATA skipped out on the Sounds of the Underground tour...but then on top of that, the Rise Against/From Autumn To Ashes tour isn't coming to Canada! Eff! :(

yayforapathy (August 23, 2005)

And no, spider wasn't wearing his 7 seconds shirt.

yayforapathy (August 23, 2005)

Well, I never said I liked Swing Life Away, I was just glad that if they were gonna play it, that they diddn't save if for their encore. Oh, and I don't know which FATA you know, but the FATA I know was horrific to watch.

Anonymous (August 23, 2005)

That's a pretty shitty review.

crazytoledo (August 23, 2005)

FATA was the best band there and you focused on the worst band there.

Go figure.

Anonymous (August 23, 2005)

was spider wearing his 7 seconds shirt?

Timis (August 23, 2005)

"Swing Life Away" makes me want to slit my wrists

Anonymous (August 23, 2005)

I've seen them play "Alive And Well" on tour, last year. Fucking awesome.

potshotrocker (August 23, 2005)

i cant stand rise against

especially live

Anonymous (August 23, 2005)

score is for niel hennessey of the lawrence arms, b/c he is th person who wrote SWING LIFE AWAY. you can check out when they first released it on that fearless comp and he admitted it himself. i guess they worked out some deal for teh major label release. weird shit

Neo_Reloaded (August 23, 2005)

Rumors Of My Demise... and State Of The Union are the best songs off their latest record. The whole thing's pretty great though, so no complaints. Except Swing Life Away, that song grates on me. I'm not gonna say they sold out or anything, I just don't like that particular song and the thought of that as their encore is pretty bad - I'm glad they stopped doing that.

adamvms (August 23, 2005)

if i would have known fata would be playing a short set i may have stuck around to see rise against...

i left after cbk

and i was pissed b/c i got to the norva about 8:20 and the loved ones were already done

do you ever go to volume (@ lynnhaven)? if so do i know you?

curious

-A

Anonymous (August 23, 2005)

what a terrible review....there is absolutely no reason to assume that RA was trying to get "big" with Siren Song. Back in the day Tim was in a Chicago band called Baxter who played the pop-rock songs you love to hate like "swing life away"

PS. KE Dynamite is one of my fav. bands too.....nice one

Anonymous (August 23, 2005)

"My life inside your heart"? Nice, I hope they play that and "Everchanging" when I see them soon. I always thought they OPENED with "To the these streets belong".

And dude, you seriously need to apprieciate Comeback Kid. Album of the year so far.

jamespastepunk (August 23, 2005)

HELL YES! Someone else likes Tip the Scales and Rumors...

and Rise Against kicks ass live, too.

Anonymous (August 23, 2005)

Dear Rise Against,

Stop playing Swing Life Away and start playing Reception Fades...and start kicking ass again

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