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My Chemical Romance / Alkaline Trio

My Chemical Romance / Alkaline Trio: live in Chicagolive in Chicago (2005)
Warner Music Group

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: William_DavidWilliam_David
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"A Mixed Set to a Mixed Crowd" It seems almost a rule of nature; the more a band gets played on MTV, the dumber and less loyal their fans become. This was evident Sunday night at the UIC Pavilion. My Chemical Romance played to a packed crowd with hometown heroes, Alkaline Trio. After the alway.


"A Mixed Set to a Mixed Crowd"

It seems almost a rule of nature; the more a band gets played on MTV, the dumber and less loyal their fans become. This was evident Sunday night at the UIC Pavilion. My Chemical Romance played to a packed crowd with hometown heroes, Alkaline Trio.

After the always-fun opening act of Reggie & the Full Effect, the Trio ripped through a 45-minute set, not wasting much time with talking or theatrics. The crowd loved it as they played Chicago-themed "Mercy Me" from their new album Crimson, along with favorites such as "Stupid Kid" before closing with "This Could Be Love."

During the break, the crowd started to thin, as many of the older fans filed out. Maybe disgusted by mainstream punk, maybe just not fans; either way, they were about to miss the best MCR set I've seen to date.

Singer Gerard Way came out dressed in the garbs of a priest, complimented by the backdrop of stain-glass projector screens. He welcomed us to "the new church." Later in the evening, confession was even offered.

They opened surprisingly weak, with the "Interlude" from Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. Actually, the whole first half of their set wasn't that great, but I wouldn't want to be the one to break that to the thousands of adolescents who sounded something like a disgruntled, Sesame Street sing-along.

Then something cool happened. Gerard had been failing to get the place moving. He finally called for a big hole to be opened on the floor. They informed us that the next song was called "Our Lady of Sorrows," and one-third of a basketball court immediately turned into a circle pit. At this point, something seemed to click, and the rest of the set was tight and simply rocked.

Strangely, this is when people started to leave. Whenever they busted out something from their first album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, the crowd just stopped. A girl next to me even looked bored while they played what was probably the best song of the night, "Headfirst for Halos." It's really sad, because the second half was truly the heart of their show for anyone who has known them before "I'm Not Okay" ever hit the airwaves.

Also, the second half featured a new song in which Gerard showed a range of beautiful, clear vocals I didn't even know he had in him.

Of course, while anticipating the encore, the arena was deafening with the shrill screams of teenage angst. They closed with the previously mentioned radio hit. Cue confetti drop.

My Chemical Romance played a very great show September 18th, but most of the fans missed it.

 

 
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Anonymous (April 6, 2006)

Yeah, you're a published writer who hasn't a lick of grammar knowledge or communications skills. Your college is a sham. Your education is a joke. Or maybe you're just full of shit.

Maybe all three.

Anyways, MCR is boring. No way should Alky Trio have had to open for them. That's ridiculous. What's next, Bad Religion opening for Good Charlotte?

Get a clue.

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

i was at the show in batimore and it was disapointing at the best. reggie played for 20 minutes, alk3 was off and didnt play radio, and i didnt stay for mcr, seeing as they have the worst live show ive ever had the pleasure of seeing. boo.

Anonymous (February 10, 2006)

i dont get reviews...they're kinda stupid when you think about it. like, some dude thinks a band sucks and all the fans start to stick up for them. but in the end, all the haters will just yell back. its a never ending battle between ppl who have differant opinions. they shouldnt have reviews because its just what that person thinks. he could tell me "my chemical romance sucks, never buy thier cd." and i'll miss out on something that i might accually like.

and just so you know, i love mcr. mikeys awesome.

Anonymous (December 6, 2005)

I was at the Chicago Alkaline Trio and My Chemical Romance Show, September 18th.
To be honest I bought the tickets for the sole purpose to see Alkaline Trio and to hell with My Chemical Romance.
I would have, as well as many other I am sure, to have had the mane act be Alkaline Trio!!!

Anonymous (November 27, 2005)

Buddy, I hate to break it to ya, but going mainstream IS their fault. They're the ones who signed the contract for the record deal. If they weren't proud to be on MTV, they wouldn't have given MTV liscence to play their videos or songs or put them on TRL. This band is ok, but seriously, they're nothing special.

Anonymous (November 10, 2005)

You fuckin morons you dont know shit!!! mcr is going mainstream and its not there fault!! ive loved mcr since their first cd came out and i still do and if you dont fuckin like them shut the fuck up because you dont their music or anything!!! you think their soooo happy to be on mtv or other stupid shit!? ! noo! so shut up and leave them alone!!!

Anonymous (October 26, 2005)

I saw there show in Atl and it kicked ass great stage performance by MCR.

Anonymous (October 21, 2005)

My Chemical Romance is the most horrible live band i've ever seen. I saw them with Alkaline Trio and Reggie about a month ago, and I had to leave when MCR played because it was just intolerable. someone should tell that green day and bowling for soup that thinks MCR is so hot to actually judge a band by how good a band is and not how hot they are. She also should check with her mom and make sure it's alright that she is on the internet, because I'm guessing she is probably about 10 years old.

Anonymous (October 14, 2005)

My Chemical Romance Is Like SO Fricken Hot! There The best Band Ever Along With Good Charlotte, Green Day, Bowling For Soup, And Avenge Sevenfold!

Anonymous (October 14, 2005)

I think he band abused the grandmother´s death. I am scared to death she didn´t rest in peace because of it. My Chemical Romance have beautiful videos, but the CD´s are very poser like, and Gerard loses his voice live.

Anonymous (October 14, 2005)

I think he band abused the grandmother´s death. I am scared to death she didn´t rest in peace because of it. My Chemical Romance have beautiful videos, but the CD´s are very poser like, and Gerard loses his voice live.

Anonymous (October 13, 2005)

I LOVE MCR!!! Gerard and Mickey are the hottest guys in the world, and they write about thinbgs that are acutally TRUE, like helena about their dead grandmother. Thats real, i dont see any one else nowadays singing about their dead family! All you MCR Haters are crap because your just sour over the fact that your not on the KERRANG HOT LIST! Your al old and balding. So say what you want about them, i dont think they will care, they know there hot!!!

Anonymous (October 13, 2005)

I clicked on this link to read the review, and i was shocked to see how mean everyone was being in their responses to it. I'm a fan of both bands, and have been for a long time, so i don't have a bias toward either one. I just think it's unfortunate to see everyone being so mean to each other over something so silly. Alkaline Trio and MCR are friends, and i doubt they're angry at each other about it. This is what sucks about this scene, is people always competing about who's better and who deserves more. It's music, and I know Matt and Gerard well enough to say they don't want their fans fighting over whose better. It's unfortunate.

Anonymous (October 10, 2005)

i dont care if MCR was headlining.... to me its an alkaline trio show

Anonymous (October 10, 2005)

Alkaline-fucking-Trio
I wanna hear the alkaline trio.... crowd response
fucking alkaline trio
alkaline trio
repeat
" I, (insert name here), will tell the kids about the Alkaline Trio more from now on"

Thank you
I dont hate MCR
Its just that the alkaline trio kicks everybodys ass

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

I am actually a huge MCR fan, and I dont give a fuck what you think of MCR fans or MCR themselves. They are a brilliant band, and Gerard Way has a really powerful voice. The music they release is NOTHING like Good Charlotte, its much better. I know what you're all going to sit and say about me eg that im a 'sad emo kid' wrong. I am not - I just appreciate good music. Everyone has different taste why cant some people except that? And, yes MCR are great live too - roll on November 7th I say. So here is a big FUCK YOU to everyone who has 'dissed' us MCR fans. Rant over..

Loz

Anonymous (October 5, 2005)

This is the shittest review I think I have ever read.

Er....Alkaline Trio...One of the best bands in the world and you gave them about 3 lines.

Man, did you write it on a Fag Packet in the toilet.

Bet you weren't actually at the show or did you get one of the Olsen sisters to write it?

Sometimes its better to put your brain into gear before you open your mouth.

Anonymous (October 4, 2005)

I have never heard my chemical romance in my life, i am so happy. to quote brendan kelly "i like my rock-and-roll with a little less make-up." this thread is too funny though, bickering "punks" are the best.

Anonymous (October 3, 2005)

Honestly, I don't hate MCR, but they didn't impress me in any way whatsoever. I went to this show mainly for Alkaline Trio and Reggie and the Full Effect. Unfortunately, Reggie played a Warped Tour-length set, and the Trio decided to omit many almost-compulsory songs from their set. How did it end with "This Could Be Love"? '97 and Radio are the only songs I can see a set ending with, and maybe Blue in the Face. Anyway, 45 minutes was too short, too much Crimson was played, there were WAYYY too many sub-20 year-olds (clearly to be expected), and I was disappointed.

Anonymous (October 3, 2005)

since when has any of these bands been emo?

listen to rites of spring or jawbreaker

Anonymous (October 2, 2005)

This is possibly the funniest thread ever. I don't like this band much either, but there's no escaping them, we may as well just face it. They are bringing out "I'm Not Okay" as a single AGAIN soon in the UK, which is really bad news.

Joe

localh (October 2, 2005)

emo is the new trend?
Saves the Day and The Ataris already had their big rock star stints on MTV and the radio. Seems like we have long hair in the front that is black and we wear make up is the new trend.

Anonymous (October 2, 2005)

MCR has turned into the New Good Charlotte in the sense they are the new edgy MTV band.

MCR sounds like garbage live and Gerard is a loser

emo seems like its becoming the new trend and its becoming everything it shouldnt/supposed to be

Anonymous (October 1, 2005)

Damn everyone's an asshole these days..

awkward (October 1, 2005)

Thanks, I feel like the most punk kid on the block right now after reading all these responses. Thank you all. Seriously, I am so thankful to everyone posting here. You know why? Because I have never even fucking heard MCR. (I watch MTV though, when Snoop is on)

thanx!

william_david (October 1, 2005)

I said I would stop, but it's so hard to stop responding. That wasn't my title. For anyone who doesn't think so, there are editors on this site. Someone does run it. It's not a total free-for-all. My title was "MCR Plays Mixed Set To Mixed Crowd" However, they classified it as a MCR/Alk Trio review, and took the MCR part out of the title because of that. I did not do that. It was editing. So now you have your answer to that.

I am confused to - what was the gimmick?

-William

stevejonestherealbones (October 1, 2005)

"Better a "fag" than a lame internet gimmick poster. --J"

whats the gimmick?

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (October 1, 2005)

Better a "fag" than a lame internet gimmick poster. --J

jamespastepunk (October 1, 2005)

I will try harder next time.

//That's all I ask.//

stevejonestherealbones (October 1, 2005)

fags

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (October 1, 2005)

My bad for not putting my name at the end of my comment but no need to get all pissy over it. Anyway, you said :
"This is first and foremost, a review of an MCR show, so if you don't like MCR, or would rather read an article on Alk Trio or Reggie, find one somewhere else. It is not right to judge an article based on what you wanted to read."

Um, the title is "My chemical romance/ALKALINE TRIO-live in chicago". Hell, the only reason I clicked on the review was the read about the alkaline trio portion. It's such a lame cop out to try spin that this was a mcr and mcr ONLY review when it's obvious from the title it was not.

---Jamie

William_David (October 1, 2005)

This is it. You seem intent on proving me wrong. It some cases you are correct, in other you are not. I know the site. I know most of what gets put up here is bashed, whether it's good or not, so whatever. I'm not insulting people, but pointing out their faults, people should realize their faults and correct themselves, not take it as insult. I had faults with this article, but what's done is done. I will try harder next time.

-William

jamespastepunk (October 1, 2005)

I write a lot of stuff, for a lot of publications.

//Then in theory you'd know that what would work in GQ wouldn't fly in Spin, and what would fly in Spin wouldn't fly in Alternative Press, but what would be acceptable in AP wouldn't be acceptable in GQ. Wait...//

I don't always have time to make a new version for every publication.

//Yeah, well here's the thing. punknews.org isn't really a publication. It's a WEBSITE, which means you get as much room as you want. You KNOW you were going for a different audience in punknews than in your other publication, but you chose to post the same one. This isn't a newspaper or magazine. You have the freedom of room. People here expect authors to use that to their advantage, to give whomever is reading more details about a concert or CD.

Saying "oh, I write in publications and don't have time to adapt my reviews" is sheer laziness. So put in a couple more sentences about Alkaline Trio's songs, their stage presence, how the audience reacted to Reggie and the Full Effect, if at all. I don't get any idea how they acted onstage, or whether it was enjoyable, if the audience was into it, if Alkaline Trio plays well to 10,000 people as they do to 1,000.//

This is first and foremost, a review of an MCR show, so if you don't like MCR, or would rather read an article on Alk Trio or Reggie, find one somewhere else.

//People below have responded better than I could have.//

It is not right to judge an article based on what you wanted to read. Guess what, the writer is not catering to one person.

//You're right, the writer ISN'T catering to one person, but when you're publishing on a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT kind of form with different rules, then you need to do as the Romans. And the Romans like Alkaline Trio and Reggie and the Full Effect more than they enjoy My Chemical Romance.//

Speaking of credibility, it gives you no credibility whatsoever to post Anonymous, and not even put a name to it at the end. That's the biggest problem with the internet, too many douches (I know that's not professional, but someone needs to tell you)

//Thanks, but we don't need a "professional" to tell us that there's too many douchebags on the internet.//

can talk without backing themselves up, and it's okay, because no one knows you. I'm telling you though, it is you that has no credibility. I appreciate constructive criticism, and I thank those of you who have pointed out something wrong with my article, but responses involving things like "suckings on dildos" just make you look stupid, and your argument mean nothing. I am not perfect, but if you have something to say, have enough pride in your comment to put your name on it.

//That's the right argument to make, people just don't listen. Then again, you didn't bother to do background research on the new place you were going to publish, were you?

You know, they make it so easy, too. There's a little link up at the top the page that says search. Too bad you didn't use it. Hell, if you're signed in, there's a blank field at the right top of the page where you can type in what you want to search for. It doesn't even take 5 minutes. But I'm sure you were busy with other publications.//

That is all I will say to anymore posts on this review. I am not offended, it's just everyone talks, because reviews are rarely defended on here, and I thought it was about time to shut some of you up, although I don't this will sink in.

//Reviews are defended all the time. Sometimes not well, but they are. And by the way, trying to shut up the audience by insulting them doesn't work.//

William_David (October 1, 2005)

*think

William_David (October 1, 2005)

I write a lot of stuff, for a lot of publications. I don't always have time to make a new version for every publication. This is first and foremost, a review of an MCR show, so if you don't like MCR, or would rather read an article on Alk Trio or Reggie, find one somewhere else. It is not right to judge an article based on what you wanted to read. Guess what, the writer is not catering to one person.

Speaking of credibility, it gives you no credibility whatsoever to post Anonymous, and not even put a name to it at the end. That's the biggest problem with the internet, too many douches (I know that's not professional, but someone needs to tell you) can talk without backing themselves up, and it's okay, because no one knows you. I'm telling you though, it is you that has no credibility. I appreciate constructive criticism, and I thank those of you who have pointed out something wrong with my article, but responses involving things like "suckings on dildos" just make you look stupid, and your argument mean nothing. I am not perfect, but if you have something to say, have enough pride in your comment to put your name on it.

That is all I will say to anymore posts on this review. I am not offended, it's just everyone talks, because reviews are rarely defended on here, and I thought it was about time to shut some of you up, although I don't this will sink in.

-William

Anonymous (October 1, 2005)

Would it have hurt to have added a paragraph or two about reggie and alk3's set before you submited it here? Didn't you know that barely mentioning two established bands with sizeable followings (especialy one in their hometown) and focusing on the super popular teenage rock band would totaly toss your credibilty in the toliet?

jamespastepunk (October 1, 2005)

To comment about anyone asking why Alk Trio's part was so short, or why someone like Reggie only got a single line, here it is; it's the reality of writing news. I originally wrote this article for my college newspaper. In the newspaper, I'm limited to a certain amount of words. My editor asked me for a MCR review, not an Alkaline Trio review or a Reggie review. I thought both of the openers (overall) played better sets than MCR, but that's not what my review was about. My editor wanted and MCR review, but I felt it was called for to at least mention the openers, so I did my best. I agree that should have had more space, but like the title of a Big D album, that's just "how it goes."

Yeah, well, there's no editor here, and so long as there's no homophobic/racist/etc statements in it, it can be the length of a term paper. Know your audience next time.

Anonymous (October 1, 2005)

To comment about anyone asking why Alk Trio's part was so short, or why someone like Reggie only got a single line, here it is; it's the reality of writing news. I originally wrote this article for my college newspaper. In the newspaper, I'm limited to a certain amount of words. My editor asked me for a MCR review, not an Alkaline Trio review or a Reggie review. I thought both of the openers (overall) played better sets than MCR, but that's not what my review was about. My editor wanted and MCR review, but I felt it was called for to at least mention the openers, so I did my best. I agree that should have had more space, but like the title of a Big D album, that's just "how it goes."

-William

darkstarm (October 1, 2005)

i'll leave my opinion about mcr out of this for now.

all i want to know is why the hell is the alkaline portion of this review so short. i heard from a friend at the show that they played cringe. that is some news worthy shit. that song is awesome.

plus, alkaline being in their late 20s is not the same as gerard being that way. mostly because alkaline has six full lengths and a slew of other releases, and mcr has two cds.

bearvsshark owns.

Anonymous (October 1, 2005)

the BEST mcr show will be their farewell show.

Anonymous (October 1, 2005)

MCR "Played a very great show," lose the "very" you sound like a 10 year old kid.

Anonymous (October 1, 2005)

My Chemical Romance is terrible. They would be equally terrible if they weren't popular. They were terrible before they were popular, they are terrible now, and they will be terrible in a few months when their fifteen miinutes are up. They will be terrible in a thousand years when they don't even exist as a memory. Popularity has nothing to do with it.

localh (October 1, 2005)

not a fan of either of these bands.....
A little off topic but..
Is anyone gonna do a foo fighters weezer review?
Just curious to see if the foos have forgotten they made the self titled cd.

Anonymous (October 1, 2005)

This review taught me how to love again.

yayforapathy (October 1, 2005)

You make a good point. But I hate My Chemical Romance because A). They are only popular because they stole their image and sound from AFI and Alkaline Trio and B). They make more money than me and I am a bitter person.

Anonymous (October 1, 2005)

I am the writer of this review, and I just want to say a few things. If you noticed, I didn't give myself a perfect review. Whoever pointed out my incorrect use of the verb compliment, I believe you are correct and I thank you for pointing that out.

As for the rest of you, I understand it's custom aruond punk news to attack whatever reviews are written for whatever reasons. With the exception of a few of you, I don't see any of you doing this stuff, so keep your mouth shut. The fact of the matter is, MCR has often sucked live in my opinion, I say this was the best show to date, because it was better than the crap I've seen previously. The second half did rock. There are so many of you who hate MCR for one simple reason, they are popular. They have made it, and are on MTV, and all that crap, and that's just not punk. Well, that's stupid and you should know it. Anyone who knows reviewing cannot write a review based on if they are totally into a band, or hate them. That would not be a review. You have to take each show, each album, as a different item, and review it accordingly.

Now, I know someone is waiting in their mother's basement to pick apart this post, as well as my review. I'm not an expert, and I'm not getting paid for this. So, before you open your mouth, think about what you say. If you have a well grounded argument, such as the vocab comment, I am greatful to you for pointing it out. It is stretching to find something wrong, but it's honset. For anyone who want to just come on here and say random crap, do us all a favor and keep your mouth shut.

-William

Anonymous (October 1, 2005)

I think the reviewer is searching for some grammar clarity.....

"compliment" means to give praise or kind words, as in "I won't be giving any compliments to the writer of this review, because this review is asinine."

"complement" means something that completes something else, as in "I'm sure the awfulness of MCR's music was complemented by the gimmicky stained glass windows on the stage."

Just a public service announcement.

Score is for Against Me!

-Courtney

Anonymous (October 1, 2005)

"they were about to miss the best MCR set I??ve seen to date."

and then later on you said that the first half of the set wasn't that good. this speaks volumes to exactly how bad this band sucks live.

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

Word. I guess. I still love the song "Cubicles"

V_Banshee (September 30, 2005)

Hmm, am I the only one responding to this who actually likes MCR? I think so. I love MCR with a passion and I started before all this MTV, teeny bopper magazine fame. I've been with them through jeans and tees, black suits, vests, and now priest robes. Hearing about how "fans" left during the second half just pisses me off because it shows the kind of people they're attracting now, trendy kids who only give a hang about them because they've been #1 on TRL or because "that Gerard Way is such a hottie! *squeals*" They're becoming more mainstream, commercial everyday and this is the result; they attract people who don't know a thing about them and don't really care for their music. MCR wasn't always like this, all of this fanfare is destroying them. Maybe if you guys actually knew them before Revenge you wouldn't be so spiteful, but like the new fans, you're all ignorant. I know them and, although I hate how they're becoming, I still love them and feel that they can redeem themselves. I'm seeing MCR in October and I'm staying late.

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

AK3, a band that always has sucked......

MCR, a band that made me stand out in the cold for a long time so i could see bigwig. Those bastards.

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

I fucking hate this band. Every time im at Taco Bell, or while standing in line at Long's or at the mall, I see some dude with a hardon for Gerard Way with a tattered black thrift store suit and red fucking tie(always red), stupid pasty white powder all over their face, and bright red lipstick. Alkaline Trio should never open for this group of flavor of the month dorks from Jersey, MCR should be sucking them off for letting them steal their shtick so blatantly and watering it down with piss.

joeg (September 30, 2005)

"Then something cool happened. Gerard had been failing to get the place moving. He finally called for a big hole to be opened on the floor. They informed us that the next song was called ??Our Lady of Sorrows,? and one-third of a basketball court immediately turned into a circle pit"

that's hard.

TheNightProwler (September 30, 2005)

I think the funniest part about this review is the fact that Alk3 get like three sentences out of the entire review... Usually the Alk3 concert reviews here will have the entire review dedicated to them, even if they're not the headliner.

Benjasauruss (September 30, 2005)

It sucks that a band that actually has been around for a long time and written some truly amazing songs (Alkaline Trio) has to open for a big stinking pile of shit like MCR. In their hometown.

jamespastepunk (September 30, 2005)

Nice try. Next time see if you can find an editor if you're going to do a review like that.

Anyway, quit hating on the guy or girl. It's probably their first time reviewing a show.

As for My Chem: meh.

SteveJonesTheRealBones (September 30, 2005)

hey look we have a review by one of the longtime MCR fans that were there from the beginning, the very first album....not that second mainstream album that was released most recently, but he goes all the way back one album to the first album...............

i have to admit though. headfirst for halos is catchy as fuck, but i only listen to it will fingering my asshole or sucking on dildos cause its the only way i feel comfortable when that song plays

- jones the bones

- stevejones87770@yahoo.com

- i'm straight

poopypants (September 30, 2005)

"Oh yeah, never seen that one used on the site. Ever. In Punknews history. On any post ever. Never seen that phrase. Nope"

yea and i've never seen anyone using sarcasm here either. nope. never.

does anyone remember when i got all sappy and said i love you to all the users when scott took the job at AP? i do love you all.

paul

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

did you know gerard is 28 years old? wtf?

i'm fairly certain he is at least 29, what exactly would that matter though? 2 of the 3 guys in trio are that age and derek will be in 6 months or so, can't rock because he's too old? i don't really understand the hate on these guys. i've never thought they were a good live band but they busted thier asses to get where they are and you people act like they were handed everything. sorry but when a band comes back and plays small venues over and over and you watch their crowd grow every time i guess it makes you appreciate the hard work they put into it. 3 years ago when the first album came out half of you were probably jocking them until they started to get big and then by way of punk law they suddenly became uncool for you to like. never did understand that

TenderBransonX (September 30, 2005)

Not going to hate to bad but:

A: It wasn't a circle pit. It was a pit with a circle in the middle, they didn't know to run around it. First time jitters for the crowd I suppose.

B: That wasn't a new song by MCR. It was a cover of some 80's song, I think it might have been a Boston song or something. I wondered if people realized that. Evidently not.

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

My favorite part was...

"My Chemical Romance played a very great show September 18th, but most of the fans missed it."

It sounds like the ending to a third grade writing assignment.

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

You are a tool.

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

I went and saw the AZ show a couple days ago.. I was there for reggie and alkaline trio.. It was definately a dumbed down reggie set from what I've seen in the past, and the alk3 set seemed rushed.. I didn't stick around for MCR as the kids around SUCKED... towards the end of the alk3 set some ugly-ass drunk chick grabbed me and licked.. LICKED the side of my face.. give a 15 year old a couple beers and they freak out..

JohnnyRev99 (September 30, 2005)

"alkaline trio should not have to open for anyone"

I will drink to that!

inagreendase (September 30, 2005)

This is the funniest fucking thing I've read all weak. "Someone should've dropped a bomb on this place"

Oh yeah, never seen that one used on the site. Ever. In Punknews history. On any post ever. Never seen that phrase. Nope.

BlaquacadetZstyles (September 30, 2005)

This was a very hard review to read. Not only because of it's quality, but because of all the unintentional hilarity.

Godfather (September 30, 2005)

alkaline trio should not have to open for anyone, especially these douche nozzles...it should be the other way around....better yet, they shouldn't even be touring with crap bands like mcr

JohnnyRev99 (September 30, 2005)

Alkaline Trio did a really solid set with no bullshit in between. I think Gerard is far to lady like onstage. They do have really great stage presence all in all, but I don't think they sound too good live. Didn't Alkaline Trio pull off the whole "priest" look a few years back at Metro on Halloween? I think MCR might need to be a bit more original. They do put out some good records and videos though. Wouldn't reccomend a live show!

rkl (September 30, 2005)

my chemical romance sucks... but "compliment" was used correctly.

some words have more than one meaning. before being a grammar nazi, you, yourself, should figure out what the fuck you're talking about.

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

Singer Gerard Way came out dressed in the garbs of a priest, complimented by the backdrop of stain-glass projector screens.

Those sound like very kind stain-glass projector screens, although judging from what the shit MCR plays, I doubt he deserved the kind words. Did the stain-glass projector screens write the compliment, or did they start to speak (perhaps inspired by his edgy, spiritual garb)?

Wait, you didn't mean "complement" did you?

You crazy reviewers and complete your lack of basic writing skills (not to mention musical taste).

poopypants (September 30, 2005)

"OKAY! You HATE My Chemical Romance! We get it! Let's all move on now, can we kids?"

i'm 25 and most of the regulars on here are not kids either. the kids are the dopes that like MCR and don't unserstand how fucking juvenile that band is. and talking shit on them is funny. so no we will not ever move on. we will shittalk til we die. your dumb dumb band is not immune to us. we will hurt your feelings.

did you know gerard is 28 years old? wtf?

paul

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

"Someone should've dropped a bomb on this place......'My Chemical Romance' is some of the weakest, no talent teeny-bopper garbage I've ever heard. Might as well have had Britney Spears and Piff Duddy make cameo appearances.....it would have been the feces flavored icing on this shit-cake."

This is the funniest fucking thing I've read all weak. "Someone should've dropped a bomb on this place"

HAHAHAHAHA

poopypants (September 30, 2005)

"how could there be a circle pit for this crap?
More like one giant eyeliner smear"

haha oh man you guys really cheer me up sometimes. 3 cheers for punknews!

paul

poopypants (September 30, 2005)

"Singer Gerard Way came out dressed in the garbs of a priest, complimented by the backdrop of stain-glass projector screens. He welcomed us to ??the new church.? Later in the evening, confession was even offered."

HHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHa

someone really needs to stop these guys

paul

BrandonSideleau (September 30, 2005)

hate hate hate hate hate hate

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

OKAY! You HATE My Chemical Romance! We get it! Let's all move on now, can we kids?

sickboi (September 30, 2005)

I didn't even notice this was in Chicago. Everyone left because A3 is from Chicago.

Christ, and I'm not even a big A3 fan.

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

Alkaline Trio was the best band of the night, without a doubt. MCR sucked it up bad. But I guess you could give MCR a bit of a break since Trio was home. But ether way, 30 hardcore Trio fans can make a better pit than tons of MCR fans can.

Circle pit? 12 year old can't even make a circle these days. They're too fucking dumb.

gregs (September 30, 2005)

"One sentence to describe the openers, one of which considered to be one of the best things in music today with a cult-like following? (not my opinion)

Seriously, do your fucking homework or quit writing reviews. This review sounded more like a fucking advertisement than an assessment."

I'm with sickboi on this. Review is pretty much pointless.

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

they were about to miss the best MCR set I??ve seen to date.

what was their fuckin worst set?

superdude (September 30, 2005)

This was a pretty good review, but here's how I would make it better:

1. Was there communion?

2. On casual Friday does Gerard Way wear a Hawiian shirt?

3. Is it bulletproof?

4. I thought MCR only played town dances now?

5. Circle pits are crazy!

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

"Of course, while anticipating the encore, the arena was deafening with the shrill screams of teenage angst."

Just thinking about that moment makes me cringe and feel strangely ill.

sickboi (September 30, 2005)

One sentence to describe the openers, one of which considered to be one of the best things in music today with a cult-like following? (not my opinion)

Seriously, do your fucking homework or quit writing reviews. This review sounded more like a fucking advertisement than an assessment.

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

score is for seeing My Chemical Romance more than once

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

My Chemical Romance is a bunch of losers writing shitty, boring angsty lyrics to shitty, boring music. Fucking lame.

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

I still listen to their first album, I don't give a fuck, it's good and it reminds me of someone. I'm sure a lot of you did. But I saw them a couple years ago, they have always sucked live and always will. I would go now just to punch kids in the faces, that's always an emotiional boost.

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

dri>my chemical romance

wehavecomeforyourchildren (September 30, 2005)

fuck this band and fuck this kid for giving them more exposure than they've already unrightfully gotten. i understand why this was published but i still think it sucks.

kenjamin (September 30, 2005)

Singer Gerard Way came out dressed in the garbs of a priest, complimented by the backdrop of stain-glass projector screens.

Good lord that's lame. The idea of a stage show seems pretty sweet (I've never seen one) but I hate the whole Gothic/Satanist schtick.

RondoMondo (September 30, 2005)

So anyways...did you have to pay to suck their cocks?

swingline (September 30, 2005)

kind of like saying "either way, you missed the best rape of your elderly mother i have ever seen."

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

I don't listen to bands that wear bulletproof vests

TheNightProwler (September 30, 2005)

either way, they were about to miss the best MCR set I??ve seen to date.

Boy what a loss for those people, HA!!!

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

oh gerard you depardeiu you!.....you want to show off punk cred? call it a "slam" pit next time, then shake your head in disgust and stomp your feet in childish agony when nobody knows what the fuck you're talking about. mmmk?

moneenerd (September 30, 2005)

A few things I found weird here...

- My Chemical Romance had the very band it's been ripping off of for years come and open for them. Even the whole "dress up like evil priests" thing. It's terrible!
-There was a circle pit for even a second during an MCR song.
-MCR fans actually think that some of the bands newer material sounds any different from their old shite.

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

Maybe the singer will steal hillary duff away from the good charlotte fag.

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

how could there be a circle pit for this crap?
More like one giant eyeliner smear.

BrandonSideleau (September 30, 2005)

Someone should've dropped a bomb on this place......'My Chemical Romance' is some of the weakest, no talent teeny-bopper garbage I've ever heard. Might as well have had Britney Spears and Piff Duddy make cameo appearances.....it would have been the feces flavored icing on this shit-cake.

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

shit. i meant to type "than" in there. now my sarcasm is completely negated.

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

Hot Snakes are better "MCR". Duh.

Anonymous (September 30, 2005)

weak band.

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