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Take Action Tour 2006

Take Action Tour 2006: live in Seattlelive in Seattle (2006)
Subcity Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: Derek
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I'm going to start this off by saying that The Showbox in Seattle has got to have the shittiest service I've seen in a long time. The show started at 7:30 with the doors supposed to have been opened at 7:00...but they were fifteen minutes late. Not only that, they took over a half an hour to get eve.



I'm going to start this off by saying that The Showbox in Seattle has got to have the shittiest service I've seen in a long time. The show started at 7:30 with the doors supposed to have been opened at 7:00...but they were fifteen minutes late. Not only that, they took over a half an hour to get everyone into the show. I've never had to wait that long once the doors open. Ever.

Anyway, the tour opened with We Are the Fury, a band I've never really been able to get into. I couldn't help but feel bad for them though; they tried so hard to get the crowd moving and had a TON of energy, but they couldn't get anything going. Since I missed half of the set, the only songs I really saw were "Better Off This Way" and "Anaesthetic Parade," plus one I didn't recognize. I'll give them credit for the effort though.

The second act were local guys Amber Pacific. I've been trying to see them live for the longest time, so it was pretty gratifying finally being able to see them perform. They kicked off their set with "Everything We Were Has Become What We Are" and never lost the momentum after that. They also played (kind of scrambled): "Poetically Pathetic," "Save Me from Me," "Can't Hold Back," "The Sky Could Fall Tonight," "Postcards," "Gone So Young," and they closed out with "Always You." I was disappointed at the fact that they only played the one song from Fading Days, but they performed with such intensity, it completely made up for it. Second-best performance of the night, only outdone by...

Chiodos, the third act. I've seen them live before (February 23rd) and was amazed at the show they throw down; it was fucking unbelievable then and it was just as amazing the second time. They kicked off with "Expired in Goreville" and followed that up with "There's No Penguins in Alaska." Among the other songs they played were "The Word 'Best Friend' Has Become Redefined" and a couple others that I didn't recognize. They closed out with "Baby You Wouldn't Last a Minute on the Creek," ending an incredible performance. Makes me sad that I have to wait until Warped Tour to see them again.

The Early November was the main supporting act for Matchbook Romance. They opened with "Every Night's Another Story," probably the most upbeat and excitable song I've ever heard by them and one of my favorites. They played a pretty energetic set, though I thought that the bassist was a bit outspoken; he never seemed to shut up. They played a pretty impressive set, and there were a few songs I couldn't recognize, but I remember "Decoration," "Sesame Smeshame," "Ever So Sweet," "I Want to Hear You Sad" and their last song, "Baby Blue." During one of their earlier songs, Will from Amber Pacific came out and played guitar for them, and when they played "I Want to Hear You Sad," Matt jumped out halfway through and started singing the chorus with them. Definitely a cool little event, I enjoyed it a lot and thought it was the highlight of their performance. I thought it was a good set.

By the time Matchbook Romance came out, my excitement for the show was essentially gone, seeing as I'd mainly wanted to see Amber Pacifc, Chiodos, and the Early November. MR didn't help their case when they started to play, butchering "My Eyes Burn" so bad to the point where I couldn't even recognize it until the chorus. The front-man kept singing too far from the mic so no one could hear what the hell he was singing. Overall, their whole set was far from impressive and it was overly sloppy, not to mention that it was short. They only played about 10 songs overall, including "The Greatest Fall of All Time," "Playing for Keeps," "Surrender," "Monsters," "My Mannequin Can Dance," and "Fiction." They did come out to play an encore though, playing "Promise" and a slower song that I didn't really care to stick around for. It wasn't a bad show at all, it's just too bad that Matchbook Romance couldn't step it up and play as well as the bands that were opening for them.

 

 
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dreux (May 15, 2006)

Why is this site suddenly publishing so many glowing reviews of terrible, terrible things that lack any enduring cultural or human resonance?

Anonymous (May 12, 2006)

"Chiodos is one of those bands.... like Eighteen Visions and Bleeding Through, less then a year and they'll be forgotten."

Kinda funny comment considering they've been around for like...4 years. Even when they were on a small indie, they were still pretty darn big relative to that underground scene.

damnitsderek (May 12, 2006)

well, can't you understand why people are a bit confused...i mean...it was the very first thing you talked about in your review. if i had quit reading after the first paragraph i would've just assumed you stood outside all night and demanded your money back for the 'poor sevice.'

Well I understand that, but the fact that they can't even take in the actual for review for what it is is kind of irritating. I didn't mean to sound like I did when I wrote that and didn't intend to sound whiny at all. I'm usually not like that, so I guess next time I won't complain about something like that.

And by the way, I'm not going to say I've been to more shows than anyone because I've only been to three, but my longest wait was about an hour and a half only because I got there early. So yeah, I didn't mean to come off as elitist either.

Anonymous (May 12, 2006)

Chiodos is incredibly talented.
You can hate on paticular styles if you want, but they won't be forgotten and they won't disappear. Their guitarist can fucken shred, keys are on point, rhythm and timing are great.

Hurry up with another lp guys.

pwfanatic (May 11, 2006)

"Oh well, I guess it wasn't that long. How about you focus on the actual review instead of trying to bash me? If it pissed people off, whatever, get over it and read the article for what it was actually posted for."

well, can't you understand why people are a bit confused...i mean...it was the very first thing you talked about in your review. if i had quit reading after the first paragraph i would've just assumed you stood outside all night and demanded your money back for the 'poor sevice.'

Anonymous (May 11, 2006)

Chiodos had an autograph signing? What a waste of good paper.

Anonymous (May 11, 2006)

Oh well, I guess it wasn't that long. How about you focus on the actual review instead of trying to bash me? If it pissed people off, whatever, get over it and read the article for what it was actually posted for.

ArtRoss (May 11, 2006)

Seriously dude, you make it sound like it was an awful lot of time. I once had to wait 3 hours outside until the doors opened. Granted that was only once and due to a lot of issues that happened with the venue that night, but still the time you waited wasn't that long.

Anonymous (May 11, 2006)

cheetos?

pwfanatic (May 10, 2006)

"I've never had to wait that long once the doors open. Ever. "

and how many shows have you been to?

skolarx (May 10, 2006)

damn that sucks that chiodos was fluff my boner, i was hoping that was a real band. they aren't really that good but kids go off for them. i guess they outsold the other bands almost every night on the armor for sleep/ boys night out tour

Anonymous (May 10, 2006)

you poor baby, 15 whole minutes you had to wait? shows open late for a wide variety or reasons, most of which usually have more to do with the bands than with the staff. i've been to shows where i had to wait outside in the freezing rain for an hour after doors before they opened. you just deal with it

sirens (May 10, 2006)

Chiodos is one of those bands.... like Eighteen Visions and Bleeding Through, less then a year and they'll be forgotten.

HeresLookinAtYou (May 10, 2006)

Chiodos was listed as "Fluff my Boner" on the scheldule.

Supposedly some people knew about it because they told fans on Saturday they were playing under a secret name the next day.

maverick (May 10, 2006)

It's insane how big with the scene kids Chiodos is becoming. They were the secret band at the Bamboozle on Sunday. Not Brand New; not Glassjaw; not Angels & Airwaves; not the Starting Line (all rumors I heard); fucking Chiodos. The autograph signing they did on Saturday lasted two hours, too.

Seriously, what the fuck. Chiodos?

-Scott

Anonymous (May 9, 2006)

Matchbook Romance makes me suicidal !

this whole lineup makes me suicidal

Anonymous (May 9, 2006)

Oh my god - a 30 minute wait to see the show? You poor thing! You may have had to socialize with other concert goers during that time - or did you go get sushi next door?

coldwaffles (May 9, 2006)

This is a funny tour.

Anonymous (May 9, 2006)

Matchbook Romance makes me suicidal !

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