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Alkaline Trio / Against Me!

Alkaline Trio / Against Me!: live in Minneapolislive in Minneapolis (2006)
Vagrant Records

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(Disclaimer: This review is really long as was the show. If you're like me and mostly concerned with the set lists, feel free to scroll down to the end of the review; they're about 95% accurate, with the Against Me! one a little shady. As always, criticisms are welcome; onto the review.) Typicall.


(Disclaimer: This review is really long as was the show. If you're like me and mostly concerned with the set lists, feel free to scroll down to the end of the review; they're about 95% accurate, with the Against Me! one a little shady. As always, criticisms are welcome; onto the review.)

Typically two dichotomies prominently exist in the realm of punk rock: (1) political punk, which contrasts with apolitical punk (you know, songs about girls or really fucked up shit) and (2) major label acts who often polarize fans opposed to ardently DIY, cult groups who operate on independent labels or even their own. Such dichotomies have existed as long as the genre itself, perhaps best illustrated by the contrast between the Misfits and the Clash of the late `70s and early `80s. The Clash were revered for their social conscience but denigrated by Crass and punks who deemed the band's signing with CBS a sellout move. From 1977-1983, the Misfits played apolitical songs with B-movie subject matter, many of which were released on 7" on their own label. Though revered as cult heroes, critics shrugged off the Misfits as mere shtick, an image, not real music. So it shouldn't be surprising that two bands currently fit the aforementioned archetype of their predecessors: the Alkaline Trio and Against Me! Like the Clash before them, Against Me! play an eclectic style of music and are bashed for their signing on major label Sire. Like the Misfits, the Alkaline Trio write dark, gloomy songs over poppy melodies releasing material on independents. Overall, the Early Songs for Eerie People Tour serves as an intriguing contrast point between bands: It is one of Against Me!'s final tours before releasing an album on Sire and possibly gaining new fans, but garnering further disdain from old ones. For the Alkaline Trio, the tour is an opportunity to appease older fans by playing Goddamnit, along with rarities after the subpar reception to their recent LPs. Though I wouldn't dare to say this tour would be analogous to a hypothetical Clash-Misifts tour prior to the Clash releasing on CBS where the Misfits played Walk Among Us with fan favorites, it may very well be the closest my generation ever has to such a show. No, I'm not saying that the Alkaline Trio are the new Misfits nor that Against Me! are the next Clash -- I'll leave that up to AMP. It's just a reminder of the certain splits and trends in punk that continue to persist be they in the `70s and `80s or the `00s.

It merits mention that it was an overcast, rainy Saturday outside the Quest, an appropriate premonition of the gloomy mood to be set by the Alkaline Trio in a few hours. But as the proficient bass of Elvis Costello's classic, "Watching the Detectives" resonated over the PA, their were certainly a slew of eager fans ready to eye out Against Me!, a band sure to strike a chord. At 7 P.M. the lights dimmed as "A Brief Yet Triumphant Intermission" blared. One by one Against Me! walked onstage donned in black to an ecstatic contingent of Minnesota fans. Of the handful or so songs they could have opened with, Against Me! shockingly started with a rousing rendition of "Those Anarcho Punks Are Mysterious..." Though the vocals were often drowned out by the booming roar of guitar, bass, and drums, it was an interesting way to start things off. Four songs from SFAC and a passionate "Reinventing Axl Rose" composed the set's first half with "Miami" sounding superior to the recorded version albeit no horns. Whether Against Me! were playing material new or old, they put on an excellent stage show, throwing their whole bodies into the performance by constantly moving, shaking, and jumping. The alternating vocals provided a nice touch; Gabel and company became more audible as the set wore on, not falling victim to the drowned out vocals that often dampen opening bands at the Quest. "Sink, Florida, Sink" served as a great sing-along with the band allowing the audience to sing the "fuck it up" part transforming a tender, acoustic number into an electric sing-along. Fuck it up Against Me! did not with the one-two punch of "TSR" / "Cliché Guevara," a potent combo and two of their best songs off Cowboy. Gabel thanked everyone stating, "If you want to meet us we'll be at the Triple Rock." Yes, the Triple Rock was where Against Me! began to build their Minnesota fanbase and would have been a more appropriate venue for tonight's show, but "We Laugh at Danger (And Break All the Rules)" closed things out in a familiar fashion, leaving everyone singing and one last stunning performance from the group. One can only hope that Against Me! can laugh off critics by prospering on a major label both commercially and artistically and break any rules about the pessimistic future of a punk band on a major.

If Against Me! are a Minnesota favorite, then Alkaline Trio are a Minnesota fixture. A palpable excitement grew until the lights darkened and three video screens descended, each adorned with a black and red clock tower backdrop. An eerie organ intro boomed through the Quest and the Trio tore straight into "Cringe." It seemed as if everyone sang along to it, along with a relatively rare "Cop;" for five minutes, it was 1998 again. Skiba addressed the crowd and dedicated "San Francisco" to anyone who made a long trip to see them eliciting further audience participation. The rest of Goddamnit was played to extraordinary precision. Deviating from the recording, "Enjoy Your Day" was played electric but the somber "Sorry About That" stayed true to the studio version: acoustic. This started the acoustic set of the show, with a solo Skiba sending out "Blue in the Face" to Johnny Cash. As Matt departed, Dan Andriano took the stage to play three straight songs from Good Mourning before all three returned for a semi-acoustic "Good Fucking Bye." Dan played electric bass and Derek drummed on certain parts while Skiba strummed an acoustic guitar, thus ending the acoustic segment of the show and foreshadowing the electric one to follow.

Making the transition from an energetic, electric Goddamnit from a mellow, acoustic mid-set back to an electric one could be a bit tricky. Rather than haphazardly start a rapid-paced number, a mid-tempo, slugging riff slowly formed into "Hell Yes." Initially, only a few people (myself included) sang along, but as Matt Skiba enthusiastically stormed around the stage often opting to scream the words sans microphone, the crowd caught on and gave as potent participation as a B-side available only on 7" and a few comps could elicit. Somehow, rarely played "I'm Dying Tomorrow" made the cut as did a trio of Infirmary numbers that sandwiched the sole concession from Crimson, "Dethbed." Though politics do not play a prevalent part in the Trio's music, Dan talked about the West Memphis Three shirt he was wearing, asking everyone to learn about another type of trio while Skiba introduced B-side "Warbrain" as a song off of the Rock Against Bush compilation dedicated to our friends in Canada. Also of note, the mysterious second guitarist played on the aforementioned two tracks virtually invisible onstage before abruptly departing.

Not departing from the Alkaline Trio's allegiance to their hardcore fans, they played none other than "Old School Reasons." Yes, I will be first to admit the song was foreign to me (and many others) but it did make me realize why this song has been so incessantly hyped and desired to hear by fans. Venturing into older, more familiar territory, "You've Got So Far to Go" was my personal favorite of the night as 21+ Trio fans rose their glasses to Dan shouting back each word and appreciating his splendid bass playing. In punk fashion, Alkaline Trio closed their set with a pair of track ones. "Private Eye" was preceded by Matt's anecdote about being arrested the last time he saw D4 each note thundering away to perfection as Derek Grant displayed his outstanding drumming on one of his least favorite songs to play. Though the first song from Good Mourning, "This Could Be Love" served as a perfect closer for the night as a grim tale of a captive heart unable to meet the other's desires and in four short steps how to erase any memories of said love...for fire. One by one, the audience shouted each step by Skiba's request and with that, the show was supposedly over.

Taking a cue from Against Me!, the Alkaline Trio deemed an official encore lame so they never left the stage, slowly breaking into a guitar-less cover of the Misfits' "Some Kinda Hate" with Matt joking about Axl Rose fans not knowing who Glenn Danzig was. Soon, Alkaline Trio's classic skull and heart logo was projected on the video screens and the opening chords of "Radio" started. Having heard how it received the strongest audience response many times before, "Radio" had everyone singing along to the point where Skiba was almost inaudible. The show ended after an epic 102 minute, 29-song set, by far the longest set I have ever seen by a punk band.

Nearly a decade has passed since the Axl Rose entity that is Guns N' Roses began work on Chinese Democracy, a supposedly epic and ground-breaking album that will change the face of rock 'n' roll and mainstream music as a whole. Oddly enough, the pop-punk craze began to peek around the same time in the mid-`90s prior to third wave ska's 15 minutes of fame with quasi-emo mall punks dominating the spotlight and Billboard charts as of late. Much like the initial wave of UK bands in the late 1970s, American hardcore in the 1980s and the skate sound of the mid-to-late 1990s, the punk genre has recently been watered down and tarnished by countless copies of homogenous sound-alikes. Within the genre itself, it might be time to re-think scene politics and remember what made punk rock so captivating in the first place: the innovation, energy of the live show, dedication to fans, memorable lyrics, and a general opposition to conformity. Be they political or not, independent or major label, as long as punk acts maintain the aforementioned traits and maintain a certain level of ethos, nothing else should really matter. Perhaps it's finally time for a clash of misfit groups to breathe new live into the punk by continuing the storied past of their predecessors. Whether or not the Alkaline Trio will be as influential as the Misfits or Against Me! breaks through on a commercial level la the Clash remains to be seen. Nevertheless, this tour was one short step in the never-ending process to re-invent Axl Rose by playing loud and hard every night, not caring about the ticket sales or price, and changing lives on any sort of scale be they by the dozens in basements, thousands at the Quest, or simply be at the right place at the right time to prove any preconceived notions of modern punk dead wrong as everything turns out just fine.

Against Me! (7:03-7:46 PM)

  1. A Brief Yet Triumphant Intermission [intro]
  2. Those Anarcho Punks Are Mysterious...
  3. From Her Lips to God's Ears (The Energizer)
  4. Rice and Bread
  5. Reinventing Axl Rose
  6. You Look Like I Need a Drink
  7. Miami
  8. Don't Lose Touch
  9. Unprotected Sex with Multiple Partners
  10. Sink, Florida, Sink (electric)
  11. New Song
  12. Problems
  13. TSR
  14. Cliché Guevara
  15. We Laugh at Danger (And Break All the Rules)
Alkaline Trio (8:13-9:55 PM)
    GODDAMNIT
  1. Cringe
  2. Cop
  3. San Francisco
  4. Nose Over Tail
  5. As You Were
  6. Enjoy Your Day
  7. Clavicle
  8. My Little Needle
  9. Southern Rock
  10. Message From Kathlene
  11. Trouble Breathing
  12. Sorry About That
    ACOUSTIC SET
  13. Blue in the Face (Matt solo; dedicated to Johnny Cash)
  14. Every Thug Needs a Lady (Dan solo acoustic)
  15. Blue Carolina (Dan solo acoustic)
  16. Emma (Dan solo acoustic)
  17. Good Fucking Bye (Matt joined by Dan and Derek)
    ELECTRIC SET
  18. Hell Yes
  19. I'm Dying Tomorrow
  20. Dethbed
  21. Warbrain
  22. Take Lots with Alcohol
  23. Mr. Chainsaw
  24. Crawl
  25. Old School Reasons
  26. You've Got So Far to Go
  27. Private Eye
  28. This Could Be Love
  29. Some Kinda Hate
    ENCORE
  30. Radio

 

 
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Against Me! - As The Eternal CowboyNOFX - Wolves in Wolves' ClothingNOFX - The DeclineAgainst Me! - Searching For A Former ClarityThe Lawrence Arms - Apathy and ExhaustionAgainst Me! - is Reinventing Axl RoseThe Clash - London CallingAlkaline Trio - Maybe I'll Catch FireAlkaline Trio - GoddamnitA Wilhelm Scream - Ruiner

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jacknife737 (May 15, 2006)

I hate you WilliamMarinovic.

and yeah, playing older songs, that the fans WANT to hear is punk you pretentious twat.

Anonymous (May 12, 2006)

wait wait wait..

THEY PLAYED 97 IN HARTFORD?

THOSE MOTHERFUCKERS.

philly had the heavy crimson/goodmourning set.

idiots in that town. bah.

Anonymous (May 12, 2006)

But the Clash had been around for less than a year when they signed to CBS... It's not like the punk scene back then had any "anti-industry" ethics, either. Most of the original wave of punks bands had nothing to do with anarchy or fringe politics at all.

-Will

ZLNFTOC (May 12, 2006)

Just to clarify something, I did not mean to imply that Against Me! are better, or more punk than the Clash. I only compared their current SITUATION to that of the Clash before they released on CBS and Alkaline Trio's to that of the old Misfits by detailing the differences between both pairs of bands. Thanks to everyone for their comments and criticisms and a special thanks to those who've read my stuff over the past 3 years.

Anonymous (May 11, 2006)

i am so fucking pissed i had to be in fuckign denver when this show came to nj. so fucking pissed.

Icapped2pac (May 11, 2006)

Scruffy, that fucking ruled, dude.

Anonymous (May 11, 2006)

I'm here because I'm a fucking icon. People tell me to come here. It's not like I post that much.

And no, I don't. Music blows.

Anonymous (May 11, 2006)

Fucking Will, dude. Why are you even here? Do you even like music?

SlowStupidHungry (May 11, 2006)

Well, for your info, I didn't read the review beyond the first couple of paragraphs.

And yeah, "punk" is playing a bunch of old songs to keep everyone happy. If you have to tour behind your past to retain "cred" or keep the old fans happy, you simply need to break up.

But yeah, AM are as good as the Clash or whatever. Don't let me get in the way of your enjoyment of crappy music!

-Will

colin (May 11, 2006)

scruffy's on a roll.

Anonymous (May 11, 2006)

pwned

Scruffy (May 11, 2006)

Oh, waitaminute. There is? There is something more in punk than these two bands? These two bands doing somethng cool for their old school fans, instead of only playing the new album and catering directly to the johnny-come-latelies that only have their new album?
Why doesn't this review mention everything else that's going on in punk then? How dare it not mention every good punk band that has ever existed so that Will wouldn't be forced to read about Alkaline Trio?

You do know that people are allowed to talk about bands even if you don't like them, and the fact that they don't name drop obscure bands and/or reference useless trivia doesn't make them any less cool than you? Right?

SlowStupidHungry (May 11, 2006)

Quit assuming that I only like broken up bands.

In my opinion, I'd rather listen to broken up bands that retained credibility and charm than washed up has-beens playing sets of old songs to hundreds of dumb kids.

There's so much more going on with punk/indie than these two bands.

Anonymous (May 11, 2006)

Thankfully in the 7 times that I have seen them, I was lucky to hear them play Warbrain and Hell Yes so since the Trio didnt play those songs in Wisconsin, it's no big deal.

I still loved the show and it looks like the Quest gig went really well

Cheers!

Anonymous (May 11, 2006)

Yes i realize he said that they didnt't do a traditional encore, i lost that part in the huge review. I just noticed it was in the setlist. Why is it in the setlist?

Anonymous (May 11, 2006)

I was at that show and "Radio" wasn't an encore. They played the first 30 seconds of the Misfits "Some Kinda Hate"and it went into "Radio". They didnt play an encore, a band usually leaves the stage to perform an encore, and in this case it was just the last song they played. In all of that blabber oyu could at least get that right.

gladimnotemo (May 10, 2006)

"People who liked this also liked: Sublime"

Fantastic fanbase going here.

Scruffy (May 10, 2006)

Well, I still listen to Alkaline Trio, and I'm 24. I've listened to stuff like Bad Religion and Ghoti Hook since high school. I don't quit listening to a band I like because I get older. The Alkaline Trio are awesome.

Anonymous (May 10, 2006)

by "who listens to..." i meant what kind of people. the only people i see in alkaline trio shirts still are all high school cheerleaders and the average age the last time i saw them was probably close to 15/16.

Anonymous (May 10, 2006)

hey i'm just curious if anyone has the setlists for the chicago shows?

Anonymous (May 10, 2006)

propagandhi>alkaline trio

Icapped2pac (May 10, 2006)

God damnit. "effect Dan" should read as "affect Dan". I hate when I make a mistake that I see other people make and shake my head at.

Icapped2pac (May 10, 2006)

No way I'll remember the whole setlist from the Royal Oak (detroit) show, but I'm fucking pissed off because I just now realized that they didn't play "Warbrain". That's such an incredible song. I'm really glad, however, that I didn't have to hear "Old School Reasons". I must be the only Trio fan on this site who can't stand that song. I actually wouldn't have minded hearing more off "Crimson" and less from "Good Mourning".

The Royal Oak show (which my score is for) was a little lackluster too because both Dan and Matt were sick. It didn't seem to effect Dan that much, but it definitely hampered Matt's ability to belt the words out like he normally does. The crowd was always there to fill in for him though. And for the record, King Contradictory Dickhead a.k.a. Will, the audience was actually made up of quite a few people more in my age range (26) than "mall kids". Granted, the Hot Topic crowd was represented, but not like might be expected, like a Hawthorne Heights show or anything.

Also, Scott, as a fellow wrestling fan, I HIGHLY urge you to check out Ring of Honor (www.rohwrestling.com) next time they come to Cleveland. They usually put on an incredible show that makes Raw or Smackdown look as wack as Celebrity Deathmatch.

Scruffy (May 10, 2006)

Yeah, Will, and enough idolizing bands simply because they broke up before you were born.
Against Me! can write a freaking awesome song. And I'd rather hear them called the heirs to The Clash's throne than Rancid, as has happened before.
But aside from that, stop acting like such a snob simply because you don't listen to the same bands the kids in your high school do. Nothing you could listen to makes you special. You should learn as much about music as you know to better yourself, not to make yourself look better.

SlowStupidHungry (May 10, 2006)

Too bad that idiot in Against Me! couldn't write The Clash's worst song on the best day of his "career."

Enough bullshitting over the past. There's nothing "punk" about two bands playing old songs to a bunch of mall kids.

-Will

Anonymous (May 10, 2006)

ain't no openin' chords in radio.

Anonymous (May 10, 2006)

Old School Reasons from the OIL comp is awesome.

KirbyPuckett (May 10, 2006)

who still listens to alkaline trio? honestly? i've seen them four or five times and just like all their cds each time was more of the same, yet somehow crappier.

Why even make this comment? Simply to spam the thread?

The show was packed -- I think this is the second or third review of it on this website. It was a national tour at larger venues. Alkaline Trio news gets a lot of feedback here. Their albums sell pretty well.

Obviously people and a lot of them, still listen to the band.

- Kirby

Anonymous (May 10, 2006)

who still listens to alkaline trio? honestly? i've seen them four or five times and just like all their cds each time was more of the same, yet somehow crappier.

Anonymous (May 10, 2006)

did anyone get jaked on green beers on this tour?

colin (May 10, 2006)

while the review is incredibly well written, it's far too long and filled with clutter that would be more appropriate in an essay. there's a fine line between putting thought and time into a review and overdoing it with ideas not necessarily pertinent to a live show.

i think a lot of these ideas are really good, but would be more appropriate in discussing an album.

Anonymous (May 10, 2006)

i can't believe that they played such an awesome set for minnesota, yet sucked it up in chicago. I know that everyone has their favorite songs, but most of the stuff they played in chicago was filler material from their albums. we didn't get the misfit's cover. we didn't get radio. we didn't even get warbrain. wtf? i thought they liked chicago.

Anonymous (May 10, 2006)

reviews on this site aren't supposed to contain the faux-intelligent musings of the reviewer. come on now, stop stroking yourself.

Anonymous (May 10, 2006)

I'm sorry, but its a horrible review. Don't get me wrong, the effort is nice, and good job with the set lists and all, however it seems as if the author is one of those people who enjoy the sound of their own voice. There is FAR too much irrelevent information, cut it the fuck down. Get to the point, and you would have a good review.

Crookedsuperhero (May 10, 2006)

The last paragraph is completly irrelvent to this show, and fairly pointless even if it wasn't combined.

Besides that, Alkaline Trio>Against Me.

karlsincharge (May 10, 2006)

Against Me had built their MN fanbase by 2003 when they drew 400 kids at the Babylon.

dakotacore (May 10, 2006)

They played '97 in Omaha. Best damn time ever.

skolarx (May 10, 2006)

i skipped this show in detroit to watch the pistons play. still not sure if i regret it or not. i don't really like against me much and i've seen alkaline trio back when they were playing those songs regularly so i don't think it had quite the appeal to me that some of the younger kids seemed to get out of it

OverDefined (May 10, 2006)

Score's for the review. Nice job, I hope to see more from you.

Anonymous (May 10, 2006)

New York's Alkaline set was exactly this, in order, 1-17 and 27-30.

And in the rest there was less Infirmary and more Crimson and Catch Fire. Though a lot of the other songs.

Great show.

sickboi (May 10, 2006)

Great review.

Anonymous (May 10, 2006)

IMO, this is one of the best reviews I've read on this site in a long time

murray627 (May 10, 2006)

How could anyone with any self respect openly admit to like the aquabats??? what an absurd excuse for a band.

jamespastepunk (May 10, 2006)

You've Got So Far to Go AND Old School Reasons?

Why must I miss this tour....

SuperRad (May 10, 2006)

I for one am glad I didnt go to this. The only band that can get me in the Quest is The Aquabats on June 2nd.

Anonymous (May 10, 2006)

"how many fucking reviews of this tour are you going to post? I think one would suffice and if people wanted to compare setlists, they could go to the bands board"

or people who complain can just not click here...

somegirl (May 10, 2006)

This was the set list for Hartford:

Cringe/Cop/San Francisco/Nose Over Tail/As You Were/Enjoy Your Day/Clavicle/My Little Needle/Southern Rock/Message From Kathleen/Trouble Breathing/Sorry About That/Blue In The Face/Blue Carolina/Emma/Good Fucking Bye/Hell Yes/Old School Reasons/Warbrain/You've Got So Far To Go/Back To Hell/I'm Dying Tomorrow/Queen of Pain/My Friend Peter/Private Eye/Fuck You Aurora/Burn/This Could Be Love/97. I think I might've forgotten one or two. I was pretty happy they didn't do so much from Crimson for the show, I already saw that last year.

colin (May 10, 2006)

ouch scott that setlist does suck, while it still rules... if the portland kids don't come through some skulls will be bashed.

maverick (May 10, 2006)

To the anonymous poster below, Alkaline Trio don't have a message board open to the public, so for those of us who want to compare setlists but don't want to pay an arm and a leg to be in their fan club, this is the place to do it.

By the way, this was the Trio's setlist in Cleveland. While it still ruled, it's by far the weakest fan-selected set that I've seen:

Cringe
Cop
San Francisco
Nose Over Tail
As You Were
Enjoy Your Day (electric; Dan on guitar, Matt on bass)
Clavicle
My Little Needle
Southern Rock
Message From Kathlene
Trouble Breathing
Sorry About That
Blue In The Face (Matt acoustic solo)
Every Thug Needs A Lady (Dan acoustic solo)
Standard Break From Life (Dan acoustic solo)
Good Fucking Bye (Matt acoustic w/full band)
Armageddon
I'm Dying Tomorrow
Queen Of Pain
Warbrain
Continental
Dethbed
Burn
Fuck You Aurora
You've Got So Far To Go
Private Eye
This Could Be Love
Some Kind Of Hate/Radio

-Scott

GlassPipeMurder (May 10, 2006)

I was at this show. It was indeed good. The review is too long though. Omit the final paragraph.

Anonymous (May 10, 2006)

how many fucking reviews of this tour are you going to post? I think one would suffice and if people wanted to compare setlists, they could go to the bands board.

Anonymous (May 10, 2006)

detroit didn't get Old School Reasons, either!

WTF?!?!

it was still an amazing show.

I was shocked that AM! played Reinventing Axl Rose. It was really good... but they're not exactly the "basements and book-stores" kind of band anymore, for better or for worse.

Anonymous (May 10, 2006)

holy shit i'm so jelaous

maverick (May 10, 2006)

WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK.

Why did everyone else get Old School Reasons but Cleveland???

ARRRRRRRRRGH!

-Scott

somegirl (May 9, 2006)

Goddammit, you got a Radio encore. I totally wanted to hear that song when I saw them in Hartford-- they played 97 instead though, so I wasn't too bummed. Yeah, they played Old School Reasons and Warbrain there too and I just about flipped out.

LevitateMe (May 9, 2006)

That's a great Against Me! setlist, but not quite as great as when I saw them as a two-piece years ago.

Anonymous (May 9, 2006)

"Be they political or not, independent or major label, as long as punk acts maintain the aforementioned traits and maintain a certain level of ethos, nothing else should really matter."

Wouldn't the move from DIY to major label be a total reversal of ethos? Its kind of like going from Molly Ivins to Matt Drudge.

P.S. your bullshit history of punk rock means nothing when viewed from an international perspective. There is a lot more to punk rock than what you read about the US scene in some Rolling Stone article.

sprainedsoul (May 9, 2006)

Caught this tour at the Orlando HOB (and didn't see that Plea for Peace t-shirt) -- definitely not to be missed if it comes anywhere near you.

Quite a different setlist from AM! at this show ... seems to me they changed up at least half of the set.

The one thing this review is missing is the relative humidity for the evening. Where's the Details?!

gladimnotemo (May 9, 2006)

The entire first paragraph of this review is laugh-out-loud hilarious.

Anonymous (May 9, 2006)

good review...an even better show. go see it if you have the chance

notfeelingcreative (May 9, 2006)

At the Orlando show, I was wearing my "Plea For Peace 2000" shirt, some kid (when I say kid I mean about 18 or 19" came up and said "Wow, you actually saw them back then?!" it made me feel really old. I also relaized that Alk3 actually opened for the blue meanies at that show and the Lawrence Arms played fourth (out of nine bands) funny to think about the order the bands would play if the same tour were to take place in 2006!

skaboom (May 9, 2006)

Wow, that comparison at the beginning is pretty bizarre, I never thought of it like that.

CaptainQuirk (May 9, 2006)

Whoa. That is indeed an awesome set.

MedioCore (May 9, 2006)

I'll be at the leg of this tour featuring the Lawrence Arms in a month... can't fucking wait!

Anonymous (May 9, 2006)

I had a blast at the first 2 chicago shows, but missed the last one.

sxenester (May 9, 2006)

awesome in boston. we got a plain backdrop, you got video screens?

colin (May 9, 2006)

warbrain? old school reasons? hell yes?

sounds like a fucking killer time.

marvalbertlikesbiting (May 9, 2006)

wow what a setlist. beats the last night in chicago for sure.

strungoutferriswheel (May 9, 2006)

i saw it in st. louis. it was fuckin amazing
both bands were amazing and seeing goddammit from start to finish was downright surreal. it was cool to see good fuckin bye live as i figured that would never happen.
five stars
10/10
100/100
i dont know what else to say

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