Had a great time at a concert last night here in Milwaukee. Bands were '68, In Hearts Wake, Protest the Hero (my main reason for going) and August Burns Red.
I had never heard '68 before - a talented (especially the drummer) 2 man punk rock duo. The guitarist/vocalist used a loop pedal to flesh out the sound. Impressed with musicianship but didn’t like the vocals.
In Hearts Wake I like a lot. A metal core band out of Australia that does the dual harsh/clean vocal things. I think they have a lot of potential. I’m going to give them some listens on Spotify.
Protest the Hero was amazing, and lead guitarist Luke Hoskin was unreal to watch. The way his fingers just move around the fretboard amazes me. The technical difficulty means they don’t move around much but I am super impressed with their ability to play this stuff live:
August Burns Red put on a good show, playing the entirety of their “Messengers” album. They aren’t my favorite band but it was a good time. Here’s another clip:
Overall a fun show. I’m always going to get balcony seats from now on. I love sitting and enjoying music and avoiding the mass of people on the main floor. Part of being a 41 year old metalhead. 😊