Moneta At the Showbox at the Market!!!

September 7, 2008 at 10:04 pm (Music Reviews and Pictures) (, , , , , , , )

Moneta

Moneta

                                                                 

This band does more than impress they bring the house down. Out of all the bands that I have seen this summer, the most important aspect to anything is how well you play live. If you don’t have a good live show, then you can pretty much assume that your band is not going to get out of the garage.

Moneta

Moneta

For Moneta putting on a live show at a popular venue like the Showbox at the Market proved to be anything but difficult. With lights, smoke and a fucking sweet line up of songs, your sure to be blown away by their show stopping ability.  I could not help but feel the music, the organization of sound was all in unison and if there were any mistakes, who could tell.  

The moshing was there, the music was certainly there and they made even the most negative thinkers that this band was for real.

It was very evident this band stole the night, Once again it is all about the music, and I left the showbox with another notch on my music belt with a band that absolutely killed it, Moneta.

So Thank you to Chris who hooked me up with this front row view of a fantastic performance, and one hell of a fucking night.

Cheers,

Corey B…

Citizen Image 2008

If you want to see more Pictures just click and you can see them all, hope you enjoy, thanks for reading…

Also if your interested in hearing their music check out their Myspace

Moneta Rocking the House

Moneta Rocking the House

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I finally Got to see my Favorite Child Hood Band… Anti Flag

September 4, 2008 at 8:23 pm (Music Reviews and Pictures) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Anti Flag

Anti Flag

This is a band that i have been following since their EP came out. I of course was in a stage in my life, Junior High were being the punk skater was the cool thing to do. Hence down with authority, anarchy and all that shit was something that all the punk skater kids all had in common. regardless, this band has grown, and

Anti Flag Chris #2

Anti Flag Chris #2

 without a doubt still has that same ass kicking sound they did before. Except now the difference between then and now is they can put on one hell of a fucking show. With Frontman Justin Sane and his strange but amazing voice, he really knows how to get a crowd to erupt into a uncontrollable mosh pit. I of course sat back and watched the mayhem unfold because of the five thousand dollar camera equipment that I had.

So Clearly this band is going places, with eight CD’s under their belt and several hits CD’s like Bright Lights of America from RCA records, this band is sure to bring that show stopping ability to every concert. If punk rawk is what you ern for, then definitely check out Anti Flag.

Cheers,

Corey B…

Anti Flag Justin Sane

Anti Flag Justin Sane

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Rogue Wave at All Points West

August 15, 2008 at 7:21 pm (Music Reviews and Pictures) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Rogue Wave

Rogue Wave

More Picture from All Points West…

Cheers,

Corey B…

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Last Day On the Job!!!

August 7, 2008 at 9:39 pm (More Jokes:-)) (, , , , , , )

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Foxy Shazam Pics up!!!

August 1, 2008 at 10:10 am (Music Reviews and Pictures) (, , , )

Corey Bayless

Photo Taken By: Corey Bayless

This sums up the set and the band, what do you think…?

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Tickle Me Pink Pics are up!!!

August 1, 2008 at 9:04 am (Music Reviews and Pictures) (, , , )

Corey Bayless

Photo Taken By: Corey Bayless

Tickle Me Pink shots are up check them out…

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July 24, 2008 at 8:15 pm (Announcements) (, , , , )

If you want to know everything about the music scene from around the country not just Washington, go to Citizenimage.wordpress.com

Please visit this site it is edited by Dave Rheins, who is the with Spin magazine and Rolling Stone… Check it out, totally worth it.

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Bullet For My Valentine!!! There Are No words!!!

July 23, 2008 at 9:34 am (Music Reviews and Pictures) (, , , , , , , )

Corey Bayless

Photo Taken By: Corey Bayless

Once again the Showbox Sodo out did itself. This time the chaos-causing bands were Toronto’s own Cancer Bats, California’s Bleeding Through, and United Kingdom’s Bullet For My Valentine. The “No Fear Tour” line-up brought some head-thrashing metal, with a mix of some quick finger work on the fret board from Bullet For My Valentine’s Michael Paget. All in all this show proved to be the most bruising experience for me — and my now broken camera.

As I approached the Showbox Sodo, I could see only one thing: a wall of people that stretched as far as I could see. This brought several thoughts to my mind: one being, ‘ this show is going to be nuts,’ and the second, ‘how am I going to get shots of these bands?’

As I walked past the wall of people, I saw it was a mix of young and old. Hell, I thought, I can push my way past the old and weaker folks… However this show was going to prove to be a lot more painful than I initially thought , due in large part to the huge number of people jamming their way into the relatively small venue.

As we finally got in, I had to rush up to the front to see the action. When the Cancer Bats came out, I had to hunker down in order to hold my coveted position or I’d have no hope getting the required pictures. Lead singer of the Cancer Bats Liam Cormier blazed out on the stage, screaming the lyrics to his first song. Up to this point, the crowd had been motionless waiting for the bands to take the stage. At the opening rebel yell, a violent mosh erupted and the hard metal hardcore music fueled that rage and caused mayhem to reign amongst the pit members. The Cancer Bats came out with a ridiculous amount of energy driven by the drop D riffs from guitarist Scott Middleton. This set was borderline insane, and I found myself buffetted around the room, receiving the first of this night’s many bumps and bruises. And it only got rougher, because up next was Bleeding Through.

The band’s name says it all. Leading the madness was BT’s lead singer Brandan Schieppati, with his tattooed torso and and overall metalcore persona, had no trouble whipping up the crowd into a hardcore frenzy. This metalcore music mixed with a keyboard and double kick drumming will definitely get you off your feet, and will motivate you to move, if not to dance, then to take your ya-yas out on the the person next to you. Together, the pandemonium of double kick drums, the insane guitar riffs, and Brandan Schieppati’s screaming lyrics made for a very violent circle mosh pit: the type of scene that leaves your shirt ripped and your nose bloody , if not broken. Bleeding Through is the real deal, with the looks, and most importantly the songs (like my personal favorites, “Love Lost in a Hale of Gun Fire,” and “On Wings of Lead,”) that brought pure and beautiful chaos to this Pacific Northwest concert.

Bullet For My Valentine is comprised of guitarist and lead singer Matt Tuck, Lead Guitarist Michael Paget, Bass guitarist Jason James, and drummer Michael Thomas. With Several top 50 chart toper singles in the US and Uk, like “4 Words (to choke upon),” “Tears Don’t Fall,” and “Scream Aim Fire.” The Showbox was in for some serious destruction, because Bullet For My Valentine mixes some insane guitar solos with some hard riffs, this perfect mix of sounds was going to be more then my camera could take. As I stood second row, (best vantage point for shots) with my new friend Elise protecting each other from the insanity of moshing and crowd surfing. Somehow we where able to listen to the ear blasting heavy metal rock that was coming synonymously from Matt Tuck, Michael Paget, Jason James, and Michael Thomas. This collaboration of sounds became the perfect melody that everyone knew Bullet For My Valentine for.

As the show ended with the traditional encore after a jaw-dropping performance, my body being smashed first row up against the railing was telling me that I had had enough. Once again, survival of the fittest won in this battle, unfortunately my camera was not one of those survivors.

RIP Fuji Film 10… 😦

By: Corey Bayless

 

 

 

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