Review by Kaitlyn Drexel
Photos by Ilya Merman and Kaitlyn Drexel
Crash Midnight HERE and HERE
Adelitas Way HERE and HERE
The excited mix chatter from the crowd came to a screeching halt as Boston band, Crash Midnight, made their presence known. Not a moment was wasted as they kicked off their set with “151.” Front man, Shaun Soho’s vocals rang sweetly throughout the venue, sending chills up our spine, perfectly complementing the killer guitar riffs provided by Alex Donaldson. They continued their set with “Made for the Money,” “City Girl,” and “Welcome to Boston.” The crowd started to warm up to this small yet epic band, horns were thrown up and bobbing along to the beat of the songs. Crash Midnight then ended their set with a phenomenal cover of Guns N’ Roses hit, “Mr. Brownstone,” and “Diamond Boulevard.” Next to conquer the stage, Vegas hard rock band, Adelitas Way.
The booming introduction for Adelitas Way shook the floors of the venue, heightening the anticipation of the band’s arrival. Drummer, Trevor Stafford, was the first to emerge from the shadows followed bassist, Andrew Cushing, and guitarist, Robert Zakaryan, as he started to play the intro riff to “The Collapse,” prompting Rick DeJesus’ arrival to the stage. Without further hesitation, they played the top singles from their latest album, Stuck, “Dog on a Leash,” and “Save the World,” followed by one of the hit love songs, “Alive.” The crowd sang along with DeJesus, and couples held each other. Adelitas Way slowed their set down with “Stuck,” quickly picking the pace back up with “We Came,” and “Criticize.” Adelitas Way ended their highly energized show with “Sick,” and the song that got their name out there, “Invincible,” the crowd sang along whole-heartedly to the chorus.
All in all, both bands put on a killer show. Be sure to check out Crash Midnight’s debut album, Lost in the City as well as any future tour dates. Adelitas Way will be hitting the road early next year so be sure to see if they’re coming to a city near you. You will not want to miss out on both bands’ shows!
Crash Midnight – Ilya Merman
Crash Midnight -Kaitlyn Drexel
Adelitas Way -Kaitlyn Drexel