ALL GET OUT & THE ALMOST AT THE MERCY LOUNGE
It has been a full week since this stacked tour came through to music city and it still feels like I stepped foot in the room yesterday. (Though I have been quite ill since the next day) The Almost came to town with All Get Out and Nashville packed the Mercy Lounge almost to its capacity just to see these two bands. When I first got there I did not know what type of crowd to expect because both main stays of the tour have a bit different sounds to them but they really did mesh very well together.
All Get out was the direct support on the tour and they lived up to that slot. Bring the energy from the moment they took stage they didn’t look back. Many diehard fans seemed to be in the crowd inching closer and closer to the stage as the emotions in each song reached their peak. Fans pushed to the front middle to scream each word back to the band. This was my first time seeing All Get Out live (though I have been listening to their music for quite sometime now) and their live show had no qualms about it. From high energy, to entertaining banter and interaction that was 100% genuine with the crowd but also with eachother on stage, they put on the epitome of a live show. Drawing you in as each song reached its angstiest parts to letting you down softly at breaks where it was just an intimate moment with words and guitar. There movements, there presence and the sound all cohesive just kept you latched in and only wanting more… Unfortunately with each set there is always a last song and when that came they left the room with a buzz waiting for the main attraction the Almost to take stage.
Several minutes of waiting the anticipation grew as more fans piled in and inched closer to the stage and out came front-man Aaron Gillespie. Known best for his vocals and drums with Underoath, it was clear in the air that night people were there for one reason only and that was to vibe on some Southern Weather. Through the night the crowd showed their emotions and how the songs effected them by stepping up on the stage ledge to get into Gillespie’s face and yell the words back to him. Though the Almost hadn’t done anything in quite some time it was like they never skipped a beat. That room was taken back to the good ole days but also introduced to new. The band had a set list that gave fans an old song followed by new unreleased music each time. For those who did not catch the tour and hear some of these new tunes, you have A LOT to be excited about. While keeping true to their vibe from past releases I also got a real Nine Inch Nails influence to the new songs. I for one left the show wanting more and excited for new music to be coming our way from such talented musicians.