FAREWELL TO FEAR LIFTS SPIRITS- LIVE IN CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS - Review, Photos and Interview!

Being from different parts of the US has given Farewell To Fear an advantage in blending a rock sound they intend to bring to the masses.  Playing a show during the week has its challenges, but the band was more than ready to give the crowd their rock dosage.

I was unfamiliar with the band up until now, chatting before their set gave me some insight as to where they come from and what drives them across the US. Most importantly, giving people hope through music is something I found particularly moving.  Their love and joy at helping another person not feel alone is something that should be applauded and praised.

I was unfamiliar with the band up until now, chatting before their set gave me some insight as to where they come from and what drives them across the US. Most importantly, giving people hope through music is something I found particularly moving.  Their love and joy at helping another person not feel alone is something that should be applauded and praised.

From the start of their set with the crowd being unsure to ending with people crowded up front and bouncing in full acceptance,  Farewell To Fear  easily won some new fans! It’s a beautiful thing to watch faces of happiness and hear shouts of excitement in experiencing live rock music.

From the start of their set with the crowd being unsure to ending with people crowded up front and bouncing in full acceptance, Farewell To Fear easily won some new fans! It’s a beautiful thing to watch faces of happiness and hear shouts of excitement in experiencing live rock music.

Leaving the show gave me much to reflect on, which speaks volumes to what a band can accomplish with words of encouragement and the musical rhythms bringing front and center.   Be sure to catch them if they drop by your area!

Leaving the show gave me much to reflect on, which speaks volumes to what a band can accomplish with words of encouragement and the musical rhythms bringing front and center. Be sure to catch them if they drop by your area!

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HellYeah March 7, 2017

     Watching HellYeah is like seeing family. They make you feel part of a big metal family that gets together to cleanse themselves through music.  Just before they are getting ready to come on stage, a down pour of cool crisp rain starts; making the atmosphere go from hot and humid to cool and refreshing.  This is exactly how HellYeah leaves you feeling- alive and reborn in metal.  Starting with the song "X", the crowd immediately goes insane and glad they are here for this experience.  Full on metal! Chad Grays' ability to connect with the crow sets him apart from other front men.  You can feel the love he has for the music and the fans.  At one point during the show, not one to shy away, Chad makes his climb the crowd barrier, making the fans go crazy as they yell along the lyrics.  The crowd are Hellions!  As Vinnie Paul beats down his drum set and giving the crowd a rhythm to be enchanted with, you are given yearning and ache when the song "No Mo" plays.  A beautiful cover that hauntingly reminds us of the loss of Dimebag. 

     As the show comes to an end with the song "HellYeah", the crowd with their deafening roar, is left renewed and full of life; grateful to have partaken in the ceremonious wonder that is the band HellYeah!

 

Suicidal Tendencies Feb 28, 2017

     Legends Suicidal Tendencies are a band not to ever miss if they tour anywhere near your city.  They are totally worth the travel, whether it’s 10 minutes or 5 hours.  Before they came on stage, everyone is chanting “Suicidal…S.T….Suicidal…S.T” over and over, getting ready and pumped with adrenaline to go wild.  Starting the show with “You Can’t Bring Me Down”, my own teenage anthem, the crowd immediately goes insane with the presence of Mike Muir.  Their assault is unrelenting. With the crowd singing along song after song, with classic hits and a couple of new songs, Suicidal doesn’t show their age. 

     In between songs, Mike Muir takes time to connect with the crowd by offering advice on staying strong and getting back up if life knocks you down.  Towards the end of their set, they also intend to pass that mentality along to a younger generation by bringing them on stage for “Possessed to Skate”.   Then finally, for the last song of the night, “Pledge Your Allegiance” the rest of the crowd is invited on stage to be a part of the show.  Everyone is one big Suicidal family. 

     For 37 years, Suicidal Tendencies has been more than just a band. They are mindset and life style.  One of never giving up and standing for what you believe in.  Anyone can easily say that Suicidal Tendencies have influenced so many lives, mine included, in a positive light and strength that rarely any band can achieve.  I for one, am happy that I have been able to Pledge My Allegiance.