We interrupt your (not so) regularly scheduled “best of the best” programming to bring you ANOTHER SHOW REVIEW! And what better way to celebrate my 50th post than with the one and only, Papa Roach.
I saw these guys for the third time on Aug 24. I was hesitant to go to this show because I started classes again on the upcoming Monday and was telling myself to save money and not go and all that, but when do I ever make smart financial decisions? So I went, and I am so happy that I did. Getting to see Papa Roach headline was something I didn’t expect to see and what I saw was incredible.
First, I was met with Bad Wolves, who I had heard of but never really heard. I saw their cover of “Zombie” by the Cranberries when it first dropped on Facebook but I had never really devoted time to listen to them. They put on such a great show, it’s really unbelievable. The energy is consistently high, there is a massive feeling of positivity, the music is great, they’re really the whole package. These guys are going nowhere but up.
Then we fall to Asking Alexandria, who I was curious to see when performing a longer set. Danny has been in and out of the band and we are all aware of that now. However, we cannot deny that he has a major personality on stage. Maybe it’s his attitude or the songs, but seeing them live was definitely a fun time. The energy was soaring, the band was cohesive and consistent. I am interested to see more from them and hopefully get some more songs like “Alone In A Room” that I can scream at the top of my lungs.
Finally, we got to Papa Roach. Jacoby Shaddix is my pick for the Best frontman for a REASON. Like always, he absolutely killed it. Papa Roach may actually be one of the best live bands of all time, I stand by that wholeheartedly. No matter the length of their set, they always have people moshing and crowd surfing and screaming and just all around LOSING it. Their stage set up has only gotten better with every show that I have seen them at and words can’t describe how cool it was. All I can say is you guys need to see Papa Roach if you haven’t, it is totally something worthwhile.
PS: check below to listen to “My Top 5” podcasts episode featuring Jacoby! This is the only podcast I have been able to actually listen to and enjoy, so I highly recommend checking it out. They always have an awesome guest and some of the best topics.
Until next time…