In the early 2000's, I was in the midst of having a baby and missed out on a wide spectrum of music. It's really a blur, honestly. But I am making up for lost time now and thrilled that bands like Silverstein and Tonight Alive are still…
The band Say Anything was formed in 2000 by Max Bemis and has released seven albums to date. This year marked the 10th anniversary of In Defense of the Genre, so the band spent two nights at Summit Music Hall playing three albums. I was there for the second night and there was no slowing them down. I love seeing a band whose fans clearly adore them and this was definitely the case with Say Anything. Lyrics were being sung back to the band loud and clear, while Max was back and forth on the stage connecting with as many people as possible. The band continues their tour into 2018 so be sure to check them out!
Say Anything Concert Photos from Denver
I fell in love with Minus The Bear on their 2010 album Omni, but that was actually their fourth. In 2017 the band released Voids, their first album without drummer Erin Tate. Leader singer Jake Snider's vocals are just as distinctive and the group is just as good live. They played Denver's Summit Music Hall with the super loud and super fun group Beach Slang. Minus The Bear continues their tour in the UK and then comes back to the US this summer, finishing out at Riot Fest Chicago.
Another band I have always wanted to photograph but somehow always missed was Dashboard Confessional. Everyone told me how great Chris Carrabba and his crew were... and yup. Denver's Summit Music Hall was full and ready to rock out to nearly 20 years of music. Vinyl Theatre was a perfect opening back to set the mood. Dashboard Confessional is often called an emo band, and sure - the emotion is there in the lyrics. But no one was sad that these guys are back together and touring again.