Philadelphia’s legendary First Unitarian Church basement recently played host to a sold-out show with post-hardcore and emo heavyweights Silverstein, Such Gold, Lions Lions, and Daytrader and Blow The Scene was on hand to capture the show in photos.
Headliners and Canadian leaders of the emo/post-hardcore niche, Silverstein, are currently touring in support of its sixth studio album, Short Songs, which features 22 tracks- 11 original with 11 cover songs of such mainstays as NOFX, Dead Kennedys, Green Day, and Gorilla Biscuits. The album also saw notable vocal appearances by members of Rise Against, Anti-Flag, Propagandhi, and Cancer Bats. Short Songs marks the band’s second full-length release since leaving longtime label Victory Records for Hopeless Records / Universal and seen the band keep up an almost relentless tour schedule.
Rochester’s melodic hardcore outfit, Such Gold, are currently touring in support of their latest full-length, Misadventures, which hit streets earlier this year and marks the band’s Razor & Tie Records debut. Misadventures was recorded with acclaimed producer Steve Evetts and has seen predominantly good reviews across the board as the band expands its sound from its predominantly pop-punk stylings on the formative releases with faster, more hardcore influenced themes this time around.
Boston’s Lions Lions are currently supporting a new full-length, To Carve Our Names, released via Hollywood Waste Records / Century Media in June. Produced by Shep Goodman (Bayside, Four Years Strong), the album is must for fans of Thrice and Story Of The Year. With tour stints with mainstays such as Comeback Kid, Sleeping With Sirens, and appearances on both Warped Tour and Bamboozle, Lions Lions is streamlining a solid live attack and garnering more and more loyal followers by the day.
Brooklyn’s Daytrader rounded out this solid showcase as the band continues to support its debut full-length for Rise Records, 12 Years. The band has seen almost unanimous critical acclaim for its latest release with AbsolutePunk.net stating, “The group really hit the mark on its first full-length; Twelve Years is a record that makes it possible for Daytrader to garner a cult-like following and leaves the potential for this band to become the “next big thing” in indie/emo music.”
For the masses of emo and melodic hardcore fans who managed to squeeze into the First Unitarian basement, there really was no a weak cog in this fluid showcase. Every band on the bill saw epic responses from the crowd that are showcased in our exclusive photo review below. We know you are here for the pictures, so without further ado..
All pictures by Blow The Scene Senior Staff Photographer, Dante Torrieri (Useless Rebel Imaging)