Metro Bar recently hosted a rockin’ benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, with live music and a raffle, which included a guitar. It was a well put-together affair, which attracted a good amount of attendance. Serious kudos to the musicians and promoter, Jordan Clements, are deserved. Enthusiasm was high as performances from these bands, took way:
Wareye: Older Rock/Metal sound collaboration of: Paul Jones (Vocals), Matt Dalley (Bass) Steve Hill (Drums), and Benjamman Norris (Guitar). It’s not hard to see the passion for music and what they do, through the expressive conveyance of such, on their faces and in their movements. Their songs have a Black Sabbath-esque sound to them, particularly in the guitar rhythm in ‘Regression.’ Although, some of the song, “The Same Place’ sounds more similar to a something by The Cure…but with a twist.
Burn the Gallows: An Alternative rock band made up of Andres Cardenas (vocals), David Cardenas (Lead Guitars), Dee Jarvis (Bass Guitar), Lars Kocherhans (Rhythm Guitars), and Aaron Cordes (Drums). BTG is a vortex of hard rock energy; spitting out wicked riffs and skillful, captivating rhythms. From which, the crowd had no desire to escape. Think Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin, with bits and pieces of 30 Seconds to Mars, Linkin Park and Disturbed mixed in for extra flavor and flare. Especially in ‘Set Me Free’ and ‘Distant Stranger.’ A cover of Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Killing in the Name’ was executed well, with the crowd singing and jumping along.
Perish Lane: Playing in this hard rock band that night were; Justin Clark (Lead vocals/Rhythm guitar), Cody Hess (Guitar /Vocals), Clayton Oxborrow (Drums) and Jerid Robinett (who has Cystic Fibrosis; on bass). Well put together sounds of pure, hardcore, rocking rhythms the crowd could really bang their heads to. Guitar playing was proficient and enticing, catchy bass lines and impressive drum beats. Not to mention, the vocals were powerful with sporadic, well-controlled death growls. Take a listen to ‘Switchback’ or ‘Stealing Innocence’ to satisfy your inner rock beast. Or better yet, come to their CD Release show on November 9th, at the Murray Theater.