On Tuesday April 1, 2014 alternative rockers Blue October hit the stage at the Knitting Factory Concert House in downtown Reno. Attendance for this show was very good for a cold April Fools Tuesday night with almost 800 fans in attendance.
Also on the bill with Blue October was The Architects.
Blue October are an American alternative rock band originally from Houston, Texas. The band was formed in 1995 and currently consists of Justin Furstenfeld (lead vocals, guitar), Jeremy Furstenfeld (drums, percussion), Ryan Delahoussaye (violin/viola, mandolin, piano, backing vocals), C.B. Hudson (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Matt Noveskey (bass guitar, backing vocals).
The Knitting Factory was packed, Blue October has a great following here in Reno. Every time they play here it's like that.
The set lasted well over 90 minutes and went like this, (from the set list on stage)
"Sway", "She's My Ride", "Say It", "Light You Up", "Congratulations", "Calling You", "Into The Ocean", "Fear", "Debris", "Get over It", "X Amount", "Bleed Out", "Hate Me" and three encores songs, "Worry List", "Not Broken" and "Things We Do At Night".
These guys are awesome to see live, they really put on a great show as everyone there got into every song. This was this examiners second time seeing this band and they were still very impressive to watch and listen to. I would highly recommend seeing them the next time they come around.
Chris Payne from 104.1 KRZQ introduced Blue October to the stage. Mr. Payne rocks, you can catch his show weekdays from 2pm to 7pm.
Starting the night off was The Architects.
The Architects are an American rock band from Kansas City, Missouri. They are a reincarnation of the punk and ska band The Gadjits.
Current members include, Brandon Phillips-(lead vocals, guitar), Adam Phillips-(drums), Zach Phillips-(bass, backing vocals) and Keenan Nichols-(lead guitar, backing vocals).
Unfortunately this examiner got there to late to make the 3 song limit to shoot, (stupid real job) but I did manage to see part of their set. What I did see, they tore it up. Everyone I talked to after their set really liked them and all said the same thing, "They killed it". That's what I get for being late.
A great time was had by all.
This was just another example of why the Knitting Factory is maybe just the best venue in Reno. To see what's coming next (click here)
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All photos by, JOHN TUCKNESS
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