L.S. Dunes – a supergroup made up of Circa Survive vocalist Anthony Green, My Chemical Romance Guitarist Frank Iero, Coheed and Cambria guitarist Travis Stever, and Thursday bassist and drummer Tim Payne and Tucker Rule – played an intimate show to a sold out out crowd at one of Philadelphia’s most iconic venues – The First Unitarian Church.
It’s not surprising that the show sold out almost instantly – you’d have to be crazy to pass up the chance to see 5 musical titans playing in a Philly basement. Fans queued outside of the venue all day to be front and center. (For reference – I got there at 4pm, 3 and a half hours before doors, and was still the 44th person in line.) The show was well worth braving the cold.
Nate Bergman (who someone described as an emo Bruce Springsteen) opened up the show and a second opener Kayleigh Goldsworthy followed. Goldsworthy was joined by the members of L.S. Dunes as her backing band for her last song, “Overambitious.”
They played all 11 tracks off their new album, Past Lives, which was produced and recorded by one of Philadelphia’s own – Will Yip. The crowd came prepared and moshed their hearts out to all 11 tracks (myself included despite a brand new, still open wound, hip tattoo 🙁 … oops.) The crowd picked anyone back up who fell down and took care of eachother, while still absolutely raging, which can be a rare quality in an audience nowadays.
The only downside of the show was that it was entirely too short. Dear L.S. Dunes, if you’re reading this, make new music soon guys. Ok?
It Takes Time
Article/Images: Skylar Watkins