Photos + Review: Every Time I Die and The Used at House of Blues (San Diego, CA)

The Eeries (CA/Chicago/Italy), Marmozets (Bingley, UK), Every Time I Die (Buffalo, NY), and The Used (Orem, UT)
April 3rd, 2015
House of Blues in San Diego, CA

The Used is back on the road friends!  They kicked off their latest tour at the House of Blues in San Diego and this is one you will definitely not want to miss.  For starters the lineup is RAD.  They have along Every Time I Die, Marmozets, and The Eeries.  If you’re one of those people that only show up for the last two bands, this is a good tour to begin to change that.

The Eeries kicked the night off and got everyone’s ears ready for the music that was to come.  The Eeries very tastefully nod towards those grungy guitar tones of the 90’s in the coolest way.  This is a band you’re going to want to keep your eye on.

Marmozets hit the stage running.  After watching their set I wished I would have checked them out so much sooner.  Frontwoman Becca Macintyre is a force to be reckoned with on stage and she can do it all!  Singing, screaming, and rocking out along with her bandmates, they were incredible to watch.  I can’t wait for them to come back to town and judging by the crowd response, they can’t either.

The heaviest band of the night came in the form of Every Time I Die.  They started their set off with “No Son Of Mine” and the chaos ensued.  It doesn’t take very long for every member of ETID to lose their mind on stage.  Within a few minutes the posi-jumps began and shortly after their rad synchronized head banging began.  Their setlist was pretty jam packed and included “Decayin’ with the Boys,” “We’rewolf,” “Floater,” and “Moor” among many awesome others.  The crowd was clearly loving every minute of it -a pretty solid mosh pit broke out and plenty of crowd surfers made their way to the front of the stage.  The crowd was all smiles as they watched the band slay and watched Jordan Buckley (never a boring moment on stage with that one) lose his shit playing guitar, kiss a few security guards, and jump into the crowd.  As always, looking forward to when Every Time I Die comes back to town.

I had been wanting to see The Used since I caught part of their set at Riot Fest last year.  They kicked their set off with “Maybe Memories” and ripped straight into “Take It Away.”  The crowd looked like they were having the time of their lives as they jumped around with their fists in the air.  The band had a lot of room to work with even with their giant set up of televisions.  Frontman Bert McCracken is the embodiment of adrenaline it seems, as he engaged the crowd while simultaneously covering ground on stage singing.  Then the guys hit the crowd with a 1-2 punch as they played “The Taste Of Ink” and “All That I’ve Got.”  Everyone in the room sang their heart out and it was super rad to see. They finished their set with a mix of Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name” mixed with Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” before jumping into  “A Box Full of Sharp Objects.” You’d be mighty foolish to miss out on this tour you guys!  Be sure to check out the rest of their dates here.

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