- Dance Gavin Dance (17)
- The Weeknd (15)
- Nine Inch Nails (15)
- Taking Back Sunday (14)
- blink-182 (12)
I went and saw Dance Gavin Dance last week for the opening show of their tour at the Glass House in Pomona. It had been announced a couple days before that Jonny Craig would not be available due to usual Jonny Craig Drama. Since A Lot Like Birds was already on tour Kurt Travis would be doing some of his old songs and Matt Geise (ex-Lower Definition) would be handling Jonny’s songs.
I was actually looking forward to it; I never got a chance to see them play with Kurt and my old band had played a few shows with Lower Definition so it would be cool to see Matt Geise sing again. The Kurt-era songs were amazing. He was spot on and you could tell that he was really enjoying himself singing his old songs. Unfortunately Matt, on the other hand, was a pretty solid disappointment. I can imagine it would be hard to fill Jonny’s shoes but it was hard to listen to. He hit most of the notes but the vocal strength was severely lacking.
Anyways, after the concert I felt the need to listen to the songs how they should have sounded; hence DGD being at the top of the list this week. As a side note, I don’t really even remember listening to Taking Back Sunday this week. Weird.