10 Years Soar With Intimate Gig in New York City Featuring Support From Monster Truck
Vocalist Jesse Hasek graced the stage in white and black face paint as he looked like he was ready for battle when he took the stage. They kicked off their set with ‘Russian Roulette’ and went on to play various tracks from their six albums, including the title track off their latest disc ‘Minus the Machine.’
There was a majestic ambiance during their set which might be a reflection of the band’s unique sound. They can go from dreamy and soothing to raw and aggressive which invoked so many different emotions within the crowd. 10 Years ended their set with ‘Backlash,’ the older favorite ‘Wasteland’ and ‘Shoot It Out.’ Hasek completely unleashed at the end of the show when he leapt onto the drum set and into the arms of drummer Brian Vodinh before leaving the stage.
Canadian band Monster Truck brought a groovy twang with their gritty yet melodic sound. The band is touring in promotion for their latest record ‘Furiosity.’ Equipped with funky boots and flannel shirt, frontman Jon Harvey had impeccable range and performed the songs with gusto. The band as a whole not only have amazing beards and flawless locks but they also have an infectious sound that most of the crowd seemed to be digging.
The only off-putting moment of their set was when guitarist Jeremy Widerman showed a bit of annoyance with a concertgoer who happened to be on her phone. During the set he told her to put it away due to it being distracting to him onstage. She could have been tweeting or texting a friend that Monster Truck is simply awesome live (which they are) … up until being scolded.
Opening act Highly Suspect kicked off the night with a bluesy rock vibe. The group is based in Brooklyn and it was obvious they made a decent impression on the locals with their classic rock sound. Go here for a full list of dates where you can catch 10 Years on tour.
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