Dope and SOil Bring ‘Whole’ Lot of Energy During New York City Gig
Fans gathered at New York’s Marlin Room in Webster Hall for an intimate Thursday night show which featured forceful performances by Dope and SOil. Support included Leaving Eden and Medusa Scare.
While Dope are currently working on ‘Blood Money,’ their first album in five years, they delivered some of their better known anthems to the crowd. Dope brought their boisterous tunes to a wild group of New Yorkers who delved into tracks like ‘Bring It On,’ ‘B-tch‘ and ‘Die MF Die,’ just to name a few.
The foundation of the Marlin Room was tested as frontman Edsel Dope got the crowd bouncing when he whipped out the band’s cover of Billy Idol’s ‘Rebel Yell,’ N.W.A’s ‘F--- Tha Police’ and 'Dead or Alive's ‘You Spin Me Round (Like a Record).'
Featuring three original members -- singer Ryan McCombs, bassist Tim King and guitarist Adam Zadel -- SOil came together for a powerful performance. When they kicked off the set with ‘Breaking Me Down,’ their fans went nuts and it definitely set the tone for the rest of the night.
The crowd was treated to new tracks ‘Shine On’ and ‘Loaded Gun’ off of SOil’s latest disc ‘Whole.’ Fans sang along to favorites ‘Redefine’ and the infamous rendition of Ram Jam’s ‘Black Betty.’ To end off the set, McCombs joined his fans on the floor as everyone sang "I will stone you, stone you / Wrap my arms around you / I will stone you, stone you / My little Halo!"
Leaving Eden left New York City with a bunch of brand new fans, delivering a powerful set. Frontwoman Carole ‘Eden’ Gynan rocked the stage with her lively bandmates and performed various songs from their latest release ‘Between Heaven & Hell’ and their 2011 disc ‘Tied & Bound.’
Gynan worked the whole Marlin Room as she joined concertgoers on the floor as Leaving Eden performed a stellar rendition of Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Killing In the Name.’ By the end of the set, the songstress belted out tracks from the top of the bar.
Medusa Scare kicked off the night with a unique performance as the frontman donned black fishnet pantyhose as a head piece. With Allen Ginsberg-like verses in between songs, the crowd was entertained and baffled all at once.
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