Posted in metal | music | pictures on January 28, 2011

photos by Samantha Marble, words by BBG

Kylesa

Compared to fellow Georgians Mastodon & Baroness, Kylesa have always been sort of the underdog. Now entering their 10th year as a band, it seemed like sweet justice on Wednesday (1/26) to see the band pack a headlining show at Santos Party House, and play with another THREE underrated bands in their own right.

Rosetta, East of The Wall, and Fight Amp all deserve bigger audiences than they usually draw. East of The Wall's Isis-meets-jazzy-tech is technically astounding, brutal, and endlessly watchable. Fight Amp conjure the best of Am-Rep, leaning towards hardcore. Rosetta's post-rock-meets-hardcore is spacey, atmospheric, emotional, and a live juggernaut.

I could tell from not only the crowd's size, but from some of the faces, that Kylesa's new LP Spiral Shadow has been attracting attention from some different corners of the music world. Nevertheless, the bulk of the crowd popped for fan fave "Hollow Severer" (from 006's Time Will Fuse Its Worth). Material from personal fave Static Tensions received the same warm welcome... if by welcome you mean stagedives and windmills. It was another excellent set from this crew, who unfortunately had some extra work to do the next morning.

More pictures from the show and the setlist are below...

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East of The Wall

East Of The Wall

East Of The Wall

East Of The Wall

East Of The Wall

East Of The Wall

East Of The Wall

East Of The Wall

East Of The Wall

East Of The Wall

East Of The Wall

Fight Amp

Fight Amp

Fight Amp

Fight Amp

Fight Amp

Fight Amp

Fight Amp

Fight Amp

Fight Amp

Fight Amp

Fight Amp

Rosetta

Rosetta

Rosetta

Rosetta

Rosetta

Rosetta

Rosetta

Rosetta

Rosetta

Rosetta

Rosetta

Rosetta

Rosetta

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

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Comments (21)

Fucking snow made me miss this show. It's like the 4th time i've ended up missing both Kylesa and Rosetta. PISSED!

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 3:40 PM

who the fuck cares about heavy metal

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 3:51 PM

east of the wall is a face melt of epic proportions. those guys rip

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 3:53 PM

east of the wall suck. no one tops anvil

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 3:56 PM

@3:51 your mom, i laid some very heavy chords on her back just the other night

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 3:57 PM

3:51, apparently a lot of people. not shut up

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 4:07 PM

3:51, apparently a lot of people do because 300 people showed up in the middle of a snowstorm to see them.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 4:14 PM

fight amp rules

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 4:24 PM

Post rock (bands were considered individually and not lumped together usually forcing a copycat trend) or whatever you want to call it especially early Am Rep stuff was much more creative and multi dimensional than this typical clone indie metal.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 5:44 PM

Kylesa could be the most covered band on this blog.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 7:57 PM

Kylesa were good and it was warm inside and the Santos Ale was cheap.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 8:47 PM

Kylesa = Grateful Dead (but not as good)..

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 8:49 PM

These photos suck, but these bands rule.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 9:07 PM

"These photos suck, but these bands rule."

you suck. Samantha fucking rules.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2011 9:16 PM

Missed East of the Wall and a bit of Fight Amp due to slow trains. There was a good amount of space so a lot of people probably didn't show up. Still Kylesa and Fight Amp were great, Rosetta was amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2011 4:16 AM

"you suck. Samantha fucking rules."

Hahaha, looks like Samantha is commenting on posts.

Pictures are simply OK. Amateurish pics because of the colors.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2011 8:46 AM

i was the one hitting all the dive shots, i also ended up with that setlist theres a pic of..handed to me by laura herself *love grin*

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2011 12:18 PM

I don't comment on my own pics nor do I look for validation from anyone else, it's greatly appreciated when it happens but it isn't necessary. I shot this show as a favor and was using someone elses camera that night because mine's in the shop. Also, Anon 8:46, what about the colors make it amateurish? That makes no sense to me.

Posted by Samantha | January 29, 2011 1:12 PM

I'm guessing he's saying they're washed out, but you've already shamed him to the point that he won't respond.

Posted by bart | January 29, 2011 5:56 PM

east of the wall are the bomb.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2011 3:05 PM

Some douched up comments here (but pretty cool to hear from the writer-of-the-article/photographer).

Wasn't able to make it, but they're playing along with Helmet and a bunch of other bands (so I've heard) on 3/25 irving Plaza anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 11:54 AM

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