Photo of Trapped Under Ice by Harper King / Sick Snaps
On August 9, Trapped Under Ice, Firewalker, Odd Man Out, and Cutting Through dropped by the Hawthorne Theater in Portland. Portland band Cutting Through opened the show, providing nothing short of an energetic and exciting set full of crowd and onstage activity. Following shortly after was Odd Man Out. Coming from Seattle and bringing plenty of energy to Portland, OMO gave everyone a great show. With a quickly filling room, Firewalker took the stage. The Boston band’s set got the entire crowd moving. Featuring guest vocalists and high energy from all members, Firewalker gave Portland one hell of a show. The crowd soon began moving for highly anticipated, Trapped Under Ice. Jumping between stage and barrier, vocalist Justice Tripp, gave the crowd plenty of interaction. By the end of the show, everyone in the room was moving. All in all, each band added a great set to the bill and truly made this a show to remember.
Photo of Now, Now by Sam Leung / Sick Snaps
Coming after the release of their third album Saved, Now, Now played at The Crocodile on a warm summer night in Seattle. Singer KC Dalager’s energetic stage presence was eaten up by her fans as they sang along to songs old and new. She even got a bit emotionally overwhelmed by the love in capacity crowd and particularly her mom in the audience.
Backtrack by Ian Zamorano / Sick Snaps
Friday, July 13 was the first day of Sound and Fury at the Belasco Theater in the heart of Los Angeles. The two day long festival was stacked with great bands from Ceremony, Rotting Out, Citizen, Backtrack, Cold World, and Negative Approach to even more amazing bands such as BIB, Ingrown, Dare, Ecostrike, Initiate, and Bracewar. As you can imagine, the pileups, moshing, and crowd surfing were at a greater scale than your average backyard show.