I had never been to the Music Factory before, so I was unsure what to expect. It had a really cool rock n’ roll vibe and small club feel. The walls were adorned in chalk writing and designs from every band that has played there. After doors opened there were two local bands slated to start off the night. Both did a great job of getting the crowd excited for the main acts.
After the openers finished, I found a spot where I would be able to enjoy the show uninterrupted. I wanted to know if 9Electric lived up to the hype that I have been hearing about them for years. Short story, they do! Starting their set with the explosive single “New God,” I was instantly hooked. Not only do they sound great, they have an incredible stage presence with such high energy, you can’t help but watch. Another song that caught my attention was “The Damaged Ones,” the title track off their new album. Slightly more mellow than “New God” (if 9E can be considered mellow), “The Damaged Ones’ is a song that will you will make you sing along. To close their set, the guys played “Time Bomb” which had an edgy, industrial sound to it. They certainly set the bar high and made me a new 9Electric fan!
Up next, Stitched Up Heart took the stage. They kicked things off with their huge hit, “Finally Free.” To be noted, the most amazing thing about singer Mixi Demner is not her stunning good looks, but her unbelievable pipes. That girl can sing. The Shakepeare quote, “Though she be little, she is fierce” comes to mind. Rounding out their set with some more awesome songs from their new album, Never Alone, they closed out with another hit single in “Monster.” The song is stacked with bass and drums to help show off Demner’s vast vocal range.
Last but certainly not least, Gemini Syndrome took the stage and came out swinging with “Resurrection.” Their set was a great mix of songs from their debut album, Lux, and the new album, Momento Mori. I had been waiting all night to hear the new single, “Remember We Die.” At second to last, it was worth the wait to see it performed live. Aaron Nordstrom’s vocals were on point with his soulful rasp and beautiful melodies. They closed out the night with “Stardust.” No one left early from this marvelous performance, so we were all still around to help sing the last one. These guys just never fail to impress. I even bought myself a Synner hoodie because I have no shame in being a walking advertisement for this incredibly talented band. Go pick up your copy of Memento Mori today!
As a whole, this tour was beyond my expectations. All the bands showed off just how truly talented they are. Hopefully you got a chance to catch the Remember We Die tour. If not, Stitched Up Heart will be hitting the road this fall with Icon For Hire and Gemini Syndrome will be out with Red Sun Rising and Sevendust.