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Periphery’s Sonic Unrest Tour in Detroit: head banging, moshing, and jam bands

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By Danielle Cauley, Rock At Night Detroit Correspondent

LOCATION: St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, Michigan-Friday, August 26, 2016–Periphery’s Sonic Unrest Tour with support by Toothgrinder, Chon, and SikTh

When I got the email about possibly shooting Periphery, my first thought was “who?”. I didn’t know any of the bands playing. I rarely go to shows where I don’t know anyone playing. When I do go, I’ll go with a friend who’s a fan. Sometimes not knowing what you’re getting yourself makes for the best shows.

I arrived a few minutes late to the show, so the first band had already started. Toothgrinder was your typical heavy metal band: loud, intense music with lots of hair flipping and head banging. They were very talented and I enjoyed listening them. Like most first acts, the crowd was listening to them, but wasn’t going hard. After their set was over, I was ready to listen to metal music for the rest of the evening.

When Chon came on stage, the first thing I noticed were the guitars. One had a floral pattern on it while the other had a green, blue, and white swirl. Once they started playing, I was thrown off. Is this a jam band? When I heard it I got excited, jam bands are my some of my favorite bands to listen to. But I wasn’t sure the crowd would feel the same. Boy, was I wrong. The crowd loved them! They even started a mosh pit during the set.

Between sets, I talked to a fellow photographer there. He told me that SikTh was a band from the UK who broke up for a while and recently got back together. He also told me that this was their first US tour. When the band came out, the crowd went nuts; the band and crowd really vibed off each other.

Before Periphery even went on, the crowd was going nuts. When they were doing the soundcheck, they started chanting “Sound guy! Sound guy!” Actually Periphery and the Sonic Unrest Tour began on August 4th in Raleigh, North Carolina and will end on September 1st in Baltimore. They have been touring to promote their recent album Periphery III: Select Difficulty (released July 22, 2016) and has been getting a lot of  rave reviews.  Also, from what I understand, Periphery will be touring Australia in February 2017 so Rock At Night can catch them in Sydney, Adelaide, or Perth.

When Periphery finally came out, the crowd was ready to go hard. The light show was intense and music was loud. The audience went wild when the band played their new single “Marigold”.  When I was done shooting, I thought to myself “This is why I’m going to be deaf at 30”.

Overall, the show was great and I walked out a fan of some new bands.

Periphery: Spencer Sotelo – Vocals, Misha Mansoor – Guitars, Jake Bowen – Guitars, Mark Holcomb – Guitars, Adam Getgood – Bass, Matt Halpern – Drums

Photo Gallery

Tour

 

Date

Venue

 Location

Aug 27 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale, PA
Aug 28 Theatre of the Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
Aug 30 Paradise Boston, MA
Aug 31 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Sep 01 Baltimore Sound Stage Baltimore, MD
Sep 24 Krank’d Up Music Festival Alberton, South Africa
Feb 02 Max Watt’s Brisbane West End, Australia
Feb 03 The Metro Sydney Nsw, Australia
Feb 05 170 Russell Melbourne, Australia
Feb 07 Fowlers Adelaide Sa, Australia
Feb 09 Capitol Perth, Australia

Videos

Periphery in Detroit…fast forward to  30 seconds

“Marigold”

 

 

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Danielle Cauley

Danielle Cauley

DETROIT CORRESPONDENT

Danielle is from the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. She has been perusing a career in photography since summer 2015. She hopes to one day travel the world with musicians, captures their moments and memories
Danielle Cauley
About Danielle Cauley (4 Articles)
DETROIT CORRESPONDENT Danielle is from the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. She has been perusing a career in photography since summer 2015. She hopes to one day travel the world with musicians, captures their moments and memories

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