TVD Live: The Favorite Gentlemen Tour at Reggies Rock Club, 8/17

By Allison Staulcup

The Favorite Gentlemen Tour stopped by Reggie’s Rock Club on Friday bringing with them four bands with a lot of rock and diversity.  The tour featured All Get Out, Harrison Hudson, Death on Two Wheels, and Junior Astronomers. 

Each of the label’s bands brought something new and held their own on stage, making for an exciting and engaging night.  The bands showed camaraderie by exchanging band members and sticking around for each other’s sets providing cheers and singing along.

Junior Astronomers took the stage first with their energetic sound.  The lead singer, Terrence Richard, took use of every inch of the stage dancing around as his voice gave power to the lyrics.  Junior Astronomers bring the fast-paced tempo of punk and top it with raw rock making for a sound that gets the crowd moving.  They are currently offering their latest EP, “I Just Want to Make a Statement,” free on Bandcamp.

Next up was Death on Two Wheels, bringing with them their own lighting to set the mood.  The band was basked in a yellow glow creating the perfect ambiance for their vintage rock.  They provided a throwback sound to the classic rock of the seventies, but with a new sense of urgency and force.  Filled with guitar solos and intense vocals, Death on Two Wheels played a non-stop set of music from their full-length album, Separation of Church and Fate.

Harrison Hudson revived rock and roll with their short and sweet love songs.  Their catchy choruses with make-you-swoon lyrics gave remembrance to the fifties soda shop days, but with a new modern spirit.  With amusing banter and infectious melodies Hudson’s performance captured the audience’s attention.  Harrison Hudson’s latest album, American Thunder is currently available on colored 12” vinyl.

All Get Out started off with a bang playing many of their more familiar songs and bringing the crowd up to the front of the stage.  Lead singer, Nathan Hussey’s voice started off gentle and then brought impressive dynamics as he beautifully roared the lyrics.  Occasionally he stepped away from the microphone to let his voice do all the work and there were no disappointments as his passion carried through the club.

The band worked together through the performance, turning to one another during instrumental moments to jam and truly looked like they enjoyed playing… especially with each other.  All Get Out takes indie rock and makes it more complex with layered sounds and an array of tempos.  Each song presents an opportunity to gain a new fan and they did just that.  All Get Out’s current album, The Season, is available as a double record on orange vinyl.

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