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returntothepit >> discuss >> Sold out Only Living Witness show tonight by the_reverend on Jun 21,2008 6:15pm
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toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Jun 21,2008 6:15pm
I'm heading out in a few.

toggletoggle post by badsneakers at Jun 21,2008 6:34pm
sweet you got a ticket?!

I went last week and will be there again tonight

toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Jun 21,2008 6:36pm
I'm all set to shoot it.

toggletoggle post by badsneakers at Jun 21,2008 6:39pm

toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Jun 21,2008 6:41pm
actually, the best thing about this show is that I will be getting some RWR music for my radio show.

toggletoggle post by badsneakers at Jun 21,2008 6:54pm
nice the disc is awesome!

toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Jun 21,2008 9:09pm
i got that, the formcide reissue, and frank white.

toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Jun 21,2008 9:48pm
bury the needle: every time i see them, they play a similar high energy set. Doesnt matter how many people are there watching. When they started, it was all just familiar faces in the crowd. As they finished, maybe 1/3 of the sound out crowd was there. im surprised they are playing before hackman.

toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Jun 21,2008 10:45pm
This whole place smells like farts. It usually smells like raw sewage so that's something different.

hackman: oh man! I was thinking of another band. This is the guy that used to run obriens, darrly. I didnt recognize him with glasses on. Then it hit me. They played all new songs (at least to me), but i guess some were more new than others. They played most their new stuff cause they have a new CD coming out. more people were here for them, but the room still looks empty so i did my best not to accentuate that.

the room

toggletoggle post by goatcatalyst   at Jun 22,2008 12:09am
Touch my tooter, Rev.

toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Jun 22,2008 2:50am

toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Jun 22,2008 3:36pm
deadbird: when a band says "this our last song" and they still have 20 minutes left to their set. That's either a really bad thing or a really good thing. In the case of these southern rockers, i would vote good thing. They filled the remaining time with a song that flew by.

toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Jun 22,2008 3:45pm
Only Living Witness: time and place, time and place. These guys are from the long long ago time and the music completely falls in that pre-nu-metal heavy metal rock that you probably had to be there to get into. I was "there" in the age sense (though probably 1-2 years to young to have seen most of their show driving-wise). Even with years on not singing like that jonah is able to still nail it. Everyone up there seemed like they were absolutely raging on a natural high. I mean raging. The crowd was having the time of their lives (or the second time since this is the second reunion show), too. It took under 20 minutes for those raging old school metalheads to get the place hot enough for a bead of sweat to make it from my sholders to crack in one free fall. By 35 minutes into their set, that bead was now an ever flowing river of sweat. At that point, i decided to slink back and wait for the crowd to get massively disgusting before i shot more.
Some guy with out long hair had the urge to headbang with long hair so bad that he lifted a girl up in front of him to head bang for him. Also, the drummer stopped at one point and ate an apple? Wut? They ended the set with a cover, but then came back out apologizing that they didnt know any other songs... So they played their first song again, december. Good bye once again to boston.
There are 2 types of people mad about this show happening. The first are people that wanted to get in, but it was sold out. The other are ones who are pissed that the 13 yearold and faded OLW shirt is back and available for purchase.

toggletoggle post by Grizloch   at Jun 22,2008 4:44pm
show ruled wicked hard, olw was better this week I think, although they were amazing last week, the drummer seemed slightly less into it, but jonah and the guitarist did more jumping kick things than henry rollins on coke, they didnt play any covers last week so that was a plus for this show too, I talked to Jonah after the show and gave him some dvds from last week, super nice guy, I had never seen them before the reunion shows (I was 8 when they broke up...), but I was surprised how close to the cds they sounded, especially the singing, definitely one of my favorite bands ever

Deadbird was way better than I expected them to be, really sludgy doomy stuff, I will definitely check them out again if they ever come to my neck of the woods, I regret not taping their set, oh well

I missed the first two bands because I was walking around Harvard and the greater Cambridge area being a tourist and searching high and low for a chinese restaurant... we found out when we got back to the venue at 9:30 that there was one literally right next store... live and learn

toggletoggle post by rev at Jun 22,2008 7:08pm
jonah rules. check out his other band raw war radar, they are awesome. very different, but that dude definitely does it for the love of music.

toggletoggle post by ThirdKnuckle  at Jun 22,2008 7:31pm
Grizloch said[orig][quote]
the drummer seemed slightly less into it,

Eric has severe Carpal Tunnel; he told me today that was his time playing drums for a long time...

toggletoggle post by Grizloch   at Jun 22,2008 9:17pm
Raw Radar War is huge tits, I'd really like to see them come to albany

Eric was still awesome, he's a great drummer, I'm just saying he had less energy than last week (which was intense)

toggletoggle post by Mess at Jun 23,2008 7:08am
fuck... i missed deadbird. those guys crush.

toggletoggle post by metalandy31 at Jun 28,2008 3:24pm
absolutly amazing just like they were way back in the day. they didn't miss a step! so good!!!! we really needed this. everyone was having the best time. just good old school dancing with nobody getting killed. alot of smiles!!!! whats next cast iron hike? lets hope so!

toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Jun 28,2008 3:28pm
yeah, that would be cool. they could do a show with ignite.

toggletoggle post by puckymup at Jun 28,2008 3:40pm
Dream bill: Only Living Witness, Maelstrom & Wargasm. Pre-1995 metal will always rule!

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