Written on April 3, 2011 – 10:38 pm | by Jaxon Hallahan
Part One Of My Live Music Weekend- Braveyoung
Published: Tuesday, April 05, 2011, 5:52 PM
Share So Saturday night I went into New York City to see Between The Buried and Me‘s lead singer Thomas Giles perform his solo album in its entirety at Santos’ House Party in New York City. I originally thought I’d publish one review of the concert in it’s entirety, but I feel like covering each band (that I enjoyed) individually would serve to get my point across better and maybe give each a little free publicity. Everyone wins! There’s going to be Braveyoung and Thomas Giles from Saturday, and then a bunch more from Sunday… so stay tuned throughout the week.
So now on to the band of the day, Braveyoung.
Braveyoung are a self proclaimed punk band out of Greensboro, North Carolina, but genres don’t adequately describe what I heard on Saturday night. Braveyoung create an undeniably dark sound that feels a little bit like Godspeed You! Black Emperor, but without the strings and plus the part where I’m interested in what they’re doing. From two guitars and a bass that sounded like a freight train about to destroy the entire building, to apocalyptic chimes that seemed to usher in ominous storm clouds, right down to the percussion that included an entire drum kit and timpani, Braveyoung really didn’t leave any area unexplored for their live sound. What really impressed me was the fact that they could pull it off the most massive sound I’ve ever heard in my life with so little people on stage. Closing my eyes for just a second, the drone seemed so much larger than life and embodied such a frequency range that it just didn’t seem possible to be coming from two guitars. It didn’t hit me so much as it did wash over me and constantly try to drown me, and as if the colossal sound wasn’t enough from just the two guitars, the rest of the band would kick in from time to time and reign down such an audible destruction that I implore you to experience this for yourself. Even if you’re not into this kind of music, just go as a music fan; you’re in for one hell of a show. Unfortunately they ran out of time when I saw them and got shut down mid-song, but it’s definitely an excuse to have to go see them again.
So if you couldn’t tell, I think Braveyoung is awesome, and so should you! Check them out on , surf for some really cool photography, a few tunes, and obviously their upcoming tour dates. While you’re there, grab yourself one of their releases! Or grab it on iTunes… either way, make it yours.
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