By: Amanda Caines
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Maria Brink and her musical compatriots from In This Moment brew the perfect storm of heavy music, stage theatrics and shock-rock tactics to make them one of the United States’ most talked about acts in mainstream rock. Recently signed to Century Media records, In This Moment pens lyrics for their hard rock singles that really push the envelope, like their most recent single “Sex Metal Barbie” from their 2015 album Black Widow which is tearing up satellite radio right now. Brink is known for calling it like she sees it and being unashamedly herself despite harsh criticism from outsiders, and her strong persona is very apparent when she commands the entire venue from the stage. If there is a best time to catch her and In This Moment on their way to the top, it is now. The other acts on the tour have a great deal of energy and buzz about them as well, which makes this a best bet for a summer Sunday show. Being a band from Anchorage, Alaska, it makes sense that 36 Crazyfists, boasts branded hockey gear and their own beer brew. Supporting the band’s 2015 album Time and Trauma, their first in five years, which offers brooding-but-heartfelt tunes that helped the band heal through very dark personal times and a near break-up, 36 Crazyfists promises a powerful performance.
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Iceberg-rockers, The Defiled, bring “Middle Finger Metal” from across the pond. Never too serious and always on point to amuse fans, the video for their song “Infected” features Lego versions of the band, allegedly because of an odd intraband activity according to keyboardist “The AvD.” With their penchant for crazy stunts and an explosive stage presence, the band fits in perfectly with this show’s lineup.
Philly-based, tattooed poster-boys for mainstream hard rock, Everlit, will open the show with tunes from their June-released Renovate EP. Since the guys from the band are big fans of 36 Crazyfists, being on this tour has to be a fanboy’s dream for them, and that excitement will almost definitely come through in the stage show.
From avant-garde stunts to fanboy dreams-come-true, this show promises to be power-packed with hard rock goodness and tons of new music at Music Farm Columbia. Even for those on the fence about hard rock, the stage show and antics alone make this a sure bet for entertainment.
Want to go?
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30
All ages welcome
Tickets are $23 in advance or $25 day-of-show.
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