Story and Photos: Jade Brayton ()
Silverstein performed at The Crofoot for the 10 year anniversary tour of their album, Discovering the Waterfront. They were joined by four other bands: Beartooth, Hands Like Houses, Major League and My Iron Lung.
The lead vocalist of Major League, Brian Joyce, summed the tour up perfectly by saying, “Every one of these bands on this tour has a different sound to them and that’s what makes this tour so incredible.”
My Iron Lung and Major League are both new and upcoming bands, with a similar sound of a modern punk-rock. Hands Like Houses is an Australian post-hardcore band with an almost electronic sound to them, thanks to the keyboard. Vocalist Trenton Woodley can SANG.
Then there’s Beartooth, a hardcore band who can be a little overwhelming if you aren’t used to the hardcore scene. But overall, they put on a sick performance that anyone could appreciate. Just stay out of the pit.
When Silverstein’s backdrop was revealed, the crowd went crazy. And when the band arrived onstage, they went even crazier. In fact, this is not only the 10-year anniversary of one of the greatest Silverstein albums, but also their 15th year of being a band; a major feat for a band of this genre.
Silverstein began by playing some songs old and new, and even debuted a song called “Midwestern State of Emergency.” The song was written about Michigan vocalist Shane Told said, who also claimed that Michigan has always been one of his favorite places to perform. The band then epically unveiled another backdrop, which happened to be the cover for Discovering the Waterfront. They played their 11-song soundtrack in order, and every song sounded just like the ones fans have been listening to ten years. The best and craziest cuts were the fan favorites; “Smile In Your Sleep,” “My Heroine,” and an acoustic version of “Call It Karma.”
It was incredible how phenomenal Silverstein still is, after being around for 15 years. They sounded just as impressive as they do on record. Seeing the pure happiness on their faces performing a sold out show indicated how much their fans mean to them, but the fans were equally as pleased.