|Waiting for Highly Suspect|
There were people waiting for the Boardwalk's
doors to open, at 5.30 p.m. The posted time for doors was 6.30, but it didn't happen until after 7.30, and by that time, the line was weaving its way around the Boardwalk's
parking lot, and down the street. Inside, despite the temperate evening, the A/C was set to Arctic Blast, and if, like me, you forgot to bring your hoodie, ski suit and mittens, you didn't really warm up until Highly Suspect began to play.
|Johnny Stevens, Highly Suspect|
This threesome from the east coast (originally from Cape Cod, now based in Brooklyn, New York twin brothers Rich and Ryan Meyer and best friend Johnny Stevens), have had a successful year since we saw them here at Aftershock
; two Grammy nominations, one for their first full-length album, Mister Asylum
, and one for the single, Lydia, taken from the album
and if you haven't seen the video, you need to
|Highly Suspect, The Boardwalk, Orangevale|
Recently releasing a new single, My Name Is Human
, from the upcoming new album, The Boy Who Died Wolf (you can preorder it now, expected release is November)
, the band is seeing a good level of much-deserved radio play.
The live show covers, of course, their best-known songs, including Bath Salts, Lydia, My Name is Human, Serotonia. Mom--already heartbreaking on record--is soul-crushing and hypnotic, live. The show, and the band's repertoire, includes influences from blues to punk to seventies rock (not forgetting a drum solo), and demonstrates, yet again, just how musically-together and talented these guys are. Really excellent musicians... and something really special.
The Highly Suspect tour continues throughout October and into November
throughout the USA--and then, a couple of dates in the UK! Don't miss them!!!
|Johnny Stevens, vocals and guitar, Highly Suspect|
I think we'll be hearing a lot more from Highly Suspect. Did you preorder the next album yet
More photos in the Highly Suspect photo gallery: click here
(there are also photos from Aftershock, too). The lighting on Saturday at the Boardwalk was very, very low... they are what they are.
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