The Guys of Rock Band, Say Anything, Continuously Deliver Albums Filled With Fast, Angry and Witty Tracks!
Posted On 28 Jul 2014
On Thursday, July 24th, the five-piece rock band, Say Anything headlined a packed show at the Hollywood venue, the Fonda Theater.
Hailing from Los Angeles, these guys have been gracing the music world with honest and witty tracks since around 2001. Since its initial formation, the band has a long list of ex-members that have revolved around the very talented front-man, Max Bemis.
Say Anything is touring in support of their new album Hebrews. The show was a total adrenaline rush from the get-go with Max Bemis running around the stage nonstop. He was wearing a shirt that said “I need coffee,” but it seemed like he’d had more than enough already!
For someone like me who generally enjoys the tamer shows, I can’t deny that this was a very fun band to watch.
The passion and dedication of the young fans at the front row who had been there hours before the band’s actual set time made sense. It was a show worth coming out and lining up early for. You could tell that the crowd was made up of mostly diehard fans.
I chatted with a few devout fans and they expressed loving that Say Anything were playing a mix of tracks from every album. Everyone in the audience was brought together in satisfaction because everyone’s favorite album was represented in the set list.
Max Bemis commented over and over again about the awesomeness of the crowd and how cool it was to have everyone singing along. At one point he said, “We keep making eye contact and it’s NEVER weird.” And it truly never was throughout the night.
Some favorites they played were from In Defense of the Genre (“This Is F*cking Ectasy” and “Surgically Removing the Tracking Device”), Is A Real Boy (“The Writhing South,” “Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too”), and Say Anything (“Cemetery,” “Do Better,” and “She Won’t Follow You”). They mixed in songs from their most recent album Hebrews as well, which the audience appreciated just as much.
The show ended with Bemis and another band member taking turns diving into the audience into the well-placed mosh pit!