The Strand in Providence, RI ignites as Escape the Fate and friends take the stage for a night of fierce rock energy. Brace for an unforgettable sonic journey!”
The first band of the evening was a rap rock artist from Los Angeles Garzi. Growing up he wanted to go into acting and theatre but as he got older that dream changed into music. He went to college and after a few years realized it wasnt for him. He came home and started tinkering with music again.
In 2017 he uploaded his first song “Bury Me in Designer.” He had his breakout song “Demonstrate,” which got him into music full time.
As soon as he hit the stage the fans were cheering. He came on stage to “Mess,” then continued into “Demonstrate.” The fans loved hearing his old music and then some of his newer songs. He had a short set but it was filled with energy, carism, and great vocals. The fans enjoyed his set which had him opening and closing with the same song. If you have a chance to check him out you need to.
Next up was American Rock band from Las Angeles CA, Stitched Up Heart. The band was started by lead vocalist Alecia “Mixi” Demner. The band consists of Mixi on lead vocals, James Decker on drums, Merritt Goodwin on lead guitar, and Randy Mathis on lead guitar and backup vocals. Through the years the band has had many member changes and these are the current members. In 2015 the band released “Finally Free,” which was number 19 on Americas Rock and Radio Chart. Their next single “Monster” was released in 2016. In 2017 the band released their album Never Alone. which debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Music Charts. In 2019 the band released the song “Lost” from their second album Darkness.
The band took to the stage and was welcomed by cheers and standing ovation from the crowd. The fans were screaming and cheering as they entered the stage.
Through their set they played a mix of songs between their older stuff and the new stuff that the fans knew and loved. The fans were loving “Mixi” and were trying to get a glimpse of her live on stage. The band put on an amazing performance and showed how talented and supported this band is. If you have a chance to check them out if they are playing near you please do. They are a great band to see live.
The next band up for the evening was Alternative/Indie Rock band Point North. They consist of lead singer Jon Lundin, guitarist Andy Hersey, drummer Sage Weeber. They have a new album out called Prepare For Despair. Their latest single off their new album “Psycho.”
They came out on stage with tons of energy and the fans were cheering and screaming. They got the fans on their feet after a few songs.
They started their set with “Ghost In My Home.” They continued their set with “Below The Belt,” “Gasoline,” and a cover of Nothing Nowhere “Hammer.” The crowd was loving their new songs. They were singing and cheering and having a good time.
They closed their set with another song off their new album “Safe and Sound,” “Dark Days,” and “Into The Dark.” If you have a chance to see them you should see them. They put on a great show.
The next band of the evening was American Hard Core band from Los Angeles, CA. D.R.U.G.S (Aka Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows Us)
From the moment they took the stage, the energy in the venue was palpable, as fans eagerly anticipated the band’s long-awaited return. The setlist was a masterful blend of their signature hits and newer material, showcasing their evolution as musicians.
Vocalist Craig Owens commanded the stage with raw intensity, his voice effortlessly shifting from hauntingly melodic to fiercely powerful. The band’s chemistry was undeniable, each member locked into a seamless groove that propelled the music forward. Guitarists Matt Good and Nick Martin unleashed a barrage of riffs that resonated through the venue, while bassist Adam Russell and drummer Aaron Stern provided a rock-solid foundation.
Highlights included an emotionally charged rendition of “If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is” and a blistering performance of “Graveyard Dancing” that had the crowd in a frenzy. D.R.U.G.S’ Providence show was a triumphant return, reminding us all why they remain a force to be reckoned with in the post-hardcore scene.
The final band to hit the stage was American Rock Band from Las Vegas, NV Escape The Fate. They released their single “H8 Myself ” in Jan of 2023. Two months later, on 31 March 2023, another single called “LOW” was released followed by “Cheers to Goodbye” featuring Spencer Charnas from the band Ice Nine Kills on June 30. They just released their newest album Out of The Shadows Sept 2023.
Their performance was a high-octane thrill ride that ignited the stage with unbridled energy. Taking the audience on a sonic journey, they seamlessly blended old classics with fresh tracks, showcasing their evolution in the rock scene.
Frontman Craig Mabbitt’s vocals were a powerhouse, effortlessly switching between searing screams and soulful melodies.
Guitarists Kevin “Thrasher” Gruft and Thomas “TJ” Bell unleashed a torrent of electrifying riffs, their fretwork a testament to their technical prowess. The rhythm section, comprised of bassist Erik Jensen and drummer Robert Ortiz, delivered a thunderous backbone that kept the momentum relentless.
The setlist was a rollercoaster of emotions, with anthems like “This War Is Ours” and “One for the Money” sending shockwaves through the venue. A poignant acoustic rendition of “Picture Perfect” provided a tender moment, showcasing the band’s dynamic range. The crowd’s fervor reached its peak during the encore, as they belted out every word to “Situations.”
Escape the Fate’s Providence show was a masterclass in rock performance, leaving an indelible mark on the audience. It was a night of unbridled passion, reaffirming their status as stalwarts of the genre.