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Architects, The Ghost Inside, Every Time I Die and Hundredth @ The TLA.

December 16, 2014

Architects6Text and images by Erin Marhefka.

The hardcore kids gathered at the TLA on Sunday for a night of head banging and moshing. To many people’s dismay, the original openers, Backtrack, dropped the tour for personal reasons right before the show.

Hundredth started the show with “Carry On,” from their 2011 album Let Go. The band pumped everyone up with their classic quick rhythm and lead singer Chadwick Johnson spent a lot of time in the security pit, singing with the fans against the barricade.

Brighton, England-based Architects followed and crowdsurfers began to flood the barriers and mosh pits started to form. The band opened with “Gravedigger,” off of their newest record Lost Forever // Lost Together. They played a majority of their songs from the new album, including “C.A.N.C.E.R,” “Naysayer” and “Dead Man Talking.” Lead singer Sam Carter even let some of the crowdsuffers sing into the mic. Carter admitted to having a migraine, though the performance was not hindered by his ailment. Architects were intense, insane and entertaining.

Every Time I Die were next up with an 18 song long setlist. They kept the crowd hyped and engaged the entire time. Moshing, circle pits and crowdsurfing were in abundance. The band members jumped, spun and stomped around the stage.

In the middle of the chaos, someone threw a dollar coin on stage. Singer Keith Buckley picked it up and joked, “This is why you should be in a band. To reap these benefits.”

They ended their set with “Moor,” which made everyone in the crowd collectively yell “Oh shit!”

The Ghost Inside closed the show, starting off with “Avalanche,” off the new album Dear Youth. Sticking mainly to their older songs, the guys put on an amazing, high-energy performance. Near the end of the show, singer Jonathon Vigil talked about the amazing people that he and the rest of the band had met through their years of being a band.

“The best part, by far, is the relationships made,” he said.

He then brought friend Sara Lewis on stage. Her boyfriend, Dustin Wallace, then went on stage and proposed. The crowd went wild as Dustin yelled, “She said yes!”

The band ended with a two-song encore, including their ever-popular “Engine 45.”

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