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Against Me!


Santa Cruz CA.

August 19, 2014

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by A bomb

This was probably my 10th time seeing AM! I've seen them way back when Warren was drumming, etc. etc. But this is my first time seeing them without Tom fronting. You will not be dissapointed with Laura though. This tour is not as exuberant as other tours have been. Laura seems too be a little timid and it is weird not seeing James playing bass (is it james or andrew that was the bassist? I get them mixxed up.) Anyways you need to know that the only part of the band that remains the same from last time I saw them was the two guitarists laura and andrew.  The new members do an adequate job but something is missing. The set list is quite new and they even did a cover. I was pretty dissapointed because im not a huge fan of the new album. But they did play, pints of guiness, turn those clapping hands...,don't lose touch, and of course the standard encore/closing song. But the vast majority of songs was from white crosses or transgender blues. I had a good time and Against Me! Always puts on an entertaining show but I dont think AM will be around as a group much longer. Things are just too differnt I think Laura will probably go solo. The chemistry just isnt as strong and Laura seems to be going in a very different direction. If you havent seen AM previously you missed a beautiful thing. But I think its the end of an era, even the crowd was a little subdued, maybe alot of them are new to the band? Anyways its cool to see the tom to Laura transformation and they still play some great songs but dont expect to hear much from anything before New Wave. But this might be your last chance, so go and see them before you regret it.

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