Saturday, April 17, 2010

Photos: Thieves at Emo's [April 11]

I hadn't heard of the locally based Thieves going into this show, but I was pleasantly surprised. They were opening for touring ska/punk veterans Authority Zero and Voodoo Glow Skulls, both of whom I was shooting for other publications. Thieves had the youthful exuberance and showmanship you'd expect from bands that use words like "punk" or "-core" anywhere in their bio. Their sound was like early 2000s Austin pop-punk (Cruiserweight, Dynamite Boy) mixed with the double-kick pedals and broootal breakdowns you hear in metalcore. If you're not into pop-punk or anything Alt Press-ish, then obviously you can skip this recommendation. But if your tastes hover in the direction of heavy yet melodic, you should check this band out. For their age (half of them were under 21), this is a pretty solid band.

You can view more photos from this set on my Facebook page.

All photos by Ajay Miranda.

File Under: Thieves, Emo's