La Dispute, The Menzingers, And Plague vendor played The Varsity Theater on September 15.
The First band that was up that night at the Varsity Theater was Plague Vendor. I had no idea what I was going into. I never heard of them nor have i heard any of their music. I felt like i got punched in the face when they started to play. Strait up old school rock n roll. I can’t remember the last time I saw a lead singer get that much into their music. The man would go from looking like he’s making some rock love to the mic to dancing on stage like mick jagger. With occasionally pulling his shirt over his head and signing through his shirt. The guitarist was grooving out next to him and the bassist rocking the hell out on the other side., with the drumming bashing away in the back.
Second band on the bill was the Menzingers. Personally this is the band I went to go see. I was not disappointed at all! They came on stage and was hooked right away. With duel vocals hitting you left and right. Of course the crowd was pumped they starting jumping and pits formed. I must say I have never seen so many people in a mosh pit with a smile on their face. It was an awesome feeling to have at a concert. They pulled everyone in the room into an awesome punk rock family. I always think its interesting to have your vocalist play guitar and sing. Not giving much to do but stand there and sing, but with having two vocalist, it gave them room to jump around have have fun while the other was singing.
Last of the night was La Dispute. I’ve only heard a couple of their songs before going in. The band was loud and gave you all the rock you needed to fill for the rest of the night. They filled the stage up with members not giving them to much room to move around but they made up with good tunes. Overall La Dispute was good but The Menzingers stole the show with rock jams like “I Don’t Want To Be An Asshole Anymore” & “In Remission”. With Plague Vendor opening this is definitely a tour you want to hit up!