Photos and Review by Leigha Kristina
Legendary Canadian post-hardcore band Silverstein took The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware, by storm on April 5th. The sold-out show drew quite a large crowd, packing the 1,100-capacity venue by showtime!
The night began with a performance from One Step Closer, a melodic hardcore band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Their set started promptly at 7PM, kicking into their song, Dark Blue. Released last year on their EP, Songs for the Willow, the song was well received by the crowd. The room was buzzing with energy through the rest of their set, with fans singing along and moshing. Gaining popularity in the scene, these guys are certainly on a path to victory. The next act to take the stage was SeeYouSpaceCowboy. As another act that’s been quite hot in the scene as of late, the crowd went WILD for the talented San Diego hardcore group. Named after an end card in the popular 90s anime Cowboy Bebop, the band hit the stage to Tank!, the theme song from the show. This got the crowd amped for the set, because even if they didn’t know the group, there’s a good chance they recognized the familiar theme song. Lead singer, Connie Sgarbossa, bounced from place to place all over the stage, letting out fierce screams and encouraging those in the crowd to join in. The band played lots of fan favorites, like Misinterpreting Constellations, Armed With Their Teeth, and 911 Call: “Help I've Overdosed on Philosophy!” SeeYouSpaceCowboy have just finished recording their third studio album, hopefully, due out before the end of the year.
Dayseeker followed SeeYouSpaceCowboy, and boy, they were a force to be reckoned with. Take one look around the room, and you'll see Dayseeker merch left and right. The band has gained loads of traction over the last few years, especially so after the release of their fifth studio album, Dark Sun, last November. They kicked off their set with a performance of their song, Dreamstate, and the crowd absolutely lost all control. Voices were screaming the lyrics right back at Dayseeker’s extremely talented vocalist Rory Rodriguez. The band played other songs like Burial Plot, Sleeptalk, and Crying While You’re Dancing, which had a few fans in the crowd doing just that. The stage was mostly lit with beautiful blue and pink lighting that was sure to create an atmospheric experience for all concertgoers.
Last but certainly not least, Silverstein dominated the stage. There was not a moment of rest in the room as the band entered. They started with their well-loved song, Ultraviolet, from their latest release, Misery Made Me. Over the last 23 years, Silverstein has built an incredibly dedicated fanbase that has supported them on their journey. With fans old and new gathering at The Queen, they helped create a night to remember for not only themselves but the band as well. The crowd was singing loudly with Shane Told, Silvertstein’s lead vocalist. His energy on the stage helped keep the energy up in the room, keeping fans on their toes, and moshers circling in the pit. Silverstein played a good mix of old and new songs, with legendary favorites like Massachusetts, The Afterglow, and My Heroine. After 18 songs, it seemed like the crowd still wanted more, cheering and chanting even after the rockers left the stage.
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