5/11/2016

Sick Puppies Live at Gramercy Theater, NYC 5/09/16

On May 3, 2016 there was a Sick Puppies concert at Gramercy Theater in NYC, that I attended. I had won tickets via a contest ran on the Instagram of Do The Pit. The last time I saw Sick Puppies was back in 2014 on The Hottest Chicks of Hard Rock tour. Since then, though, their former signer Shim Moore is gone. The new signer's name is Bryan Scott. How is he? Well, I am happy to say that he is amazing and more than fills up the big shoes that Moore left behind! Anyway, more on them later.

Let's kick things off with the first band, I saw last night: Hudson. They are a hard rock act from LA and played a good set. Their music is very bluesy and has some good hooks. All, of the band members are extremely talented. This was my first time hearing them, and I quite enjoyed them.
 
 
Up next was Stitched Up Heart. I was super excited to see them again. The last I saw them was last year for a One-Eyed Doll show. Like last time, they played such a kick ass set! They opened up with the hard rocking single "Finally Free" and then preceded to play more songs off of their upcoming album Never Alone. They closed off with their latest single, from that album, "Monster". The band have such an exciting presence onstage that combined with their music really gets an audience pumped. Signer Mixi is not only gorgeous but an awesome, awesome front-woman. 
 
 
 
 
By the way, it was the guitarist, Merritt's (left) birthday!

After they played, they told their fans to meet them by their merch booth. Though, I had met them before, I wanted to stop by and say hi. Mixi is quite honestly one of the sweetest girls anywhere. She is incredibly friendly and down-to-earth. It's awesome the way she treats and talks to her fans. She really cares about them and makes them feel loved. Also, awesome is that she gives a portion of proceeds to help kittens. I decided to get a download of their upcoming album. You should too, and show support for this amazing band. They deserve so much success! Go here to get it: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/stitchedupheart 

Then came Red Sun Rising, and they were fucking awesome!! I had never heard of them before, but holy fuck did these guys ever rock!!! They play some really fucking good and driving music. I kept thinking to myself, "Goddamn! These guys are so fuckin good!" They definitely got themselves a new fan in me!



 
 
 
And, finally it was time for some motherfucking Sick Puppies!!! They opened their most excellent set with "War". From they played some great tunes from all their albums, including "Riptide", "Odd One", and "Gunfight". They, of course, played tracks off of their upcoming release, Fury. These included songs like "Stick To Your Guns" and "Let Me Live". And, let me tell, the new songs fuckin rock!! 

They are so fucking amazing live, so full of energy, vigor, and charisma! As I said earlier, Bryan is a great front-man. He has awesome voice and did a great job at signing the classic and new tracks. I am really pumped for this release! My fears are long fucking gone. The absolutely beautiful Emma Anzai remains a true goddess. She is an incredible bass player and rocks so fucking hard! I love how bangs her head like a maniac onsatge!

After the show, the band graciously met their fans. This was a perfect ending to a great and truly fun rock show. All the acts that I caught were awesome. And, Sick Puppies are truly one of the best live bands around!

 
 
 
 
 

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