Set It Off and Divided By Friday’s co-headline U.S. tour was at Penny Road Pub in Barrington, IL recently and we had a chance to attend the show to write a review. Check out our review after the break.
Penny Road Pub from an outside seems like a biker bar and that is true, but they do host some of the best national acts and local bands around. On Friday, April 27th, Set It Off and Divided By Friday took the stage to make it a memorable night. The basement of the venue was packed with kids eager to listen to some awesome music.
Divided By Friday is pop/rock band from Greensboro, North Carolina and are signed to Hopeless Records. They played a 5 song set, which the crowd and myself seemed to enjoy. The set started off with “Prove It” followed by “Growing Up”, which was my favorite song of the set. The blend of the two voices in this song really caught my attention. The next song of their set was “The Dark Passenger”. For some reason, this song reminded me of The Darkness, which is definitely a good thing. I wonder if anyone else out there feels the same way? The fifth song of their set was “Disappoint” and then they closed with “Lost in Limbo”. When their set was over, I was left wanting more. That is something I don’t feel very often these days.
The headliner of the show was ready to take the stage and they go by the name, Set It Off. The band is from Tampa, Florida and is currently signed to Equal Vision Records. I’ve seen this band a few times, so I had a good idea of what I was in for. What I was in for was a set full of energy and excitement since these dude rock hard!
At this point in the show, everyone in attendance started to make their way to the front of the room making, which made for an awesome dance party at times. One thing that NEVER disappoints about this band is that the frontman, Cody Carson, is absolutely insane on stage. His stage presence is something you don’t see too often these days. He puts his heart and soul into his performance and the crowd seemed to feed off of his energy. Some of the songs making of their set included “Tragedy”, “Breathe” and their slower track “Missing You”. The crowd even got a little treat when the band covered My Chemical Romance’s “I’m Not Okay, I Promise”, which fits the band perfectly. The band closed their set with “Horrible Kids”, which is the title track off of their EP.
At the end of the show, I was very satisfied with the night. I definitely recommend checking out both Set It Off and Divided By Friday. They are both hard-working bands that are also talented musicians. I promise you won’t regret it!
Information about the review…
Tour: Set It Off / Divided By Friday Spring US Tour
Bands: Set It Off and Divided By Friday
Reviewer: Michaela Kramer
Date: April 27, 2012
Venue: Penny Road Pub in Barrington, IL