On The Squid Life Tour feat. With The Punches, it brought them to Brunswick Zone in Carol Stream, Illinois. With them came supporting act, Carridale. You can check out our review after the break.
Okay, I know it might sound a little bit weird, but this show was at a bowling alley and I’ve got to admit, I dug the vibe! How can you beat bowling, music, arcade, food, and laser tag? You can’t! The show was going on in the “party room” that had a bar in it and the bands were playing on the dance floor, which kinda gave the show an old school VFW vibe.
After all the local bands had finished playing, including my good buddies in Knockout Kid, who actually did an exclusive tour blog for us on their summer tour. They are awesome, so go check them out! But that is beside the point because Carridale took the stage and started rocking everyone’s pants off. Unfortunately, the vocals were hard to hear because the way the room was set up. The guys still got the crowd going with their fast pace pop punk music. The crowd seemed to enjoy all the songs and I even saw a few people buy some merch from them after their set. Props to people supporting touring bands. I definitely want to see this band play a venue where I can hear the vocals clearer.
Now, it was time for With The Punches and I was very happy to see that a bunch of the local band’s fans stayed to watch them. They not only stayed, but they went frickin’ nuts for nearly every song. People in the crowd were jumping on top of each other to try and be able to sing a few lyrics into the microphone. One kid actually climbed up onto a railing and jumped onto the crowd. Good thing nobody got hurt! The band played a mix of new, old and unreleased songs and even announced that after this tour they were going to record their new record. The crowd seemed to be excited about that. I would be lying if I said I didn’t have fun watching some awesome pop punk bands rock out all night long!
Information about the review…
Tour: The Squid Life Tour feat With The Punches
Reviewer: Joshua Weidling
Bands: With The Punches and Carridale
Date: September 10, 2011
Venue: Brunswick Zone in Carol Stream, IL