The Struts’ Winter North American Tour 2016 – GALLERY + REVIEW The Struts’ Winter North American Tour 2016 – GALLERY + REVIEW
The Struts brought their winter North American tour through Rochester, NY recently with Holy White Hounds and Cemetery Sun. You can check out our... The Struts’ Winter North American Tour 2016 – GALLERY + REVIEW

The Struts brought their winter North American tour through Rochester, NY recently with Holy White Hounds and Cemetery Sun. You can check out our review and photos from the show, after the break.

The English Rock band, The Struts, came through Rochester on December 10 to play a show at The Basement at The Main Street Armory, while on tour with Holy White Hounds and Cemetery Sun.

First up was Cemetery Sun, from Sacramento, CA, who released their self titled EP back in November. I thought their set was awesome. Their music has a unique, light alternative pop feel, with amazing vocals from frontman, Josh Doty. Their energy and flow, against simple production and the crowd holding up their phones’ lights gave the set a really interesting feel.

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Next up was Holy White Hounds. The band opened up with their well known song, “Switchblade,” a slower, grungier sound but with a really cool electronic element to it. Their set was robust, yet laid back. Great for the alt rock fans.

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The Struts went on around 9:45, starting with “Put Your Hands Up,” and “Times Are Changing.” The crowd erupted in song as The Struts played “Could Have Been Me,” (which topped Spotify’s viral chart upon its release) against beaming lights, a really great setup. It was so cool to see and photograph a band that’s been killing it as much them, having opened up for The Rolling Stones, and Mötley Crüe, especially in a venue holding less than 1,000 people. That’ll probably be among the last times they play such an intimate show. I have a great deal of respect for bands like them keeping with that classic rock sound and aesthetic alive and still being able to switch it up a bit with electronic elements. Overall, I highly recommend checking them out if they come through your city. Great, great, great show put on by all.

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Information about this review/gallery:
Bands – The Struts, Holy White Hounds, Cemetery Sun
Reviewer/Photographer – Daniel Finkelstein
Date – December 10, 2016
Venue – Main Street Armory in Rochester, NY

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I'm the owner & founder of Digital Tour Bus. I started the company in my dorm room during my freshman year of college. I have a degree in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Outside of music and going to concerts, I'm a big fan of stand-up comedy, playing board games, trying the most amazing unhealthy food, and watching really mediocre comedy tv shows.