Gig Review_ Skillet, Theory of a Deadman, and Saint Asonia at The Rave_Eagles Club in Milwaukee, WI

Evaluation & Digital Photography by Greg Hamil for MPM

One more show, an additional snowy evening in the Midwest. However, absolutely ready to take on the components to see the Rock Rebirth Scenic tour including Frying pan, Concept of a Deadman, and also Saint Asonia at the Eagles Ballroom inside The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin!

Finished in 1927, the Eagles Club was the residence of the Milwaukee branch of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. It included a pool, two-story fitness center, bowling streets, a barber store, and also dining establishment.

Via the years the Eagles Club included artists from the big-band age such as Glenn Miller and also Man Lombardo, in addition to entertainers like Bob Hope and also Red Skelton. It additionally held entertainers from the very early age of rock with the similarity Dion and also the Belmonts.

It additionally held the “Winter months Dancing Event” scenic tour on January 23, 1959 including JP “The Huge Bopper” Richardson, Pal Holly, and also Ritchie Valens; every one of whom passed away 11 days later on in an airplane collision complying with an efficiency in Clear Lake, IA.

Tonight is a home town program for Frying pan and also the group did not let down. Before the program, a “reduced ticket alert” was provided, and also while I do not understand for certain, I make sure by outset this was a sell out! Normally when the very first band takes place, you can anticipate concerning a 1/3 of the group to be in the door, with the remainder flowing in as the evening advances. However this evening, the flooring was practically at complete capability prior to the program also started!

Initially to strike the phase tonight is Saint Asonia. Created in 2015, the band contains previous 3 Days Elegance frontman, Adam Gontier on vocals and also rhythm guitar. His relative, Cale Gontier gets on bass and also support vocals. On drums is Cody Watkins. Generally, Staind guitar player Mike Mushok gets on lead guitar, however as a result of “mitigating scenarios” he is not able to sign up with the band for this scenic tour. In his location is Adelita’s Way/Art of Perishing guitar player Tavis Stanley.

As the lights head out in the sector, the phase is bathed in blue lights as the band gets in. Adam tips up to the microphone and also screams “Hey there Milwaukee!!”. This brings the very first pop from the group that has actually prepared to opt for concerning a hr currently.

The band get into “Better Area” from their 2015 self-titled cd. Cale is lunging around the phase battering out the bass rhythm together with Cody’s exact beat on the drums. Adam’s traditional “scratchy” vocals resemble with the sector, gathering lots of clenched fists and also “evil one horns” airborne. We additionally obtain our very first take a look at Tavis on lead guitar and also he is an ideal substitute for Mike Mushok as he does not miss out on a note.

As the group response passes away out, it is directly right into “Over All of it” from the 2022 EP “Autist”. A slower rhythm with battering bass drums and also an exceptional riff. Cale is still relentlessly leaping and also lunging around the phase. Adam begins playing guitar, however gets hold of the microphone and also begins to stroll per side of the phase to involve the group bringing every person to life once more.

Throwing away no time at all the band relocates straight right into “The Pursued” from the 2019 launch, “Flawed Layout”. This tune was co-written by Adam Gontier, Mike Mushok, Brian Sperber (manufacturer), and also Godsmack singer Sully Erna, that attends entertainer on the cd variation. Lights pulse from purple, to red, to eco-friendly. The tune has a wonderful beat with a rapid bass drum beat and also memorable lead riff that underlies the vocals.

We reach our very first time-out of the collection, while Adam clarifies that he made use of to be in an additional band. As well as prior to he can state that, the group joys louder than they need to this factor. As he introduces that the band he is mentioning is 3 Days Elegance, the group gets back at louder. The very first tune is “Never Far Too Late”. The tune begins with Adam playing the very first notes and also singing the very first couple of words. He tips far from the microphone, and also without missing out on a beat, the group takes control of right approximately the carolers. This attracts a big smile from Adam!

Following is “I Dislike Whatever Regarding You”. If you shut your eyes, you would certainly be repossessed to the magnificence days of 3 Days Elegance. Adams vocals get on factor with Cale backing him up perfectly with the carolers. Tavis’ shouting leads on the guitar resemble with the sector as he guides to and fro.

Adam takes an additional time-out, to clarify that he did vocals on a track with an additional band. Once again the group responds noisally as they understand he is discussing “I Uncommitted” by Apocalyptica. Once more, Adam provides us the very first couple of words and also the group takes control of. As we get to the carolers Cody participates with the sluggish yet solid beat, as Adam and also Cale howl out the carolers. As the tune finishes, they obtain a prolonged action from the group.

Relocating directly right into “Devastate” from the 2022 EP Exhibitionist, we listen to an appealing riff from Tavis, while Adam signs up with on vocals. As it they struck the 2nd knowledgeable Cale and also Cody accompany a rapid hidden beat that thrills the headbangers in the group! Tavis tears every person’s ears off with his most scorching lead solo of the evening.

Adam introduces that they have time for another tune andthanks every person for appearing. Tavis get into the opening riff of “Allow Me Live My Life” which involves an unexpected stop. After a short silence, the band pounds right into the vocals with the hardest beat of the evening! Adam hasn’t shed a little his voice as he shrieks out the vocals as exact as can be. With the last notes, choices and also drumsticks go flying right into the group as they give thanks to every person once again for appearing which attracts a joy from the group that is generally booked for the headliner. I can not wait to see what the remainder of the evening brings!

SETLIST: Better Area– Over All of it– The Pursued– Never Far Too Late– I Dislike Whatever Regarding You– I Do Not Care– Ruin– Allow Me Live My Life

After a brief intermission to reset the phase, it is time for Concept of a Deadman. Created in 1999, the band contains Tyler Connelly on lead vocals and also guitar, Dave Brenner lead guitar, Dean Back on bass guitar, and also Joey Dandeneau on drums and also backing vocals. The band is recognized for its funny and also in some cases ironical verses that produces an enjoyable night as you can laugh and also rock out at the very same time.

Not to let down, the lights lower and also Dave strolls on phase playing the opening riff to “Dinosaur” from their 2023 launch of the very same name. Dean and also Joey participate in with a catch beat that obtain the group headbanging right from the beginning. The songs cuts and also it back to Dave’s riff with Tyler participating on vocals for the opening knowledgeable. Everybody signs up with back in for the carolers as the lights change about from red to yellow to orange with smoke canons going off in between.

Tyler eliminates his trenchcoat and also speak about insane ladies as he transitions right into “Bitch Returned”. Similar to a lot of their tunes, it has an appealing beat with a dark, funny story. Likewise our very first take a look at Joey on backing vocals. It is nearly unfair to call it backing vocals as it approaches a co-vocal component. He is a monster on the drums and also needs to remain in extraordinary form to play the means he does and also still have the ability to sing.

Time to reduce points down a little as the band relocation right into “Not Designed to Be” from the 2008 launch Marks and also Keepsakes. The tune opens up with a wonderful smooth rhythm with a hidden lead riff. Tyler gradually paces to and fro engaging with the group that have their mobile phone out, swing them to and fro and also vocal singing along.

Returning to a little faster speed, however additionally back to the dark wit, Joey plays a little drum riff to lead us right into “Impact” from the 2014 cd Savages. This is an additional to and fro verse in between Tyler and also Joey that is nearly even more of a story than it is a verse. However the groove with which it is played has the group battering clenched fists airborne and also also has a couple of on the brink dance.

Reducing it down once again, we listen to Dave with an electrical acoustic riff to lead us right into “Background of Physical violence” from the 2014’s Claim Absolutely nothing cd. A great sluggish grove, with Dave, Dean, and also Joey all participating with extraordinary consistencies. Tyler has the microphone once again pacing the phase as he leans over to obtain as near to the group as he can. The efficiency is great!

Dave get into a guitar riff that seems like the open up to an old 70s investigative program. Tyler starts fifty percent rapping/half vocal singing the opening verses to “Rescue” from the 2023 Dinosaur cd. With the beat of this tune, the group can not aid however dance along as Tyler nearly bounds to and fro throughout the phase.

Time to reduce it down for a pair tunes, as Tyler speak about the very early days of the band and also among the bands initially strikes, “Santa Monica” from 2005’s Gas. The mobile phone are out completely pressure as Tyler serenades the group with his lulling voice. Mentioning lulling, the following tune is a cover of Chris Isaac’s “Worthless Video game”. Tyler gets on the piano for this and also plays the entire tune solo attracting a big pop from 4,000 solid present.

As the piano is relocated off phase, Dean and also Joey get into a bass and also drum defeat that obtains the entire group slapping along. Dave participates on guitar and also Tyler re-emerges showing off throughout the phase as he starts to sing “Miscreant” from 2011’s The Reality Is …”. Dean involves the front of the phase motivating the group to sing along, while Dave lifts and also down. Joey is insane on the drums battering out the beat and also vocal singing along. The means he tosses himself about the set, it is remarkable he does not harm himself.

Having some enjoyable with the group, the band plays a cover of “Close friends In Reduced Places” that although it is a nation tune, still attracts a large pop from the group. When the tune mores than, Tyler teases the group stating, “joining us on phase currently is Garth Brooks!”. He transforms as if awaiting a person to find out, after that states, “this is humiliating. Among nowadays I am mosting likely to reveal Garth Brooks and also he will really join us”. This attracts giggling and also joy from the group.

Tyler and also Dave start to play and also sing “Angel” from the 2014 cd of the very same name. The sluggish beat has the group swing their arms airborne as white lights swirl with the arenalike a mirror round. Pairs are dancing along as Tyler, et cetera of the band vocalize best consistencies.

Tyler talk with the group once again concerning the everyday nuisances of life. Points that hinder like web traffic, job, partnerships, and so on. He informs the group they created a little tune concerning it as he sings the opening for the 2008 hit “Hate My Life” from the Marks and also Keepsakes cd. Dave and also Dean obtain the group slapping along as Tyler sings a line after that holds the microphone bent on obtain the group to end up the knowledgeable. On the carolers, the noise is roaring as the 4,000+ group all sings together with the band.

” RX (Medicate)” is the following tune up as Tyler whistles the intro like an old western flick. Dave plays the electrical acoustic, while Dean and also Joey back up with a sluggish bluesy beat. Once again, Tyler is vocal singing while nearly telling the verses, while Joey is supporting with extraordinary consistencies.

Tyler introduces there is time for another tune and also many thanks every person for appearing and also requests a round of praise for opener Saint Asonia, and also to allow the following band up, Frying pan to hear them! The last tune of the evening is their blockbuster “Bad Partner” from Marks and also Keepsakes. Dave and also Dean raise and also down with the beat motivating the group to do the very same, while Tyler paces to and fro appealing every person in the front. As the collection ends, the group is freaking out shouting their recognition for the efficiency they simply saw.

SETLIST: Dinosaur– Bitch Returned– Not Designed to Be– Blow– Background of Physical Violence– Rescue– Santa Monica– Worthless Video Game– Miscreant– Pals In Reduced Places– Angel– Dislike My Life– Rx( Medicate)– Poor Partner

Ultimately it is time for the headliner, Frying pan! Tonight is a little a homecoming for prima donna & and also bassist, John Cooper and also his spouse, guitar player and also keyboardist, Korey Cooper. Both coming from neighboring Kenosha, Wisconsin. They are signed up with on phase by lead guitar player, Seth Morrison and also drummer, Jen Journal.

The 4,000+ present revived as the Jen strolls to the front of the phase and also takes a bow prior to climbing up the riser to support the set. The band quickly barges in the battering beat of “Feeling Invicible” from the 2016 cd Let loose. Korey stomping to and fro, while Seth has one foot on the riser, swing his guitar back-and-forth over the group. John impends huge over the group as he vocalize the verses being signed up with by Jen on support vocals.

As the shouting and also praise from the opening numbers passes away out, Korey starts the opening key-board series of “Surge” from the 2013 cd of the very same name. John and also Jen vocalize the verses while the group leaps and also slaps along.

A documented story repeats the audio speaker as the band introduces the open beats of “Making it through the Video game” from the 2022 cd Preeminence. John has actually worn a number of smoke canons on each of his arms and also as the carolers strikes allows a blast out over the group, while much more canons are going off on phase. He takes the canons off after the very first carolers and also starts the extra pound throughout the phase involving the group at every quit. He also quit to lean down and also sing straight at my electronic camera lens!

John takes a min to speak with the group stating the evening is mosting likely to be “Famous”! To which they get into the tune of the very same name. Korey and also Seth crisscross the phase involving the group, while John and also Jen take turns on verses.

The following 2 tunes originated from the 2009 cd Awake. First off is “Awake and also Alive” which includes both John and also Jen on vocals collaborate in best consistency. Next off, Seth lifts on the riser to play the opening riff to “Hero” which additionally includes John and also Jen on vocals. There is no waver in Jen’s voice as she vocalize her verses while battering out the beat.

” Not Gon na Pass away” from the Surge cd is up following as the Korey opens up with a key-board riff that causes a battering beat from Jen, Seth, and also John. The group reveals it recognition with battering clenched fists and also evil one horns lifted airborne.

Seth involves spotlight and also plays a howling riff that leads us right into “Psycho In My Head” from the 2023 launch Preeminence: Day of Fate. A hefty beat that is nearly like a march has the group all entering unison. John jumps his arm over the group in the very same rhythm like a hefty steel creature master.

The group goes definitely insane as the string area signs up with the band onstage as they understand what tune is following. As they opening up notes of “Comatose” from the cd of the very same name hits, the group provides its most significant pop of the evening. So loud, you nearly can not listen to the songs. John ranges from side to side, lifting on risers as he vocalize the verses, motivating the group to obtain louder and also louder.

With a hefty clunk beat from Jen and also John, the band plays “Goal” from the 2019 cd Victorious. John hums a couple of notes at the start and also beginning vocal singing the verses. He backed on the carolers by every person on phase.

The group revives as John reintroduces Adam Gontier to sing the 2nd knowledgeable and also end up the tune out with them.

Seth lifts on the riser once again, while John obtain the group leaping and also slapping once again as they delve into “Beast” from the Awake cd. Korey stomps and also bangs her head with the beat as John obtain the group right into a back-and-forth on the carolers of the tune, in which group happily abides.

The string area signs up with the band onstage once again for an additional tune from the Comatose cd. They delve into “Rebirthing”, which has a slower groove with John’s solid voice growing with the air and also every person else participating on the carolers with best consistencies.

The group boos as John informs them they have time for one last tune. However the boos transform promptly to joys as they play “The Resistance” from the 2016 cd Let loose. John, Korey, and also Seth are all up on risers motivating the group to slap, extra pound clenched fists, and also dive to the beat of the tune.

At the end the praise and also joys are deafening as the group reveals a residence community recognition to Frying pan that as placed on among the far better programs I have actually ever before seen them execute. It was a fantastic evening!!

SETLIST: Feeling Invincible– Surge– Enduring The Video Game– Legendary– Awake and also Alive– Hero– Not Gon na Pass Away– Whispers At Night– Psycho In My Head– Comatose– Goal– Beast– Rebirthing– The Resistance

FRYING PAN 2023 European “Day of Fate Trip” (all days conditional):.

April 14 Manchester, England– Academy.

April 15 London, England– O2 Online Forum.

April 18 Brussels, Belgium– Palais 12.

April 19 Luxembourg– Rockhal.

April 21 Hannover, Germany– Capitol.

April 22 Berlin, Germany– Columbia Halle.

April 24 Hamburg, Germany– Docks.

April 25 Copenhagen, Denmark– Stagebox.

April 27 Warsaw, Poland– COS Torwar.

April 28 Gliwice, Poland Field Gliwice.

April 30 Koln, Germany– Palladium.

May 2 Munich, Germany– TonHalle.

May 3 Zurich, Switzerland– Halle 622.

May 4 Wiesbaden, Germany– Schlachthof.

May 6 Prague, Czech, Republic– Online Forum Karlin.

May 7 Vienna, Austria– Gasometer.

May 8 Budapest, Hungary– Barba Negra.

May 10 Milan, Italy– Alcatraz.

May 11 Stuttgart, Germany– Longhorn.

May 13 Paris, France– Salle Pleyel.

May 14 Tilburg, Holland– O13.

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