In a galaxy far, far away …okay, not that far, far, far away …there was an music adventure, blogspot readers. For SouthSide, it was a galactic experience, which included many months of nagging and stalking a particular band to perform.
And guess what? Her ‘hard’ work and efforts paid off.
Yes, blogspot readers, SouthSide is the ultimate Star Wars nerd …she has been one before it was fashionably cool to be a fanboy/girl after growing within the generation that watched the original trilogy (Episodes IV – VI) on the big screen. The prequels (Episodes I – III) and Rogue One totally re-ignited the Star Wars franchise for the next generation and beyond. Episode VII, to be honest, was this reviewer’s biggest disappointment. In her opinion, the movie seemed rushed and confusing.
Enter Galactic Empire. This Star Wars-themed, cosplay metal band took over
’s Cobra Lounge for one awesome one-night only performance
that included other rockin’ acts Luca, Guardrail and Dangerkids – currently sharing the tour bill with Galactic Empire as they invade the Chicago on their "We Got Company US Tour
2017". SouthSide highly recommends checking the intense, energized performance
by opening act Dangerkids. Established from US , this 5-member metal rock band
incorporates continuous head-banding anthems, bouncing energy that’s not just
contained to the stage but amongst their highly enthused fans too, and one
totally awesome female drummer on the kit, blogspot readers! Meet Katie and she
rocked the kit from start to finish like no other drummer this reviewer has
seen before. Besides the metal sound and music with some lyrical rap and
screamo, SouthSide found something interesting about Dangerkids that truly had
her hooked. It was the message behind the lyrics. Taking personal experiences
and writing songs about them, lead vocalist Tyler inspired the young audience
members at this all-ages show to believe in their dreams …no matter what their
struggle or dream, he challenged them as well as everyone else to go for it.
And that’s what kids today needed to hear. It’s possible to achieve your
dreams. Don’t let anyone bring you down, blogspot readers. Songs like Inside
Out, Light Escape (a very deep and emotional song ...definitely tug at the heart) and album title track Blacklist wowed this reviewer into
checking out more by Dangerkids such as Kill Everything (the band coming back
from the “dead”) and If Collapse (battling yourself and your demons). Plus,
added bonus – this band gives great hugs. So after the show, hang out with them
and get hugged! Currently on tour with Galactic Empire this summer, they are
working on finalizing details for an autumn tour, blogspot readers. In the
meanwhile, check out SouthSide’s new friends, Dangerkids, at http://www.wearedangerkids.com and
on Facebook …but she certainly recommends seeing this band live as the best way
to introduce yourself to this hot rockin’ band Dayton, Ohio
Good versus evil …from epic space battles to the sweeping hot desert sands of Tatooine and underwater world of Naboo …memorable characters and an operatic storyline that everyone knows since 1977. Now, you can add one more element, blogspot readers – taking the iconic franchise movie theme music to a whole different level in which fans of all ages will thoroughly enjoy. SouthSide highly recommends checking out Galactic Empire while they’re currently invading the
That poor audience member had no chance against the power of the dark side, blogspot readers. To say, SouthSide was a total geek during this performance would be an understatement. She was SO stoked o finally see Galactic Empire live …up close and personal enjoying such tracks like the Main Theme, Duel of the Fates and The Forest Battle (Dark hates the cuddly Ewoks). The best moment of the night was when Galactic rocked out Cobra Lounge with their metal version of the Cantina Band theme song …watch for the Imperial minion/stage manager liven up stage with his dancing, blogspot readers. To not reveal any more spoilers about a live Galactic Empire performance, this reviewer will end her review here by re-iterating her recommendation – go see this Star Wars-themed metal band live and snag a their debut CD too (other merch include t-shirts, pins, posters) while they’re touring the states. Check out their hilarious videos posted on their Facebook. SouthSide loved their latest one showing the parsec run to the nearest Taco Bell. For tour dates and ticket information, visit the band’s Facebook page. Also visit Galactic’s YouTube page. You would be wise to attend this most impressive show, blogspot readers.
Until next time, support your local scene,