Evergreen Terrace / Casey Jones / Dropsaw @ The Hi-Fi, Brisbane 22nd May 2010 [Live Review]

Review : Ms Morta
It came to my attention during the duration of tonight’s performance, that to be a musician in the hardcore punk scene, one must master the art of levitation.

Evergreen Terrace
[Photo: Silvana Macarone]
  Rocking up to The Hi-Fi Bar on this chilly Saturday night the crowd was already a buzz. Newcastle’s Dropsaw hit the stage running with their heavy hardcore sound to start the night. Having just released their 3rd album HARD JUSTICE, they busted through their short set comfortably, pleasing those early punters who wanted to let loose ASAP! It was obvious these boys were stoked to have been the support on such a great bill.

Straight edged hardcore four-piece, Casey Jones, were the next to hit the stage. Containing two members of Evergreen Terrace, Josh James (vocals) & Chris Andrews (Bass), these Floridian punks had no problems whipping the crowd into a frenzy, spending most the set airborne, giving fans exactly what they came for. Unfortunately it would be the first and last time Casey Jones would be touring Australia. A very sad state of affairs!

Evergreen Terrace finally graced the stage jumping straight into their set full throttle, with plenty of thrashing around, mid air collisions, crowd surfing, you name it. Playing an eclectic set of old and new tracks spanning there career, ET had this crowd eating out of their palm. Punters sang along to many a song in unison including covers of Foo Fighters “Everlong” & “Mad World” by Gary Jules. And although the venue was only three quarters full, everyone there was definitely along for the ride. I may not know how to levitate, but I left this gig on a high.

Photo Gallery: Evergreen Terrace @ The Hi-Fi, Brisbane 22nd May 2010
Photo Gallery: Casey Jones & Dropsaw @ The Hi-Fi, Brisbane 22nd May 2010