What a needed night. In the midst of election day and a trying few years in the world, the music industry continues to roll threw with larger than life tours and musical ambitions. The Story So Far and their supporting acts of Turnover, Citizen & Movements stopped in Denver on November 6th at the Ogden Theater.

Due to time constraints and a more time consuming day time job, I arrived at the venue as Movements’ last song was finishing up. It was strange to see a line outside of the theater to get in (even 20 minutes into the show), but the final song sounded extremely distinct. After acquiring my position at the back of the venue, Citizen came to the stage with their dynamically charged rock and roll. Tinged with a punk aesthetic with emotionally gripping melodies, Mat Kerekes and company brought an emotive performance to life. “Jet” and “The Summer” were unforgettable. Next, Turnover came to the stage and dazzled with their psychedelic shoegaze.

The Story So Far fans were eager and ready for the California act to take the stage. Having listened to this band for six years, it’s incredible to see them sell out the same stage that Manchester Orchestra sold out just over a year ago. Ripping right into songs off of their new record, Proper Dose, it was refreshing to hear “Keep This Up” roll with the same frenetic energy as “Roam.” The crowd knew all the words, electrifying the room with their thunderous roars. The middle of the set had the band performing “Let It Go” and new single “Take Me As You Please,” really seducing the crowd with the warm tones. Parker Cannon’s vocal performance was exceptional, taking a stance at the forefront of the stage and nailing the notes with confidence. This was such a fun and much needed show in my own life. With an overwhelming amount of personal strife tearing at my ears, it was pleasing to replace that with The Story So Far’s engaging and overwhelmingly joyous live performance.

Photo Credit: Jonathan Wiener

TOUR DATES:
NOV 9 CHICAGO, IL METRO – SOLD OUT
NOV 10 MT CLEMENS, MI EMERALD THEATRE – SOLD OUT
NOV 11 CLEVELAND, OH AGORA THEATRE
NOV 13 BUFFALO, NY TOWN BALLROOM
NOV 14 SAYREVILLE, NJ STARLAND BALLROOM
NOV 15 NEW YORK, NY PLAYSTATION THEATER – SOLD OUT
NOV 16 BALTIMORE, MD RAMS HEAD
NOV 17 PHILADELPHIA, PA ELECTRIC FACTORY – SOLD OUT
NOV 18 WORCESTER, MA PALLADIUM – SOLD OUT
NOV 20 RICHMOND, VA THE NATIONAL
NOV 21 CHARLOTTE, NC THE FILLMORE
NOV 23 ORLANDO, FL THE PLAZA
NOV 24 TAMPA, FL THE RITZ YBOR
NOV 25 ATLANTA, GA THE MASQUERADE – SOLD OUT
NOV 27 DALLAS, TX BOMB FACTORY
NOV 28 AUSTIN, TX EMO’S
NOV 30 TEMPE, AZ MARQUEE
DEC 1 LOS ANGELES, CA PALLADIUM -SOLD OUT

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