GIG REVIEW: Wednesday 13, Eyes Set To Kill & Repulsur Live at The Machine Shop, Flint, MI
On Wednesday October 4th, 2017, Wednesday 13 brought his Condolences Across America tour to The Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan. And what a rocking fun time it was.
Repulsur was the opening band. I had never heard of them and wasn’t sure what to expect. But they hit the right notes in gaining my attention with good ole rock n roll with a splash of glam rock. Lead singer Lerin Huntley does the big hair and makeup that would make David Bowie proud. This group got the show kicked off on the right foot with their high energy brand of rock and roll.
Keeping the beat moving along was Eyes Set To Kill. I had heard of this band but this was my first time seeing them live. I was impressed with lead singer and lead guitarist Alexia Rodriquez, she can sing and shred like no one’s business. The energy of the band was radiating as they jumped, spun around and thrashed about, which was a bit of a contrast to their sound which was a bit on the subdued side into the melodic, alternative genre of metal. Much like a wind up a toy, the music of Eyes Set To Kill is the crank getting turned and turned until it’s reached its limit and eventually springs to life. This group looks to continue to keep on turning that crank for more life and good times in music.
Wednesday 13 is an all-around talent of many hats and faces. Having covered Wednesday 13 earlier this year as he did an acoustic tour that was full of remarkable stories and fun jams. Tonight, fans were treated to another aspect of Wednesday 13, the rock and roll carnival show full of several costume changes and lots of heavy metal.
After seeing Wednesday 13 twice in two different capacities, I’d have to say he’s underrated and hopefully more people open their eyes and ears to what he and his bandmates crank out. Top notch heavy hitting grooves that’ll have you pumping your fist and singing along much like the crowd was doing all night long. I enjoyed the costume changes Wednesday 13 did as it brought visuals to the songs he sang. I particularly liked when he appeared to have a face on the back of his head, giving him that look of being aware of all that is around him. And the umbrella with a choice word spray painted on it as it was used to emphasize that he likes saying the word fuck.Akin to Alice Cooper, Wednesday 13 is a showman who knows how to get his point across to the crowd. Playing songs across several of his albums with “What The Night Brings”, “Bad Things” to his latest,“Condolences”, which is from the latest album of the same name that was released in June of this year.Wednesday 13 continues to write and produce exceptional material.
Rather it be in a freaky scary mask or clowning around with some good-natured humor, it seems there’s nothing this guy can’t do. It’s just an all-around enjoyable time when Wednesday 13 performs. So, step on board the Wednesday 13 insanity train and enjoy some wicked fun, Rock On!!