review: The Amity Affliction live at The Masquerade February 26 in Atlanta by Gary Flinn

By on March 1, 2015

The Amity Affliction at the Masquerade photo credit Gary Flinn (6)The Amity Affliction rolled into Atlanta a day after the much talked about “Snowmageddon 2015” dumped exactly ZERO snow on the city known for shutting down everything and sending news reporters scurrying onto the streets to show you they can now make a foot print on the sidewalk, if the “S” word is even a remote possibility.  Thankfully, we survived and made our way to the Masquerade to take in yet another night of killer live music.  As The Amity Affliction were getting set to hit the stage on the lower level, affectionately known as “Hell”, chants of “Amity, Amity, Amity” filled the room.  You could feel it.  The crowd had already been whipped into a frenzy by In Hearts Wake, 68, and Being as an Ocean, and TAA were now set to push them over the edge.

As the music kicked in and the lights came up, the crowd went wild.  Crowd surfers, stage diving, you name it.  In fact, there were times it seemed vocalist Joel Birch was doing more catching of bodies flying onto the stage than singing.  All in all though, The Amity Affliction churned out their nine song set, caught flying humans, and gave their Atlanta fans a night to remember.  This was my first time seeing TAA live and I have to say, it was definitely a good night to be in Hell.  If you haven’t seen The Amity Affliction live, do yourself a favor and check them out.  You can thank me later.

Touring in support of their fourth album, Let the Ocean Take Me, The Amity Affliction are on the “Disobedient Tour” through March 8th with Stick To Your Guns, Being As an Ocean, and In Hearts Wake.

The Amity Affliction’s set list from the Masquerade in Atlanta on February 26, 2015:

  1. Pittsburgh
  2. Greens Avenue
  3. Lost & Fading
  4. Chasing Ghosts
  5. Death’s Hand
  6. The Weigh Down
  7. Never Alone
  8. Open Letter
  9. Don’t Lean On Me

review by: Gary Flinn HHM/Beyond The Pit photography

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