The unmistakable throat of Wayne Static was in top form Thursday night in front of a generous crowd of teen and twenty-somethings who voraciously devoured every drop of angst the band had to offer up. The moshing commenced as the band opened with “Lunactic,” “Dirthouse” and “Im with Stupid.”
Waynes signature look and sound took center stage except for a few brief interruptions by his new wife, Tera Wray, who pranced across the stage wielding a tray of shots for each band member. Ah, the true mark of a successful frontman, a pornstar wife. Who knew adult films where responsible for spawning so many soul mates? At any rate, Static, whose vocals put those of the late Sam Kinison to shame, led the fans through a time capsule of Static-X staples and often left the crowd to finish out the chorus and/or lyrics on their own (quite impressively I might add). Drummer, Will Hunt, supplied the high velocity beats that tear through you with the force of a category 5 hurricane, another factor that makes this band so incredible to see live. The band played a few songs from their latest release “Cult of Static” and ended the evening with the explosive energy of “This is Not” and “Push It.”
Preceding Static-X, was Burn Halo, a promising new band also chock full of energy and ready to follow in the footsteps of bands like Hinder and Buckcherry. Singer James Hart is a talented and charismatic frontman capable of appealing to a wide audience. Post show, they turned up the self-promotion machine and mingled through the crowd selling their self-titled debut for $10.
The only disappointment of the evening was the absence of Saliva, who recently dropped from the Snocore bill.
Im with Stupid
Black & White
Bled for Days
This Is Not