Walking into The Outpost in Kent, OH I hear singer Lou Miceli and bassist/vocals Brandon Sidney singing Luke Bryan’s “Crash My Party”. They’re currently on tour supporting their upcoming record (Rise Records) MINDGAMES out January 13th. I can honestly say the album has something for everybody.
If you haven’t heard of Palisades, you will be. They are definitely a band you need to keep an eye out for, I have no doubt they will be headlining and selling out larger venues in years to come. I saw a variety of fans at their show, there’s no way you can box this band into a certain genre or category which is rare these days. While talking to Lou Miceli and Brandon Sidney earlier in the interview, it’s no wonder they have such different music with each member of the band having different influences from Justin Bieber to Riff Raff to Luke Bryan. Together they create a stage performance you need to see to believe.
Hearing some of the new tracks live was even better than the album itself, which is something only a handful of musicians can do. The band surely knows how to put on a live show that can keep everyone interested the entire time. I can honestly say there wasn’t a dull moment. Opening up with Mindgames, the crowd’s screams were deafening to the point I needed to create makeshift earplugs. The energy they performed with was something like the Energizer Bunny. The crowd was feeling it and opened up a mosh pit, to which case I ran to the back area to observe the horrors of the pit. Drummer Aaron Rosa, had the best facials and with his locks headbanging it was a blast to shoot.
Closing out the night with High and Low was a perfect ending with synchronized jumping from everyone in the venue. If they are coming to a town near you, buy your ticket now and I promise you won’t be disappointed.