Silverstein and Senses Fail stir up Chicago


Silverstein and Senses Fail brought the House Of Blues in Chicago to life on November 20 on their co-headliner with support from Hundredth and Capsize. The tour kicked off November 18 and ends December 19, so make sure you catch this awesome tour in your city.

Capsize opened up the show to a half-empty room still filling in. Capsize has toured with some big-name acts recently and has been making a name for themselves throughout the world. I don’t have the highest expectations for opening bands, but they impressed, even though there were only a few people who knew them.

Hundredth was up next. I’ve heard good things about them and caught the end of their set at Warped Tour this past summer, but never really gave them a listen. The energy during their set, while not mirrored in most of the room, was pretty insane. The guitarists and bassist were running around onstage while frontman Chadwick Johnson was busy jumping into the crowd.

The stage went dark before Senses Fail walked on and the floor filled up to the point where security had to start telling people they had to move to the back. Frontman Buddy Nielsen walked up to the mic to begin “Fireworks At Dawn” and was suddenly backlit by two floodlights. They went into “Can’t Be Saved” and then played a newer song off of their release from earlier this year, Pull The Thorns From Your Heart, titled “The Importance Of The Moment Of Death.” Senses Fail brought the room to life with their music. They ended up playing a 16-song set with songs from throughout their discography, mostly from 2004’s Let It Enfold You and Pull The Thorns From Your Heart, ending with “Bite To Break Skin” off the former release.

Silverstein took the stage last, opening with “A Midwestern State Of Emergency” off of this year’s I Am Alive In Everything I Touch. They played a few more songs off that record, This Is How the Wind Shifts, and a few more records off their discography. They played their cover of “Apologize” by OneRepublic, which can be heard on Punk Goes Pop 2. Overall, their set was fun to watch and filled with energy, as it is every show.