The Skyway Theatre Presents: Sevendust, Tetrarch, and Dead Poet Society
Review and photo by Jake Hageman
Yesterday evening was an absolute blast! As I’m writing this, I wish I could go back in time to experience everything again. As far as the lineup goes, the night started off with Dead Poet Society. According to New Noise Magazine, they were formed in Boston, but the band moved out West and re-emerged in 2002 from Los Angeles. I personally haven’t heard of these guys before, but they had a pretty interesting sound to them. This band was completely different compared to something you’d hear from Tetrarch or Sevendust. I couldn’t exactly tell you what kind of genre they were because they seemed to mix multiple together as one. Jack Underkrofler, the lead singer, uses a pretty large vocal range when singing. He mainly sticks around projecting higher notes on stage while the band is tuned low. This creates a unique sound, and it was cool to see it all live.
The second band of the night was Tetrarch. I honestly don’t even know where to begin with these guys. I found Tetrarch about 2 years ago, and I’ve been binging ever since. I saw them for the first time back in December when they toured with Atreyu. This recent show compared to the one a few months ago was way different on the production side of things. They had controlled lighting, and I believe they used more audio samples. As the band took the stage, the excitement in my body skyrocketed. They opened with their hit single “Stitch Me Up”, and everybody went absolutely bonkers. The main reason why I love these guys so much is because how groovy their music is. Anybody listening to this band will instantly start to bang/nod their head, even if it’s just a little bit. I got to meet the band again for the 2nd time after the show, and everyone is just so down to earth. I promised myself that I’m going to try and make every single Tetrarch show whenever they come though MSP or the surrounding area.
- Stitch Me Up
- Negative Noise
- I’m Not Right
- You Never Listen
- Take A Look Inside
The last band and headlining act of the night was Sevendust. I’ve seen Sevendust about 3 or 4 times now, and they never disappoint. This run is for their 21st Anniversary of their hit album “Animosity”. They basically played that entire album front to back with a few other added songs at the end. Every time I’ve seen this band live, they’re always bringing huge energy with them. I love when bands move around and be super active on stage. Being a drummer myself, I love watching Morgan Rose play. He’s a very theatrical drummer, and you could watch him all day long and not get bored. For people that don’t know, he also plays with a mic attached to him, so he can do back up screams/vocals (which I think sound super cool). I also liked how Lajon Witherspoon, the lead singer, mentioned how they don’t have fans. He said they have family and every show they do is a family reunion.
- Xmas Day
- Dead Set
- Live Again
- Angel’s Son
- Face to Face