28
Jul

At the start of the very first song of Against Me!'s set, the crowd at Revolution began to jump so much that the floor started to vibrate. The contagious energy didn’t let down for the entire set, as the Gainsville, Florida-based band tore through a mixture of hits spanning their twelve-year career, barely stopping for breaks in between songs. They play amphitheaters and huge festivals all over the world (and they do it well), yet they still feel right at home in a small, sweaty venue like this one in Amityville, NY. The band seemed to be smiling the entire set and ended a great night with vocalist Laura Jane Grace jumping down into the crowd while singing “We Laugh at Danger (and Break All the Rules)”.

Against Me! continues to tour throughout the end of the year, playing all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

Singer-songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs and noise rock band Creepoid opened the show.

Check out our full photo gallery from the show here.

All photos © Angela Datre and Andy Jimenez/How We Are 2014

15
Jul

We have a new photo gallery up now featuring 300+ photos from the Vans Warped Tour on Saturday, July 12th at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Long Island. We caught performances by Every Time I Die, Less Than Jake, Yellowcard, Terror, Stray from the Path, Unlocking the Truth, Teenage Bottlerocket, Bayside, and more. Check it out here.

The Warped Tour continues through August and celebrates its 20-year anniversary this summer. A list of dates and bands playing can be seen here.

All photos © Angela Datre and Andy Jimenez/How We Are 2014

13
Jul

The doors to House of Vans didn’t open until 7:00pm last Thursday night yet fans were lined up outside waiting by 3:00pm.

Baltimore/DC-area band Turnstile opened the night to a jam-packed crowd. Vocalist Brendan Yates fed off the crowd’s energy, incorporating fans into their performance by jumping down off the stage to share the mic.

The Bouncing Souls took the stage next, playing a variety of hits spanning their twenty-five year career and inciting sing-a-longs from the crowd from beginning to end.

By the sound of the trumpets at the beginning of “New Direction”, the crowd was ready to go. Gorilla Biscuits took the stage for their first show in New York since 2011 and the stage dives didn’t stop for the remainder of the night. They’ve always had a strong influence in hardcore music and it was great to see young fans up front, knowing they were probably seeing the band for the very first time.

Check out our Facebook page for the full photo gallery here.

All photos © Angela Datre and Andy Jimenez/How We Are 2014

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