A Static Lullaby, Hope Departed...

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A Static Lullaby, Hope Departed, A Thorn For Every Heart @ The Alley
Posted Apr 21, 2007, by I Shot Chad.


This was a special night at the Alley in Fullerton. This night, A Static Lullaby, was filming their set for a live DVD and CD. You can tell it was a special night as the Alley filled to capacity throughout the evening. I think it was awesome that a band that has played at bigger venues like the House of Blues and the Glass House chose a smaller venue like the Alley to shoot their live show. It was a good decision on their part. And I think the crowd enjoyed the more intimate show. I got there about a third of the way through Hope Departed’s set. I have been to a show this band has played at before, but I don’t think I watched their set. And I think I have a demo of theirs that I received randomly at some show, but I don’t think I ever really listened to it. After seeing them, I want to go find their demo again and put it in my stereo. They put on an energetic show and Steve Ludwig can really sing. I think this is a band a lot of people could get into, so check them out.


The second band was A Thorn For Every Heart. For some reason I wasn’t overly excited about this band. It wasn’t because they didn’t put on a good show or that they sounded terrible, I just wasn’t feeling it. It looked like they were having a good time playing and the crowd was having a good time listening to them, so that’s all that really matters.

Of course, A Static Lullaby was headlining the show. The sold out crowd waited patiently as the film crew setup several cameras. You could tell the crowd was excited to be there. I was too. This was my third time shooting ASL, but the first time shooting them at the Alley. The other times were at bigger venues, so I was excited to shoot them in a smaller venue. Once again, they were not disappointing. They put on a great show and the crowd was totally into it. You could feel the energy in the room and that always makes for a good show. Joe (ASL vocalist) mentioned a few times that it was the best show ever. Everyone should keep an eye out for the release of the DVD from Fearless Records and Punk Rock Vids. It should be a good watch and you will get to see what you missed out on.

Take care and God Bless!
-Chad "The Flash" Sengstock

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