Silverstein @ The Avalon

Written by Big Smile Staff

Posted Mar 17, 2008, by Cristal <3.


Genre: Hardcore;
The Avalon in Hollywood looked to be prepared and filled with eger fans of the Screamo/Hardcore scene on this Saturday night. As fans packed in across this genuine venue's floor and even the top portion where they held seating, everyone was excited for this show, which sold out 3 weeks before day of, to start. Protest The Hero were the opening act of this energetic tour but sadly had to cancel the rest of the tour due to realizing how they have become a'disorganized touring band' and had left these five 'Exhausted and miserable' (Yes these are quotes from the band themselves). If you'd like to read Protest The Hero's apology letter please visit To fill in the opening act for this show had to be hard to find, but they found the perfect band to fill in this void, A Static Lullaby, a local SoCal band. Recently releasing their video of 'Art Of Sharing Lover's' in January, A Static Lullaby took the offer to rock the stage and the crowd even though many people in the crowd were confused and not aware of this change. A Static Lullaby played several tracks off their latest self titled CD and also from 'And Don't Forget To Breathe'. A Static Lullaby are well known for their extreme energy on stage which they brought with them to this L.A. show. Be sure to check out their new album coming out this summer which the band is starting to record this month and also in April. The lovable Screamo/Hardcore band from Ocala, Florida, A Day To Remember, were up next to send their positive outlook on life that they put into their CD 'For Those Who Have Heart'. I've seen this band several different times and have always looked forward to their sense of energy they create with their fans yet tonight it seemed a tad bit less enthusiastic. A Day To Remember still brought enough push to keep the night going which also included their cover hit of Kelly Clarkson's 'Since You Been Gone' and 'You Should Have Killed Me When You Had The Chance' which re-released off their CD/DVD that came out last month. If you didn't get a chance to see A Day To Remember, be sure to catch them on this years BamBoozle Left on April 6th. A band that is starting to be one of the big known bands in OC and LA is The Devil Wears Prada, a very familiar name to everyone. This Christian band coming from Dayton, Ohio seemed to be preferred by the nights LA crowd. The Devil Wears Prada releasing their last CD in August, 'Plagues', had the whole floor moving and everyones voice being heard. This band was definitely the heaviest of the night yet so unique bringing it down a notch with the instrumentals of keys. The Devil Wears Prada even brought back a few older tracks which included 'Dogs Can Grow Beards All Over' as their final song. Follow up The Devil Wears Prada launching their headlining tour with Maylese And The Sons Of Disaster, White Chapel, Once Nothing and Gwen Stacy starting in April 2008. Last but not least, was the very popular band called Silverstein coming from Canada. At this point a few people decided to leave and I must say they missed out on a great ending. This very emotional band puts on an amazing show for their fans where ever they go, no matter how they are feeling. The fans of Silverstein seemed to be pleased showing their appreciation for this bands music by singing along with lead Shane Told and staying to rock out with this band which featured tracks from 'Arrivals And Departures', a life changing CD.


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