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Mar222011

Sick Puppies, Me Talk Pretty @ Starland Ballroom 3.21.11

Sick Puppies (Photos by Nicole Mago)

Sick Puppies

On March 20th, Sick Puppies visited the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. With the support of Adelita's Way, Framing Hanley, and Me Talk Pretty, the four bands put on a killer performance and showed Jersey what rock music is all about.

The first band to perform was Me Talk Pretty. Their music was good, but the crowd's energy wasn't as exciting. Despite the bands attempts to get the crowed hyped up, the fans reactions were unmoved. This, however, changed instantly as Framing Hanley took the stage. The five-man rock band had no problem filling the venue with energy from the very start. They hadn't even set foot on stage yet, and the crowd was already screaming their name. This was a special night for Framing Hanley, as it was Luke's birthday (their bassist). In celebration, the band had a toast on stage mid-way through their performance then jumped right back into their set and finished off with 'Hear Me Now'.

After Framing Hanley came Adeltias Way. The four-man band from Las Vegas, Nevada took the stage with an explosive amount of energy. They performed a 7-song setlist, which included the song 'I Can Tell', from their soon-to-be-released album.

Finally came the nights headliner, Sick Puppies. The three Australian musicians began their 16-song setlist (listed below) with 'Odd One'. Mid-way through their set, the band put on a short acoustic performance consisting of 'Don't Walk Away' and 'Asshole Father'. They also covered parts of well-known songs, such as 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' by Green Day. Later on they covered Cee Lo Green's 'F*** You'; The older fans didn't seem to know the song, but the younger ones were jumping and singing along to every word. 

Lead vocalist, Shimon Moore, described the show as "the best show so far on this tour". He was a really down-to-earth guy throughout the entire performance; not only did he constantly interact with the crowd, but he even joined the fans in the middle of the bands performance to give them high-fives and hugs.

Sick Puppies ended the night with "You're Going Down" as their encore, then headed over to the merch stand for a signing and meet-and-greet.


Sick Puppies Setlist

Odd One
Riptide 
Should've Known Better
My World 
Survive 
Anywhere But Here 
All The Sam
Don't Walk Away (acoustic)
Asshole Father (acoustic)
War
Cancer 
Nothing Really Matters
F*** You (Cee Lo Green cover)
Maybe 
White Balloons
Encore: 
You're Going Down Play Video

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