Four incredible bands took the stage last night at the Fillmore in Silver Springs, MD. A recipe for what one could call a spectacular show. Headliner Nothing More headlined their Truth Tour bringing along Palisades, Badflower and Of Mice & Men. The show was nothing short of amazing.
Opening act Palisades drew energy from the crowd delivering a powerful set despite a few minutes of sound difficulty. Opening with “War” frontman Lou Miceli delivered a powerful set rocking the stage with several hits including “Let Down” and closing out the show with “Erase the Pain.”
Badflower took the stage and the crowd went wild. Badflower made waves in the music community with his gripping song “Ghost” in which his lyrics describe multiple attempts of suicide. With an amazing set, Josh Katz and friends played to a nearly sold-out crowd, with a few spectacular songs from their latest album Okay, I’m Sick, ending their set with none other than “Ghost”
Third and certainly not least, Of Mice & Men took the stage. It was time to get rowdy, as this band knows how to get the crowd going and it wasn’t long before crowd surfers took to the waves of the audience and mosh pits opened up. Slaying eight songs including fan favorite “Would You Still Be There,” Of Mice & Men rocked an amazing set, leaving the crowd screaming for more.
More was definitely on the way as the headliner Nothing More took the stage. Frontman Johnny Hawkins dangling from a makeshift skyscraper right stage, fans cheered him on as he got the crowd jumping opening up their set with a powerful performance of “Convict Divide” and flowing into several other songs including “Go to War”.
They ended the evening on a somber but cheerful note, bringing in two organizations, Head Count an organization which encourages non-partisan voter registration, as well as To Write Love on Her Arms, which aims to help facing depression and addiction issues. Hawkins announcing that one dollar from every ticket sold will go towards the To Write Love on Her Arms organization. And with that, they ended their set with none other than “Jenny”, a perfect end to an absolutely perfect show.