When you know the bands, and the bands know you, it’s always going to be a fun concert. This is my fifth time seeing We as Human and my fourth time seeing Kyng. Black Stone Cherry was also on the bill, but I only went for Kyng and We as Human as my friend from Alabama, made the journey to join the show. It’s always a good time, when your friend is one of the bands BFF’s.
Kyng was the opener in Bloomington with We as Human playing the second spot, and they did not disappoint. Eddie Veliz is the lead singer and guitar master for the band, along with Pepe Clark (drums) and Tony Castaneda (bass/backup vocals). They are from Los Angeles hair swinging, heavy guitar playing rock and roll is their thing.
They recently released there second album entitled “Burn the Serum” with the single “Electric Halo” getting plenty of air time on the rock radios. I first met Eddie two years ago when they opened up for Seether and he’s a character, he will call you out from the stage if you aren’t at least moving to the music, do something.. it’s rock and roll for crying out loud.
There Set list for last night consisted of songs from there first album: “Trampled Sun” which was released back in 2011, and songs off of this current CD as well.
- Burn the Serum
- Lost Ones
- Pushing and Pulling
- Electric Halo
- I Don’t Believe
- Hot for Teacher
- Falling Down
I managed to get “Hot for Teacher” on video, the sound quality isn’t the greatest, but you can hear them guitars.
What can I say, they did a great job even though I still say Eddie looks like Rob Zombie, he is a sweetheart and we get our “selfie’s” after the show, this makes the third time. I even managed to get him to make a normal face for once, it took two photos, but I’ll take it.
Kyng is on the road for quite sometime this summer, they are opening for “Black Label Society” and hitting the road with “Chevelle” for a few dates, be sure to check them out at any of those shows, you won’t be disappointed.
We as Human was up next and how can I describe a rocking, crowd singing good time. These boys are from Nashville and they bring it every time they hit the stage. Justin Cordle, is the lead singer of this crew, along with Justin Forshaw, Jake Jones (guitarist), Adam Osborne (drums) and Dave Draggoo (bass), they get the crowd going every time.
They have a self entitled CD named “We as Human” and it’s chocked full of heavy guitar riffs, pounding beats, and songs with a message that everyone can relate to, there current single “Take the Bullet’s away” is #17 on the Mainstream Rock Songs Billboard Chart, and with “Lacy Mosley” former lead singer of the band “Flyleaf” on it, you can see why. We as Human’s set lists consisted of:
- Double Life
- Bring to Life
- Take the Bullets
- I Stand
- Dead Man
- Strike Back
They are a Christian Rock inspired band, and all the songs have a message behind them, though heavy in the music, exceptional in the lyrics, my favorite song off of there CD is “We Fall Apart”, the lyrics are beautiful, it’s worth a listen. We as Human are touring the Hard Drive Tour, and then hitting up a few festivals, this summer, check them out if you get the chance.
I did manage to get a video of “Double Life”, but again the sound quality isn’t the greatest, that’s what happens when you video tape from the front of the stage.
Overall a great night of music and friends, I didn’t stay for Black Stone Cherry, as I really wasn’t there to see them, but if the chance comes up again, I will definitely give them a shot.