Some of the bands covered here.

Some of the bands covered here.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Saint Asonia with Another Lost Year, Coldville and All Is Faded

Saint Asonia
Another Lost Year
All Is Faded
The Music Factory
Battle Creek, Michigan

Saint Asonia rocks The Music Factory in Battle Creek, Michigan last Thursday December 17th.  Saint Asonia brought Another Lost Year on tour with them and two Michigan opening bands All Is Faded and Coldville.  It was a rare treat to see Saint Asonia on Thursday night.  

The Music Factory in Battle Creek, Michigan hosted the concert.  The venue is small and only holds 500 maximum capacity which makes it good to see famous bands up close and personal.  This would be the place to go to with the concert goers only two to three feet from the stage.

One unique thing about the venue is that the bands use different colors of chalk to make their mark on the wall.  In some of the pictures that we have taken you can see the markings on the wall.  What also helps is the sound system of 60,000 watts a good lighting system as well.

All Is Faded:  The band consists of Keaton Ostrander on lead vocals, John Tagge on lead guitar, Tyler Green on rhythm guitar, Cody Graham on bass and Josh Racine on drums.  The band was formed in November 30th 2011 and hales from Lapeer, Michigan.  This young Michigan band knows how to rock out and warm up the crowd. 

Looking at their tour history they are a well seasoned rock band that keeps very busy opening for many well known bands.

Coldville: Consists of Luke Ponce on lead vocals, Matt Millering on drums, Aaron Lutz on lead guitar/vocals and Jimmy Blankenship on bass/vocals.  The band was formed in 2010 in West Michigan.  On tour in support of their album titled This Fight.


Throughout the years we covered shows that Coldville opened for many well known bands.  Just a few month ago Coldville opened for Halestorm at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  It was good to see Coldville rock the crowd again. 

Coldville seems like one of the hardest working rock bands from Michigan.  They rocked crowds throughout the Michigan/Indiana area day in day out.

Coldville set list:

  1. Silence
  2. Whatever
  3. Say What You Want
  4. Just Be Yourself
  5. Mad World
  6. Let Me Stay
  7. This Fight

Another Lost Year:  Consists of Clinton Cunanan, Adam Hall, Nathan Walker and Jorge Sotomarino.  The band’s hometown is Charlotte, North Carolina and was formed in April 18th 2011.  We never have seen Another Lost Year before but are a fan now. 

The band has a great stage presence and connects with the crowd and keeps the crowd going for the next band.  This is a band that would be great to see again touring around next year.

Saint Asonia:  Adam Gontier on vocals/guitar, Mike Mushok on guitar, Corey Lowery on bass and Rich Beddoe on drums.  My assistant and I have covered the band members in different bands throughout the years.  In 2012 we covered Stained with Mike Mushok on guitar playing at Rock The Rapids in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  

Also in 2012 we covered Eye Empire with Cory Lowery on bass playing at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  In 2013 we covered Adam Gontier band with Adam Gontier on guitar and vocals and also Rich Beddoe was in the band playing drums.  The band played Rockapalooza in Jackson, Michigan. 

Seeing  all of them performing together made for an epic rock and roll night.  With great stage presence sounding better live than recorded.  This is the true test of any band and they passed with flying colors.

Saint Asonia set list:
  1. Better Place
  2. Fairy Tales
  3. Even Though
  4. Animal
  5. Blow Me Wide
  6. Mudshovel
  7. King Of Nothing
  8. Dying Slowly
  9. For You
  10. I Hate

The four band members blended perfectly.  The other test is how a band connects with the crowd no matter how big the crowd is you still have to keep their attention.  They also did a great job connecting and also rocking just an arm’s reach away from the crowd.  

This is a band I would never get tired of seeing live and hope to see them again.  

by Dan Spratt and Andrew Spratt 12-20-2015

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