Monday Blues did not stop a good crowd from forming at the Brighton Music Hall for the incredible lineup that was Vis, Royal Coda, Strawberry Girls, and Hail The Sun. Headlining for their release of "Mental Knife," Hail The Sun played a good amount of new songs from the record, which included the title track "Mental Knife," "The Stranger In Our Pictures," "Feel It When Convenient," "Devotion Cuts," and "Glass: Half Empty." We even got to hear their newest release, "Devastate and Recalibrate". And, personally, I'm always excited to hear some "Repellent." They threw it back with some oldies, ending the show with "Ow! (Splidao!) [I Like It, Though]"
The barricade and the prospect of having no place to land after did not stop the flood of crowd surfers eager to scream Hail The Sun's lyrics back to them as they went over. The room was filled with energy, and a large amount of people were up off their feet. I could not have thought of a better venue to see this show at. The lighting was great, which gave me a diverse set of photos to look through, and the sound was noteably clear and clean as is typical of Brighton Music Hall. This being my fifth or sixth time seeing Hail The Sun, I can easily say it was one of my favorite sets. If you get a chance to check them out on one of their remaining dates as they head back toward the West Coast, I highly encourage you to grab a ticket!
Photo and review by: Janelle Choiniere