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Colony House and little image preforming a song together.

Venue: The Eastern
Date: February 25th, 2023

Colony House is an indie rock band made up of brothers Will and Caleb Chapman, as well as Scott Mills and Parke Cottrell. The music of Colony House is playfully self-described as “landlocked surf rock.” Their personal genre designation is inspired by their hometown of Franklin, Tennessem, as is their new album The Cannonballers. Caleb Chapman stated that “In short, Tennessee was the inspiration for this project,” about their new album which also inspired this tour. 

Review written by OP Brooke (PB)

This show was energetic, moving and as drummer Will Chapman said “something special”. I walked into The Eastern fully knowing maybe 3 Colony House songs, just there to have a good time, and they ensured I had a great time! 

This show was at The Eastern, a venue in south east Atlanta. This venue is absolutely gorgeous and is ideal for both the fans and the artists. The terraced seating and ground floor options allow people to choose the concert viewing experience that they want, as well as allow the artists to see everyone in the venue at once. It really creates an intimate vibe in a venue that can hold around 2,300 people. Colony House seemed to really enjoy the venue as well, and it fit their stage set well. The crowd was pretty mild during the opener, but really lit up once the artists started interacting more with the audience. 

little image performing.

The opener was Little Image, an indie rock band based in Dallas, Texas. little image immediately took me by surprise with their grunge attire and theatric entrance. Compared to Colony House’s almost Christian Rock atmosphere, this was a welcome surprise and they really killed their set. My favorite songs of theirs were “Lungs Burn”, “Ego”, and some unreleased tracks that I’m sure will be on their upcoming self titled album. The combination of black suits with diy painting on them and sweat slinging guitar solos made it apparent that these guys have a promising future ahead of them. 

Lead Singer Caleb Chapman finishing a song.

Colony House came on and started with “Landlocked Surf Rock” off of their new album The Cannonballers. I haven’t listened to their new album much, but this was the majority of what they played with old songs intertwined throughout. I became a fan of the band after their 2017 album “Only The Lonely” and kind of impulsively decided to go to the show on the 25th with some friends. Seeing them live did not disappoint my 15 year old self, they sounded amazing and put on a great show. I was mostly taken with their skill level, especially the drummer who was raised up on a platform and stole the show. My favorite song of the show was “2:20”. This song has an iconic guitar opening riff. I’m not sure if they normally do this on tour, but Caleb invited two guys from the crowd (who asked via sign) to come on stage and play lead guitar and drums for the song. To say it simply, it rocked. Caleb said after the song that even though it was early on he thinks this is the “best show of the tour”. I was also really impressed by the duality of content they performed. Songs like “2:20” were heavily rock oriented and were followed up with softer, almost preachy and uplifting tracks. The crowd loved both equally and I could tell that everyone leaving that concert had a great time. 

Venue Rating: 10/10

Artist Performance Rating: 8.5/10

CONCERT REVIEW: The Fall of Troy

Venue: Hell at The Masquerade
Date: February 15th, 2023

The Fall of Troy is a post-hardcore trio formed in 2002 in Mukilteo, Washington, United States. The lineup consists of Thomas Erak (guitar, vocals), Tim Ward (bass, vocals), and Andrew Forsman (drums). Tim Ward left the band in 2007 and was replaced by Frank Ene (LastFM).

Review written by OP Alex Finch (RAF)

Overall, this was a great show! I’ve been a fan of The Fall of Troy (FoT) for a few years now and was curious to see if they still have the skill they showed 20 years ago when they made their debut. After seeing them perform I can confidently say they do.

This concert was held at Hell at the Masquerade. This venue always has great vibes and the masq is excellent for shows like this. Hell has a capacity of around 650 with room to stand on the ground floor as well as some balcony room. This was a very fitting venue for FoT to play at and you could tell the audience was made up of dedicated fans. There was a good mix of chill and moshing while watching the show.

The show started with 3 openers: Zeta, Portrayal of Guilt, and Satyr. I arrived halfway through Portrayal of Guilt and they killed it, as did Satyr. It was especially cool to see Satyr since they’re from Athens, GA. FoT went on after Satyr and closed out the night. I have been a fan of FoT for a few years now. I discovered them when an eSports player I followed on Twitter had one of their albums, Doppelgänger, as their profile picture. I listened to that album and became a fan instantly. Seeing them live was an amazing experience, however it might’ve been too loud in the venue and they could’ve mixed the vocals in a bit better. At the show, FoT played their self-titled album in its entirety, which I thought was cool. They also played some of their other hits afterwards, and my favorite song of the night was “What Sound Does a Mastodon Make?”. This was my first concert of the year, so I was especially excited to go. I also brought along my friend who is more into EDM music and he enjoyed the show as well!

Venue Rating: 9
Artist Performance Rating: 8


Artist: The Driver Era
Venue: The Eastern
Date: August 14, 2022
Op: Brooke Peterman (PB)

Overall Review: This was an amazing concert! All of the artists were super high energy and really engaged with the crowd. The Driver Era played a jammed packed set and killed it! 

Venue: The show was at the Eastern, a newer venue to Atlanta in Cabbagetown. The venue is very modern and chic, and extremely spacious! We got the the show about 30 minutes before the opener was supposed to start and it was already so filled they had closed off the floor standing area. Luckily the Eastern has an upper level as well with lots of tiered seating. We were standing in one of these rows and were able to see the stage really well. The venue seemed like the perfect size for The Driver Era to preform in and matched their LA boy-hipster-rock vibe very well. The crowd was filled with a good amount of screaming teenagers, there to adore Ross Lynch, however there was an older crowd turnout as well. The crowd was super energetic, especially in the pit, which made the show all the more enjoyable to watch!

Venue Rating: 10

Artist: The Driver Era has been one of my favorite bands for a while now, but this was the first time I have seen them live in concert! One of my best friends in high school introduced me to them and I have been hooked ever since. The show started with not one… but two openers! Both almost monday and Summer Salt preformed (in chronological order). Both bands were incredible and had very laid back, surf rock vibes. The lead singer for almost monday blew us away with his charism! As for the main act, Ross Lynch and Rocky (the lead singers and guitarists for The Driver Era) were fantastic! Both of them had their solo moments (especially Lynch after he dramatically took his shirt off  to appease the screaming fans and put on a gold cowboy hat that had been thrown on stage) and both sounded incredible live. It seemed that Rocky and their backlining musicians brought more of the technical skills to the performance where as Ross brough a lot of the personality. The fans in the pit loved the performance, as exhibited by the flowers, hats, and other miscellaneous objects they threw on stage, and the band had great personable interactions with them. 

Favorite song: Preacher Man off the album X

Artist Rating: 9