The Broadberry was packed to the brim on Sunday, November 22nd, as Slow Mass and Pianos Become the Teeth rolled through The Broadberry in support of mewithoutYou’s 15 year [A–>B] Life Tour.
Chicago, Illinois’, Slow Mass began the night with an interesting blend of heavy, atmospheric rock and mathy post-hardcore, coupled with lovely dueling vocals from Mercedes Webb and Dave Collis. Their latest EP Treasure Pains came out in January, but don’t let it slip by your year end best of 2017 lists.
Baltimore’s Pianos Become the Teeth have a new record due out in February, and just before the show they dropped a stunning new single, “Charisma.” While the instrumentation fits in line with their prior work, the lyrics set a more positive tone than their earlier work. Pianos played this, along with several songs from 2014’s Keep You and the classic “I’ll Be Damned” from The Lack Long After.
mewithoutYou always brings an energetic performance, and their 15-year celebration of [A–>B] Life was no different. The band tied flowers to each microphone stand, and at one moment the crowd held up vocalist Aaron Weiss as he clung to one of the support beams in front of the stage. Even fifteen years later, the tracks still felt fresh and the crowd ate up the set which included most of their seminal 2002 release as well as a smattering of hits from their entire catalogue.
Check out photos by Brandon Brittle of Anchor Line Photography below:
Pianos Become the Teeth