Warner Drive returned to the Anaheim (Disney) House of Blues Friday May 17th for a headlining show that packed both levels of the venue. Joining them on the bill for the evening was Sederra plus a few other bands that I won’t be writing about, only because I was unable to see them play this evening. If I don’t see a band, I can’t give an honest review so I apologize to the other bands on the bill for the evening.
To my knowledge, this was only the second time Warner Drive had played the Anaheim House of Blues, which made the attendance for the evening even more impressive. The band has been paying its dues on the road for years and and is no stranger to dive bars or large venues here in SoCal, or abroad. Lead singer and founding member Jonny Law is the man behind the wheel for Warner Drive and has put together a first class crue of hard working dirty Rock’n Rollers that give their fans everything, but leave them still asking for more. That’s what you get from a Warner Drive show, and that’s why I came out to Anaheim on a night when I could have covered much bigger bands (in name, not talent) closer to home. As usual, Warner Drive’s performance proved I was justified in my decision.
The other band that I was excited to see, for the second time this year, was Sederra. The following is how they describe themselves, “Powerful and infusing the energy and raw emotion of punk and hardcore, Sederra is a melodic blend of expressive rock. Bound by shared experiences rather than conventional labels, this ambiguously named band formed in 2006 from the ashes of the late 90’s and emo/punk-pioneering Longfellow (Kung Fu Records).” I would agree with their statement about themselves, but I also want to add a few words about front man/lead vocalist Tom Schmitt – he pulls everything happening on stage together in a fun, almost whimsical fashion that gives everyone the impression that he and his band love what they do. Their Punk/Hardcore sound does not overshadow the fun they have with their fans or each other on stage, and that is what makes them a fun band to watch. Their musical skills are tremendous, but that’s just part of what makes a live musical experience worth supporting.
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Written by: Wes “ROCKwell” Anderson, http://www.ROCKwellUnScene.com
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