by Natalie Perez
If you’re still a little hung over from the giddiness that was St. Patrick’s Day then you probably didn’t miss much on the first night of The Royal Family Clothing Tour, held March 17, 2010 at the famous Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, California.
Opening up the night was none other than Sleeping With Sirens a blend of Drop Dead Gorgeous meets A Skylit Drive combining the vocal antics of A Skylit Drive’s style with the musical effects of Drop Dead Gorgeous. The set lasted no longer than 20 minutes. The band’s overall performance structure lacked quality while the sound was just plain overrated.
Following them was one of the two locals, known simply as Black Veil Brides, whose dedicated fan base was already in place eagerly chanting “BLACK VEIL BRIDES, BLACK VEIL BRIDES, BLACK VEIL BRIDES.” The fans showed the band that they were true blue. That of course being the case once their set started. The music had a pure emotional concept from beginning to end. The performance included the band’s ‘draped in their black attire’ with arms and faces painted with black face paint. As far as the music is concerned, the Black Veil Brides put on quite a performance. From Andy Sixx’s growling moments down to the dazzling guitar riffs presented by guitarists Jinxx and Jake, given take letting bass player Ashley have his moment to shine. Not too mention Sandra who beat the living hell out of her drum set, declaring that the Black Veil Brides are indeed the next big thing in metal.
Confide was up next, being the second local act to grace the stage for the night. Their set lasting no longer than their previous counter parts, the band made the best of what they could offer, offering more than they bargained for when performing not just one but two new songs from their upcoming untitled release due out in May. The band was pleased with themselves as was the crowd. Confide not only brought on the bouncy giddiness but maintained keeping a high momentum of energy constantly flowing and never letting the energy go to waste.