Featured ArticlesShow ReviewsThe Return of Resistance 13 At River City: Massive Talent; The Ohio Valley Knows How To Throw Down

     To preface: I want to state this show is probably the best I’d ever been to. Also to preface: I need to get out more.      With that being said, I cannot overstate how amazing this was. Massive production by D.A.M.thats Entertainment llc, who actually came in and built not one but 2 stages. Both stages complete with lighting and excellent sound and in a lot of instances having one stage with well done...

     To preface: I want to state this show is probably the best I’d ever been to. Also to preface: I need to get out more.

                                In Service Of Serpents

     With that being said, I cannot overstate how amazing this was. Massive production by D.A.M.thats Entertainment llc, who actually came in and built not one but 2 stages. Both stages complete with lighting and excellent sound and in a lot of instances having one stage with well done sound is difficult.   

Populated with In Service of Serpents, Winters Descent, Heroes Like Villains, and of course, Resistance 13; this show had the best of three worlds in style. You had metal, to rock to pop punk. While different in many ways, this event didn’t seem mismatched. 

Opening up the show, In Service Of Serpents hails from Columbus, Ohio. This is my first time witnessing them and I am immediately impressed. This band has found a way to do both heavy and clean masterfully and it makes sense. Heavy for the sake of being heavy has always turned me off, but when they did it, it made sense.

    Winter’s Descent vocalist – Jerry Mulligan

     Following up was Winter’s Descent , making the trek to Wheeling from the steel city, Pittsburgh. I’ve watched this band for some time and for a while they seemed to only
hang on with trying to find the right members but on this night? I truly watched a rebirth. In a span of 5 months they’ve almost rewrote their entire history with the addition of Nick Labrakopolous and Cody Tyler and have come out with some of the best material they’ve had in years. Massive energy from all performers and raw emotion from vocalist Jerry Mulligan, you feel every dynamic like an exposed nerve. Don’t sleep on them.                       

           Heroes Like Villains

     Heroes Like Villains also came to us from Columbus and they’ve crafted a sound that could stack them side by side with their contemporaries like All Time Low, A Day To Remember and New Found Glory. Vocalist David Butler has a voice that cuts well above the mix and does so with masterful control, not one sour note to be heard with an energetic performance by drummer Myles Clayborne who was a sight to see behind the kit. Flowing well between a calm sea and maelstrom, I highly recommend you to check them out.

     The band of the hour, Resistance 13. Even though battling a cold, vocalist Jeremy Wright toughed it out and still brought down the house. He is always a joy to watch on stage because his presence is so much bigger than his tiny frame. One stand out performance of the night was their second single, Profound Sinister Brown which was accompanied by their music video on 2 side screens and in a truly pro demonstration completely synced up their performance with their music video, even down to Jeremy matching up with his performance on the video. During a small break R13 paid a tribute to owner of D.A.M.thats Entertainment llc, Doug Boston by giving him a guitar signed by the whole band.

 

 

                                                                              

                             

     All in all this is a show for the books. Hop on their Facebook and give them your like so you can stay up-to-date on all fronts of their evolution and rock on!

 

-Jax

Lady Jaye

Jana Lee Macheca - Lady Jaye - Is the founder of First Angel Media as well as a photographer and writer for not only her own company, but Chimera Magazine out of New York. Passionate about music and driven to help the local scene she works to connect those within it, as well as working behind the scenes on various projects. You can find her photo collection at www.firstangel.smugmug.com

6 comments

  • Douglas Boston

    April 21, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Thank you very much for the great write up!! I Douglas
    Boston is the owner of D.A.M.thats Entertainment llc
    Not the owner of CA house production 🙂 Steve Ceo is the owner
    N Justin West is there Production manager. Thank you for all the good words I’ve been reading about the show!!! Love you all !!!!

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    • Lady Jaye

      April 21, 2018 at 11:52 pm

      Hi Doug, This is Lady Jaye, I’ll make that correction and I apologize for the error but I’m glad you liked the article Jax wrote – that really was a killer show!

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  • Bryan Tinnel

    April 21, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Hello i’m Bryan, Dougs cousin. Thanks for noticing the videos that were playing throughout the R-13 show. Doug Boston is the owner of D.A.M that’s Entertainment. He works along with (CAH) CA House Productions that he get to do lighting and sound for shows the produces.

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    • Lady Jaye

      April 21, 2018 at 11:53 pm

      Just seeing this, making the corrections now.

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      • Lady Jaye

        April 22, 2018 at 12:04 am

        Hopefully the information is now current – credit given to Doug Boston of D.A.M. that’s Entertainment llc

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        • Douglas Boston

          April 22, 2018 at 1:54 am

          Yes thank you 🙂 I still have goose bumps myself it was a awesome night n lots going on all night. The 4 bands were off the wall starting on time quiting on time n sounding awesome all was so well done by all involved!! Thanks you for the write up I love doing home town production stuff!!! Thank you thank you thank you !!!!!

          Reply

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