We were on hand to catch Albany’s Drug Church lay another city to waste with their intense energy as part of the Movements tour. What we experienced was a band that, like we knew, is essentially too strong to follow. The engagement of the audience and sheer power of the band in person was at the highest level as they tore through a set of old favorites and new tracks from last year’s Cheer with ease.
The set, about forty minutes started intense and ended just as heavy. On a larger stage than the last time we caught them, the band’s songs ignited the room while most of the crowd seemed to be into the music, but not enough to move around. It was as if they were more stunned than anything, that the first of four bands had such intensity and out right power. Even after an exchange with the audience about the city, the band still managed to prove they’re just as solid in person as their albums are, while blowing away the packed room in the process.
Cheer is available to stream wherever you stream music, it can be purchased in all digital music outlets or directly from Pure Noise Records. Drug Church is on tour tonight in New York, NY at Irving Plaza until June 12 in Los Angeles, CA at The Wiltern. A complete list of their upcoming performances can be found here.
Image Credits: Photos by Derek Rathbun.