Show Reviews

Show Review:Marry a Thief and The Decade

Marry a Thief opened up their performance Friday night at New Brookland Tavern performing “Honestly Bored” and “Every Little Star Remix”. Just Aaron and Erich on stage building up the crowd for the full band. These two songs do a great job of showing off Erich’s voice which I consider to be one of the key elements to them being such a good band.

After the end of “Every Little Star” the band regrouped back stage, Erich changed shirts and they came back on stage to a crowd clapping to the beat of “Awful Things” as you can see in the video above.

The band kept the energy up all night only giving the crowd a break for two cover songs “High and Dry” by Radiohead and “Delicate” by Damien Rice, both of which Erich played solo. Personally I would have like to have heard “High and Dry” full band. Just to hear the drums kick off the song would have made my night, along with the lead guitar at the end of the song. That is one song I always recognize from the opening drums and I really think the drums drive that song.

I really would have liked to hear “Falling out of Your Dress” encore since they were headlining.

Overall this was a great show and it was great to see them back in this form in Columbia. It has been a while since I have seen a show where they were the main act in their hometown.

Hopefully the next couple of months will be really big for Marry a Thief and push them to next level.

The Decade and Divided by Friday fit really well as opening bands for Marry a Thief.  Although they aren’t exactly in the same genre as Marry a Thief, both of them play a powerpop style that really gets the crowd pumped up.  The video above of The Decade is a great example of this.

If you like this style of music and catchy melodies, The Decade does it best of any bands that I know.  One of my highlights of the night was them covering “Party All The Time” by Eddie Murphy.  I’ve always wanted one my bands to cover this song and was jealous to be listening and not playing.  A perfect cover song to get the crowd pumped up.

The Decade has a sample of their new song “A Million to One” up now on their Myspace and I can’t wait to hear the full version and the rest of their new recordings which they should have soon.  They have the old EP for sale on Itunes right now and a merch store coming soon.

Keep on checking back on their Myspace to keep up to date on their upcoming shows and all of the new stuff they have in store.

To the guys from Divided by Friday, my video of y’all didn’t turn out as well as I would have hoped so I didn’t upload it.  Y’all did a great job Friday night and have a promising future.  Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing you back in SC soon.

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