Show Preview: Coheed & Cambria at Music Farm

Photo by Maryann Nevers

Monday, April 30th

Music Farm–32 Ann Street, Charleston

Doors at 7

$21 Advance Purchase

$23  at the Door

Next Monday, Coheed and Cambria will be shredding on Music Farm’s stage. The newly restructured group is going on a southeastern tour with supporting bands Moving Mountains and Pianos Become the Teeth. The two openers represent polar ends of the rock spectrum, and Coheed falls right in the middle. Seeing them all back to back will prove an interesting mix.

This will be the first tour the band has embarked on since drummer Chris Pennie and bassist Mic Todd left the band. The much-anticipated announcement of the band’s new bassist Zach Cooper was released just in time for the tour. Although I, along with many other fans, am saddened by Mic’s looming absence, I’m excited to see Cooper share the stage with guitarist/lyricist/vocalist Claudio Sanchez, guitarist/back up vocalist Travis Stever, and drummer Josh Eppard, who has returned after leaving in 2006 to take Pennie’s place behind the kit. Having seen the band twice and having met them once, it’s difficult to imagine a show without Mic, but if Cooper’s reputation has any merit, he will rise above the audiences’ doubt and hesitation. Along with the new additions to Coheed came news of a new album in the works. I’m curious to see in which direction they will take their music after Year of the Black Rainbow, the last installment making up the musical aspect of Claudio’s creative monster, The Amory Wars.

Coheed and Cambria are known for giving electric live performances, their music feeding the crowds with enough energy to jump, push, and pull like maniacs for hours at a time. The greatest aspect of their concerts is the unity of the crowd; it’s very easy to make new friends at a Coheed show. If you’re willing and able to have an awesome night of face melting fun, come out the Music Farm on Monday night.

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