In the space resembling a Spanish ballroom, Fever 333 brought their demonstration to the audience of the Aragon Ballroom. Frontman, Jason Aalon Butler, walked on stage hooded, arms folded. After bringing on his hardcore vocals, he spoke about the separating dynamic and told audience members how everyone is welcome at their demonstrations. He also spoke of the current #metoo movement, asking men to step up and not allow this behavior to continue. He wanted not only women, but everyone to be comfortable in the environment.
Fever 333 was just formed in 2017 and has already created an enormous buzz, even earning themselves a nomination for this year’s 61st Annual Grammy Awards in the category of Best Rock Performance for “Made in America.” Being a combination of hip-hop, punk, rock, and activism, Butler (ex-letlive), drummer Aric Improta (Night Verses), and guitarist Stephen Harrison (ex-the Chariot) make up the bands great trio.
Their sound and performance were on point, and while being a newcomer in this particular formation, the audience weren’t strangers to who Fever 333 were and what their music. Bulter mentioned many of his influences come from the Chicago music scene. Butler interacts completely with his fellow demonstrators by moshing with them as well as running up into the balcony to perform. They all 3 leave everything on the stage during their set.
Thrice followed Fever 333 providing a nice transition between two high energy bands. While being a bit lower key than the two bands they were between didn’t mean they didn’t bring their level of performance. With a catalog reaching back to 1998, Thrice was able to give the audience many great hits including “Black Honey” and “The Grey.” Thrice released Palms with Epitaph Records in 2018.
The energetic audience was ready for Bring Me The Horizon’s full throttle show. Starting off the show with confetti cannons with Oli Sykes donning his own Chicago Blackhawks jersey belted out “I Apologise If You Feel Something,” in an all-out performance.
BMTH, also nominated for this year’s Grammy’s in the category of “Best Rock Song” for their chart-topping song “MANTRA.” They recently dropped their new album amo to mixed reviews. Regardless, BMTH does not disappoint in their live shows. Not unlike Fever 333, they bring it all out on the stage.