Grammy nominated hard rock alternative band, Nothing More from San Antonio, Texas had fans singing along to favorites at The Sylvee, Madison, Wisconsin. Featuring past hits and current chart-toppers, Jonny Hawkins and his band bring it all to the stage. Hawkins profound stage presence and vocals give fans exactly what they came for…and all-out rock show.
Performing an impressive sixteen songs in their time slot, Nothing More had fans singing and pumping along to favorites such as “Jenny”, “Go to War,” and “Fadein/FadeOut.”
Jonny Hawkins, frontman for Nothing More has the vocal control and physical ability to not only sing, but dance, jump, climb, crawl, and many other acrobatic stunts, all while maintaining control over his voice.
Palisades, deemed posthardcore electronicore, enthusiastically brought the crowd to their feet with newly released “War.” Being an electronicore band, one would have assumed that there would be a DJ adding the electronic sounds, but the band opted for backing tracks instead. DJ Graves, Palisades session member may have been unavailable for the performance.
It was challenging to understand frontman Lou Miceli as the sound was often muffled and garbled which was the same as the performance by Greyhaven. The performance, in general, was fantastic, and the audience seemed to love their music as well as their stage presence.
Greyhaven metal band hailing from Kentucky noted that this was the biggest stage they had performed. The sound and in particular the vocal mics were very muffled and not balanced well.
However, when Bloomington, Illinois based, Burden of the Sky (BOTS) took the stage with frontman, Scottie James, quickly engaged the audience and his microphone seemed to be well adjusted. BOTS performed several songs including two new releases “Sirens” and “The Puppeteer.” Burden of the Sky has incredible potential, and I expect that we will be seeing more of them as the next year brings a new album and additional performances with major headlining acts like Nothing More.
The Sylvee, named after Madison’s music maven, Sylvee Frank, is a new music venue for emerging as well as established bands.
Nothing More Members: Jonny Hawkins, Daniel Oliver,Mark Vollelunga, and Ben Anderson
Palisades Members: Louis Miceli, Matt Marshall, Xavier Adames, Brandon Elgar, and Aaron Rosa
Greyhaven Members: Brent Mills, Johnny Muench, Nick Spencer, and Ethan Spray
Burden of the Sky Members: Scottie James, Josh Appel, Dustin Tritsch, Rick Streeter, Mike Mahoney, and Bradford Shaw