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Project 86 and Children 18:3 at The Warehouse

posted Apr 22, 2013, 7:07 PM by Sarah Brehm   [ updated Apr 22, 2013, 7:22 PM ]

A handful of people made their way to The Warehouse at Camp Joy last Saturday night. These were the cool people. Everyone else must be unaware that Children 18:3 and Project 86 put on spectacular, entertaining concerts. Next time, be one of the cool people and come out to see these bands.

Local metals bands Hazmat and CoveredScars kicked off the night of headbanging. Both bands write quality classic metal songs mixed with a little bit of hardcore and a bit of solid rock. This was my first time seeing Hazmat, and I liked what I heard. CoveredScars performed several songs off their debut album What Words Will Do including the title track, and “Black Train.” They also performed the fast-paced, aggressive new single “Flinch” off their upcoming record. CoveredScars needs your help to finish; head over to their PledgeMusic page to find out more. 

Punk rockers Children 18:3 started their set on fire. And that isn’t a metaphor; drummer Seth Hostetter actually lit his cymbals on fire. (Want to see this in person? Children 18:3 is coming back in June.) The first time I saw Children 18:3 was at the old Warehouse location in East Ridge; then I saw them at Warehouse location downtown; and now at the largest venue location in the Warehouse’s history. “Usually when we play The Warehouse,” said bassist/vocalist Lee Marie Hostetter, “it’s a lot smaller of room. You kids are growing. The Warehouse is a little bit bigger than last time.” But the extra room just gave the fans more space to mosh and “finger dance” to their heart’s content. Lee Marie managed to continue playing with her characteristic high-energy after hurting her knee early in the set. They played a variety of songs that spanned across their three albums, including “Homemade Valentine,” “Cover Your Eyes,” “All in Your Head,” and “We’ll Never Say Goodbye,” among others. 

Project 86 has managed to stay relevant for nearly two decades because of vocalist (and only remained founding member) Andrew Schwab’s desire to create unique music that can’t be pegged onto a single genre. Intense, heavy rock melodies, dramatic movements that showcase quality songwriting, and vocals that range from screaming to practically spoken word, Project 86 is a band that’s not easily forgotten. “There’s nothing more metal than throwing up on stage,” said Schwab after, well, throwing up on stage. Project 86 played “Destroyer,” “Sincerely, Ichabod,” “Fall Goliath Fall,” and “Take the Hill,” among others. If you haven’t picked up their newest album Wait For The Siren (which was completely funded by fans through Kickstarter), stop what you’re doing right now and go buy it. It’s simply fantastic. I can’t stop listening to it. 

You won’t want to miss these bands the next time they make their way to the southeast. 

Words by: Sarah Brehm
Photos and Videos by: Sarah Brehm 
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