Off With Their Heads Live (6/19/2010 The Ox in Philly)

So, after the Grey Area, Lighten Up, and Static Radio Show on Saturday, I ran out to Philly’s best warehouse “The Ox” to catch another personal favorite of mine: Off With Their Heads.

It was my first time at The Ox, and I was impressed by the massive amount of space that was there. I was also sweltering from the heat, as there isn’t much airflow in the place.

The Holy Mess was towards the end of their set by the time I got there, and I completely missed Dear Landlord’s set as I was waiting in line to use their bathroom.

Off With Their Heads:

I love the band and enjoy every time they play live, but it’s always a crapshoot as to how the crowd is going to respond. Often when I see them, it seems like people are content standing and watching like mature (boring) adults. Other times however, it becomes a frenzy. This time leaned more towards the frenzy side (thank god). The band jumped straight into S.O.S, and didn’t really let up for the rest of the night.

This was also the most energetic I’ve ever seen Off With Their Heads as well, as they completely murdered it on stage, and I think it’s partly because the band brought in another member and the lead singer was relieved of guitar playing duties, allowing him to engage with the crowd much more as a front man.

Playing a decent mix of songs from Hospitals, From The Bottom, and their newest release In Desolation, I think the band had a really good setlist (unless your favorite album was “All Things Move Towards Their End”…) and was stoked to hear the new songs live.

Setlist:
SOS
Drive
ZZYZX
Their Own Medicine
For The Four
Hard To Admit
I Just Want You To Know
I Am You
Until The Day
All I Can Do
Eyes Of Death
Fuck This I’m Out
Die Today

Mp3:
Off With Their Heads – Drive

More:
Off With Their Heads – In Desolation
Off With Their Heads – Hospitals
Off With Their Heads – From The Bottom

Buy:
Epitaph

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