PHOTOS: Seether, Letters from the Fire, Kaleido @ House of Blues 05.14.17

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Sunday night saw a monster three band hard rock bill take over the House of Blues in Boston. Headliners Seether were joined by Letters From the Fire and Kaleido for a night of loud rock. A nearly sold out crowed filled the venue, all showing up pretty early for a chance to catch all three bands on the bill.

Detroit rockers Kaleido kicked off the night, with a 30 minute set of songs, drawn mostly from their soon to be released debut album “Experience.” Their set also included a rocking cover of the Guns N’ Roses classic “My Michelle.” Frontwoman Christina Chriss was the driving force of the band, displaying the stage presence of a seasoned musician. Their hard hitting, song “Trouble in Paradise” had a bit of a No Doubt, ska feel to it, driven by rock riffs and big drums.

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Second of the three was Letters from the Fire hailing from San Francisco, CA. Also lead by a talented frontwoman, Alexa Kabazie, the five piece band who have released one full length album to date rocked hard on the House of Blues stage. Playing from their debut album “Worth the Pain” the band took the Boston crowd through 45 minutes of high octane active rock that would hold up against genre contemporaries such as Flyleaf of Halestorm.

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By the time Seether took to the stage, the room was in a frenzy. Seether’s Shaun Morgan would even comment several times on how the crowd was exceptionally fired up, especially for a Sunday night. Seether mixed and matched their setlist very well, playing from nearly all of their albums and not more than 3 songs from the same album. “Let You Down” was the lone song from their latest effort “Poison the Parish” that made it into the set. Even a cover of Thrice’s “Black Honey” was played paying homage to a band that Seether frontman commented had written his “new jam.” Seether closed their set with a one-two punch of “Fake It” and “Remedy” both being played as extended versions.

Seether have been at this for a while now, and while a lot of similar bands have begun to fade in popularity Seether seems to grow continuously with each album. There are very few bands in the game genre that would be able to draw as well as they have been as of late.  Tons of loyal Seether fans packed Boston’s House of Blues, most of them knowing every song, and several of them wearing VIP lanyards, more than I’ve seen at many other shows. Seether has one thing that all bands strive for, fan loyalty. It’s a big part of their success and with the strength of their latest album, the number of those loyal fans will be going up soon.

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