California’s Thrice are riding high after reuniting the band back in 2015 and releasing the very successful album To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere in 2016. The band is back on the road again touring in support of their latest album Palms released on their new home Epitaph Records this summer. With other dates so far being sold out, there was no surprise the stop November 7 at the Summit Music Hall in Denver, CO was as well.
After stepping onstage one by one, the band consisting of vocalist Dustin Kensrue, guitarist Teppei Teransihi, drummer Riley Breckenridge, and brother bassist Eddie Breckenridge broke in to the opener “Only Us” slowing building the song from the dark shadows as the crowd wasted no time singing along.
Thrice would treat the fans to twenty incredible songs from their vast catalog hitting on six from Palms. I can’t really pick a standout of the new tracks as they all fit in nicely and mixed beautifully with the newer and older songs. Some of my favorites live were “The Grey”, “The Dark”, and “Hold Up A Light”. It is refreshing to see the fans totally embrace the new songs and there were many spots that vocalist Dustin Kensrue would stop and let the audience pick up a part of the song and vocally carry it through to the end.
I have to admit that I have only recently discovered the brilliance of Thrice’s music. I was covering their show opening for Rise Against and Deftones in 2017 and was blown own away by their sound and especially opening that show with the emotional “Hurricane”. From now on I was be anticipating their new music and not missing a live date that comes my way.
Photos and review by Jason Bullinger