About a year ago, I went to see a band called The Wrecks play a show in Buffalo. Badflower was one of the opening bands for that show and so I started to listen to their music before that show. That Buffalo show was just one of those concerts that will always stick out in my mind because every single band on the bill (Deal Casino, Badflower, The Wrecks) blew me away and it would go down as one of those concerts where I went to the show thinking that it could be a good time. I wasn’t super into any of the bands beforehand, but I liked them enough to attend the show. Leaving the show it was that feeling of Oh my God if I didn’t go to that show I would have totally missed out on a really fun and memorable night.
From last November to this November, Badflower has been busting their asses touring and although they aren’t in the mainstream music spotlight, I could see through social media just how quickly they were developing and growing a solid & loyal fan base. The show last night in Pittsburgh was completely sold out as well as almost every other show on this headlining tour so far.
Part of what sets Badflower apart from some of the other bands out there right now is how they are completely raw and real in their music and when they are on stage in a live setting. They let you know exactly who they are, they don’t sugar coat things, they don’t try to be what people think you need to be to fit in or to make it big in the music industry. They are completely truthful and honest in who they are and so with many people you can take it or leave it. Either you connect with their vibe or you don’t. From attending their live shows and being a part of the energy in the room you can feel how those who are there and do connect with what this band has going on, that connection is really strong for a lot of people. Their music is touching people’s hearts and souls. You really have to listen to their music and go see them in concert if you want to get the full feeling of these guys and if they are for you or not.
When I arrived to the show it was before the doors were set to open and yet there was a line all the way around the back of the building of people waiting to get in and secure a spot up front. It was pretty cold outside too, maybe about 40 degrees outside. I was outside for over 30 minutes. I don’t even know how long the people in the front of the line were waiting.
The two bands opening the show, Dead Poet Society and Weathers were amazing. I really like both of those bands and I actually fell Completely in love with Dead Poet Society after hearing them live. The singer has amazing vocals, I was completely sold on them after their performance.
Badflower put on an even better show than when I saw them last year in Buffalo. With the release of their debut album this band is becoming really tight on stage musically and just performance wise they are fun to watch and have a great energy about them. The crowd was singing along for many of the songs and it was amazing to be in that room and be a part of the energy that was flowing during their performance. I’m really looking forward to seeing all of these bands play again.
Being a huge Oasis fan, of course I was completely psyched up about Badflower performing a cover of Champagne Supernova. I caught a snippet of it on my phone: