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Say Anything @ Starland Ballroom

Say Anything

Starland Ballroom

June 27, 2014

SAYREVILLE, NJ—10 years after the release of the cult favorite …Is A Real Boy, Say Anything are captivating listeners and creating relevant and engaging music. The group premiered their latest LP, Hebrews, in June, marking their sixth full-length album over the course of their 14-year career. In support of the new record, the band kicked off an expansive North American tour in the middle of June with Brooklyn-based rockers The So So Glos, pop punk act You Blew It!, and indie folk duo The Front Bottoms joining them on the road.

Frontman Max Bemis is currently the only original member of Say Anything following the departure of longtime drummer Coby Linder in late 2012. Hebrews marks their first full-length without him and a different direction for Say Anything altogether, replacing their trademark, amped-up guitar riffs with orchestral arrangements. Though this seems strange, it translates well to the stage, and Bemis is joined again by his backing musicians with traditional instruments.

Opening their set with “Six Six Six,” the leading single off Hebrews, to a screaming crowd, the band did not limit their setlist to only new songs, and instead dabbled throughout their extensive discography, including classics like “I Want…

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