So I have a question… Are you ready to “Kick Ass?” Egypt Central sure was Wednesday night in Tallahassee. The band from Memphis, Tennessee lit up Floyds and had the crowd going crazy during their incredibly energetic performance. I spoke to multiple people during the show commenting that Egypt Central most definitely stole the spotlight Wednesday, many noting they were more entertaining than headliner Hinder, and I must say I have to agree.
The band had more energy than any other band I saw perform that night. The bassist Joey Chicago played the entire set shirtless and for good reason, he moved around so much he would have been dying with a shirt on. The lead singer, John Falls, never once lost momentum during his songs; his amazing performance was well matched by his outstanding vocals. He spent the majority of the show standing on a shadow box flailing his arms in what look like a Tae-Kwon-Do style.
The highlight of the show was Egypt Central’s performance of “Kick Ass” their new hit single now being played on the radio. As you may have seen in my album review of the band I didn’t totally enjoy the version on the album and I wasn’t quite sure why everyone found it to be such a hit, until I heard it live. Talk about getting a crowd going. At no other point did I see the crowd so involved in a performance as I did for this song. The entire crowd was on their feet screaming along with the words. Even those who didn’t know the words quickly caught on.
Egypt Central left the crowd’s ears ringing and hearts pounding after their powerful performance. I love watching a band play their hearts out, and really enjoy what they are doing. When you can tell the lead singer craves the attention of the crowd and the guitarist thrives off the screams and chants, you can tell that this band is doing what they love and that’s exactly how I felt with Egypt Central. They clearly left more of an impression then any band that night and I would recommend to anyone to give this band a listen.
- Taking you Down
- Over and Under
- Ghost Town
- Kick Ass
- The Drug
- The Way
- You Make Me Sick
- White Rabbit