The Maine, a five piece rock band from Tempe, Ariz., are set to play the Knitting Factory on Monday, Oct. 14. Accompanied by Anberlin and special guests Lydia and From Indian Lakes, their Fall 2013 U.S. tour is one you won’t want to miss.
Formed in 2007, The Maine are as tight as ever. The band upholds their completely original lineup consisting of vocalist and front man John O’Callaghan, guitarist Jared Monaco, bassist Garrett Nickelsen, guitarist Kennedy Brock and drummer Pat Kirch. The group’s fan base continues to expand as their sound progresses to new and unexpected lengths.
When releasing their third album in 2011, “Pioneer,” The Maine parted ways with their label and released the album independently. Without any outside input, the record was a success for the gang. Fans loved the new direction the album took the band.
Just two years later, The Maine released “Forever Halloween” on June 4, 2013. The band took a risk with this album and recorded the entire thing live on analog tape. It captures the energy that you get when you put five people in one room together to play music. The guys agreed that it made them a better band, having to get everything just right for the album.
The album was not edited by a computer like other modern releases would be, showcasing the real talent this band encompasses. The release is unapologetically everything the band has ever wanted to express, and it undeniably shows through. Critics are praising “Forever Halloween,” as the album has remained on the Alternative Press Magazine’s top 10 album releases since its June release until now, currently sitting at the number six slot.
The concert is extremely anticipated by fans who have been waiting for the band to come back to Boise.
“I’m definitely excited to see them play. They’re one of the few bands that I’ve watched change in the last few years so it’ll be cool to finally see them live,” Samantha Grippi, a sophomore pre-nursing major at Boise State, said.
The lineup is unquestionably perfect as genres seem to mesh between the two bands. Anberlin, a five piece band from Florida will co-headline the tour with their alternative rock sound.
Special guests include Arizona indie phenomenon Lydia. The four piece band was here last April, with fellow opener From Indian Lakes. The Yosemite Valley, Calif. natives were most recently in Boise this last July on a summer tour.
Whatever you do, Boise State, don’t let this show go under your radar. It’ll be one to remember.