Another band many were hoping would gear up finally has. Flaw rolled through Frankie’s Inner City for a warm-up on their way to higher places.

Chris Volz (vocals), Jason Daunt (guitar), Ryan Jurhs (bass), and newcomer Corey Sturgill (drums) are the most recent version of Flaw. Working on a new album and knocking the rust off of the instruments is good news for the faithful that have been excited ever since the band website came back on-line. This Louisville, KY foursome originally formed in 1996 and released both independent and label backed albums. This hard rock/metal/nu-metal powerhouse was well supported at this cozy show by Saints & Sinners and DemonShifter, both local bands.

James Barber (guitar/vocals), Andrew Barber (bass), and Anthony “Country” Keesecker (drums) had a bit of rust to knock off themselves. Not having played roughly in the last year, the guys saw the chance to open for Flaw and didn’t let it get away from them. With a light show that lit up the Frankie’s stage, it was hard pressed to tell the fellas had been moth balled for a while. Ending their set in a crowd pleasing way was a promise of more things to come and leaving their set with some ruckus crowd involvement didn’t hurt. The guys rocked out with a medley of Metallica and Black Sabbath smash ups. Fans were satisfied to see them active again.

“BlackTallica” Medley LIVE 2014

DemonShifter was back from a long hiatus in Anchorage, AK to rock the hallowed platform of sonic righteousness. Okay, so Tony Collins (vocals), Mikey Gimmey (drums), Bryce Richter (bass), Juan Chirinos (guitar), and Russ Varwig (guitar) are really from Toledo, OH and have been terrorizing pious people since 2011. This unsigned metal-hardcore band showed that they aren’t just after the beer and women that come from being DemonShifter either. Not being crushed by personal tragedies, songs were written and preformed to remember those close to the band that have since crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Fans are waiting to hear about a new album, hopefully, coming sooner rather then later.

And finally, Flaw completely gave all they had for the crowd ready to see the band back and rocking out. They played hit after hit. Cell phone-wielding fans didn’t even interrupt the flow of the show in the least. A touching tribute was made for former Alice In Chains lead vocalist, Layne Thomas Staley, and his birthday. The guys looked like they were having fun, and spoke of getting a new album up and going very soon. Playing “We All Bleed Red” was a great tease for what can be expected coming out soon from the band.

Flaw On Tour 2015

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After getting the photo bug in the far, past days of black and white film, Erich continued to develop his eye for photography which lead to stops in the sporting, art, wedding, and eventually concert music worlds. Now, doing more writing for National Rock Review, he has entered into the journey of getting to know the artists and the industry, not just the faces on the other side of the lens.

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