“Off the hook” is the only way to describe this show as two great hardcore bands traveled to the Jersey Shore.

Post-hardcore band Chiodos are engaged in their “Crowd Surf America Tour,” including a tour stop at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. The band, from Davison, MI, is named in honor of the Chiodos brothers who produced the 1988 cult film, “Killer Klowns from Outer Space.” Chiodos is on tour supporting their recent 2014 album, Devil.

Bless The Fall, a metalcore band based in Phoenix, AZ, opened show. They are now on tour supporting their 2013 release “Hollow Bodies.”

Both bands made an incredible display of energy and attitude. Bodies were launched into the air from the crowd, while Craig Owens of Chiodos and Beau Bokan of Bless the Fall both dove into the crowd during their respective sets. The crowd responded with shouts, arms flailing in the air, and crowd surfing. Overall, the packed house of fans left the show satisfied having received their “money’s worth.”

Our photographer, Jeff Crespi, was on hand to cover the event.

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It started when Jeff’s son came across his Kiss CD's grew into something that his son would listen to day and night. Kiss just happened to be playing at a local venue that summer, so he decided to take him to his first show as a father son bonding activity. Jeff found out about another local club that had shows of every genre and style on a more regular basis so he started going to a couple of shows a week becoming locals in the industry. Jeff has always loved photography, he would take pictures at all the shows with his point n’ shoot camera from the crowd. People enjoyed Jeff’s pictures and that became the focus of going to shows. Jeff landed a spot as staff photographer for Amp and Hails and Horns magazine.

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