Pop Evil, Wilson, and Kaleido hit their home turf, treating the crowd Royal Oak Music Theatre to a night of partying and heavy rock.

Opening the night was Kaleido. This upbeat rock band from Detroit consists of Christina Chriss (vocals), Ronnie Rosolino (guitar), Joey Fava (drums), Cody Morales (bass), and Jamie Allen Burnham (guitar). The band quickly took over the Detroit scene gaining seven Detroit Music Award nominations in 2014 and Best Band in Detroit by Real Detroit Magazine in both 2013 and 2014.
Kaliedo hit the stage and immediately had the crowd cheering as their high energy performance had everyone dancing and singing along right with them. They have an infectiously catchy upbeat sound mixed with a heavy rock edge, keeping the crowd on their feet moving throughout the entire set. The highlight of their set was when they played “Love & War,” their new song featuring Dryden Mitchell from Alien Ant Farm. The song just won THE People’s Choice competition on 89X radio in Windsor, Ontario for a record setting 27th straight night.
Their latest album, Unbreakable, is available now on their website.

Wilson hit the stage next, launching right into a high-octane set. This heavy alternative band hailing from Detroit consists of Chad Nicefield (vocals), Matt Puhy (drums), James Lascu (bass), Jason Spencer (guitar) and Kyle Landry (guitar). They are well known for partying and working their ass off for their fans.
Their set is a constant party of headbanging and rocking out. Shelling out hits like “Crave,” “Right to Rise,” and even breaking out a cover of Nazareth’s “Hair of the Dog,” these guys had the crowd raging in a heavy rock storm. To top it all for the finale, Nicefield ran around the stage with a huge marching drum to rile the crowd even more. These guys are a fun band to see; if you haven’t yet, you are missing out.
Wilson has been touring nonstop, promoting their latest release Right to Rise, released with Razor & Tie. The album is available now on their website.

Pop Evil finally hit the stage, wasting no time opening with a crowd favorite, “Deal with the Devil.” The rock band consists of Leigh Kakaty (vocals), Davey Grahs (guitar), Chachi Riot (drums), Matt DiRito (bass), and Nick Fuelling (guitar). Hailing from Grad Rapids, MI, there was a lot of excitement to see these guys come home on their tour supporting their new album, UP.
Within the first minute of their set, it was clear they were not going to disappoint fans by any stretch of the means. Pumping out hits like “Goodbye My Friend,” “Torn to Pieces,” an acoustic “Stepping Stone,” and covering Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down,” they had the crowd going wild from start to finish.
With powerful vocals soaring over raw heavy guitars and bass and booming drums, this band shows time and time again why they are so successful. Their enthusiastic, commanding fast paced shows are always at 100%. Everyone was chanting for more when they finished “Trenches” and when they hit the encore with “100 in a 55,” they had fans jumping and having the time of their lives.
Their new album, UP, is available now on iTunes.

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Calling Detroit, Michigan home, Sami has been photographing for many years and has been with National Rock Review since near the beginning. She is a photographer and writer for National Rock Review as well as being the US Marketing Manager, PR Correspondent, and Editor. She also owns her own photography business, Sami Lipp Photography. Capturing the excitement of live music and the passion of musicians is something she lives for. She is excited to grow her career in music photography every day.

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