Otherwise Concert Review with Righteous Vendetta, Victor Raul and The Untouchables, 3 Days From Dying, and From Ash To Ruin
Otherwise are touring in support of their latest album Peace At All Costs. The hard rockers from Las Vegas are on the road again. Best Rock List caught their show at Mojoes in Joliet, Illinois. Mojoes patrons love their hard rock and metal music. The fans turned out for the rockers with a show bill including Righteous Vendetta, another hard rocking band from Cody, Wyoming. The other opening bands were all local bands.
From Ash To Ruin is a local band from Ottawa, Illinois. They are hard rockers with a metal edge. The three-piece outfit seemed to be a mismatched group. The vocalist guitarist looked like a college student. The drummer looked like a high schooler. And the bassist looked like she belonged in a punk band from the 80s. The band had a decent set.
Another local band from Chicago took the stage next. 3 Days From Dying are straight metal and their style is similar to Killswitch Engage. Their performance was solid and the fans were banging their heads to the show. The crowd really needed that metal infusion into the show.
Victor Raul and The Untouchables performed next. Their style is described as Acoustic, Rock, and Hip Hop. They performed a Rock/Hip-Hop melody including Get Low by Lil Jon and Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-Lot. They have a unique style.
Righteous Vendetta took the stage at Mojoes for the first time however they had fans in attendance. Their set was hard rocking and high energy from start to finish. The crowd that had not seen them perform before instantly became fans. They performed songs off their latest EP Defiance as well as a few older songs including This Pain. Righteous Vendetta’s roots are in metal and their performance included synchronized head banging of all the guitarists and strong metal vocals from Ryan Hayes. Click to view our interview with Ryan here.
While waiting for the Las Vegas rockers, holiday music was played, including The Dreidel Song by Eric Cartman of South Park. The red velvet scalloped backdrop looked very luxurious. Otherwise played all their hits including their new single Darker Side of The Moon. They told people people to be proud of who they are and led into I Don’t Apologize. No Otherwise show would be complete without Soldiers and vocalist Adrian Patrick took time to thank the veterans in the audience. He also encouraged the audience to do the same regardless of political affiliation. The Patrick brothers were a dichotomous duo of hair. Vocalist Adrian Patrick is bald with a shaved head while his guitarist brother, Ryan Patrick, has a long, curly mane of hair that rivals Levi Benton of Miss May I. (Best Rock List’s rockers with the Best Hair List is coming.)
If you want to have a great fan experience, Otherwise will set you up. They have a raffle for a lucky fan to get on stage while the band performs a song. The winner that night and her man got to be right up front and snap selfies during the show and sing. Despite the late hour of the show on a school night, the band was asked to perform an encore. They closed the evening with Die For You. Rock is alive and well with these rockers keeping it alive.