10 Years Concert Review with Devour The Day, Sons of Texas and Them Evils

10 Years Concert Review with Devour The Day, Sons of Texas and Them Evils
July 13, 2017
The Castle Theatre
Bloomington, Illinois

A post was circulating on Facebook asking what were some of the biggest underrated bands. I think all the bands on this tour are definitely underrated for what they have contributed to the rock music scene. Devour The Day and Sons of Texas get some regular play on Sirius XM Octane and 10 Years gets very sporadic rock radio play. 10 Years band is in the same style of music as Breaking Benjamin.  

Devour The Day released a music video for “The Bottom” and it is mesmerizing and evocative. You can see that video on our new video page here. Best New Rock Videos.

Them Evils is a rock band from Orange County, California and they have a power rock feel to their band.  Their sound goes from a bluesy rock to reminding me of Mötley Crüe or an Eighties metal band.  They had an impressive set and the crowd liked them.  

Jordan Griffin of Them Evils David Delaney II of Them Evils Jake Massanari of Them Evils Jake Massanari of Them Evils Jake Massanari of Them Evils


Sons of Texas were surprisingly the hardest band in the lineup.  After hearing their song, “Baptized In The Rio Grande”, I thought they were a rock radio band.  Their latest album release, Baptized in The Rio Grande,  is an amazing album and the band was a great addition to this tour.  You can also watch their latest video, “September” on our latest video page.  Their album Forged By Fortitude comes out September 22, 2017.  


Devour The Day hails from Memphis, Tennessee and are from the ashes of the former band, Egypt Central.  Their songs have a quality that sets them apart and catchy hooks that you want to sing along to.  

Tonight, they performed all their well known songs and their fans felt that live music with songs like “Good Man”, “You And Not Me”, “Respect” and “The Bottom”.  Blake Allison, the vocalist, told a good story about how his late father wanted him to play sports but he told his dad that he wanted to be a musician.  So despite his dad wanting him to play sports, his dad went out the next day and bought him a drum set.   You can learn more about the band and the inspiration for their songs from our interview with them here.  Best Rock Interviews

Devour The Day Blake Allison of Devour The Day


10 Years has been around for over ten years now.  Their songs have comforted and given their fans a cathartic outlet.  The band is working on a new album and performed two new songs, ‘Catacombs’ and ‘Novocaine’.  The fans get into the act.  The song ‘Fix Me’ was dedicated to a guy with a crutch.  Of course, they performed ‘Beautiful’.  Jesse Hassek (vocalist) talked about how their song ‘Wasteland’ was to give people hope.  They do not get tired of performing it because of the importance of the meaning to their fans each night.



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Devour The Day
July 15, 2015
Limelight Eventplex, Peoria Illinois

Devour the day would make a stop in Peoria Illinois on July 15, 2015. Opening for Three Days Grace this hard rock alternative metal band formed in 2012 hails from of Memphis Tennesse. The band consists of former Egypt Central members Joey “Chicago” Walser on guitar ( who wore a Joakim Noah Bulls jersey with Chicago across the front) and Blake Allison on lead vocals as well as touring members Ronnie Farms on Drums and David Hoffman on guitar. Devour The Day would take the stage promptly at 7pm to a loud ovation, a ovation that would last their entire set. I must say that this is the most noise I’ve heard for a opener from start to finish in quite some time. Devour The Day would not disappoint those screaming fans as they would play a phenomenal opening set. Between the two bands that would open for Three Days Grace Devour The Day was by far the better band in my opinion. Their set was full of energy with a heavy sound, one that you can definitely bang your head to. Lead singer Blake Allison took command of the stage and the crowd as he got the crowd jumping and pumping their fists in the air. Their setlist would include songs from their debut album Time & Pressure which was released in 2014. Some highlights from their setlist would be the songs, Get Out Of My Way, Respect, and their hit song Good Man. They would also play their brand new single Faith.

Faith is the first single from Devour The Day’s new album which is set to release sometime this year. Devour The Day will be on tour with Three Days Grace through the end of July before gearing up for the XFest 15 in September with Halestorm. They will also be playing at the Monster Rock Allegiance and Monster Energy Aftershock Festivals in October before finishing off the month playing the main stage for Knotfest so make sure you get out there and check them out.


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