A knock out caught the world by surprise. Many were still in shock hours after Manny Pacquiao received an unexpected blow and fell to the ground. Though it was the current buzz, another storm was to take the Metro like a bolt of thunder.
Hitting the country with a surge of sound for the second time in a year is Phoenix-based band, This Century. Having dominated the charts of radio stations such as RX 93.1, it is no wonder that they are back in just six months. Previously alongside We Are The In Crowd and Set Your Goals in June, they had their first headliner in the country last December 9 and 10.
December 9, 2012 at The Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill
The Venice Piazza open grounds, usually empty save for the benches engulfing the area, was transformed to a concert venue that evening. The set-up was quite different from the usual concert layout. A small twist to the arrangement was the tables surrounding the VIP section. Newfound fans were watching from their tables as they ate while others, simply put: rocked the night out.
The moment This Century had bolted on stage they ignited the spark that would send the crowd exploding into a ball of energy. The sound of the keyboard broke the silence, signaling the show’s commencement. To those familiar with the tune of the piano, they anticipated the simultaneous entrance of the drums and guitar. “Don’t stop me from falling,” Joel Kanitz, the lead singer, began. And the crowd had already started to sing along.