GLASSJAW by Mike Fox
First and foremost I would like to thank my buddy Danielle at musicisart for allowing me to give this guest review for one of my favorite bands. On Wednesday November 25th 2009 at The Chevrolet Theater in Wallingford, CT, GlassJaw took the stage with a very dim lighting set, a backdrop of green Puerto Rican flag, Mr. Daryl Palumbo lead singer/front man of GJ bearing a very dapper suit.
The intro started with (You Think You’re) John Fucking Lennon which has not been released on cd as of yet but will be released hopefully soon! which starts out with a very simple drum beat that builds to a chaotic heavy masterpiece a perfect way to start the evenings set. The set followed with glass jaw favorites like Tip Your Bartender, Mu Empire, Star Above My Bed, Ape Dos Mil a set that was very “Worship and Tribute” influenced for the most part with a few newer song‘s and one which front man Daryl claimed to call “Chicken Salad“, just an inside joke .
The stage performance of Glassjaw was a very intimate set, all band members very close to one another as if they were a garage band in a cramped basement setting. The vibe on stage was very calm and collected during moments and front man Daryl Palumbo’s energy and stage presence has never failed to amaze as usual, often comparative to Deftones Chino Moreno and Jacob Bannon of Converge, from his gut wrenching screaming in John Lennon to singing the catchy melodies of Ape Dos Mil.
The moment Glassjaw arrived on stage to the final song Siberian Kiss, It brought my to a very nostalgic point of remembering the first time I heard the cd “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence”, and feeling eternally hooked. GlassJaw is a powerful band that has stayed true to themselves and their music throughout the many of lineup changes and obstacles that has hit them in their face‘s, I amongst many other Glassjaw fans look forward to their future plan’s and projects.