Poison The Parish World Tour


Photos and Review by Logan Rendulic


Seether hit Pittsburgh on Friday May 19th on their current tour one day before they took the stage in Columbus, Ohio for Rock on the Range. One thing to note when going to a show at Stage AE is check the schedules for the Pirates and the Steelers if a show date coincides with their respective seasons. This is being mentioned because of how busy the North Shore area was with vehicle traffic and foot traffic from the Buccos game and the increased parking prices of some lots in the area. 


The line up consisted of opening acts  Kaleido and Letters Through the Fire, and of course Seether. The first band to warm up the crowd was Kaleido. Kaleido is a band form Detroit, Michigan thats been touring for a good four years and slowly building their musical resume. One of their first shows in western Pennsylvania was 3 years ago at the popular Voodoo Brewery in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Kaleido played seven songs on this night at Stage AE most of which are off their new album titled ‘Experience’.


After Kaleido left the stage from their solid performance San Fransico’s female fronted rock band called Letters Through the Fire took the stage. Vocalist Alexa Kabazie got the crowds attention the moment she took the stage wearing her Pittsburgh Penguins t-shirt (Phil Kessel, for those curious to who her favorite player might be). Now this isn’t the old bland case of a band wearing the local teams apparel just to appease the crowd, Alexa informed the crowd after a few songs that while the band is based out of San Fran., she was actually a resident of the Pittsburgh area before joining the group. During their performance they did a special cover song in light of events that had unfortunately hit the music community the day before. As a tribute to Chris Cornell they did a cover of an Audioslave song that nearly the whole crowd sang along to.


Speaking of tributes to Chris Cornell, Seether performed a song in Cornell’s memory. Assisted by Alexa from LTTF the guys from Seether played their song ‘Broken’ in its entirety and the whole crowd joined in with singing the lyrics and holding lighters or cell phone lights in the air. Aside from the tribute to the late Chris Cornell, Seether played a phenomenal show that everyone there enjoyed. The only thing that had the attention of a few people other than the bands on stage was the one TV toward the back that had about 15 people in front of it watching the Penguins win a crucial game 4 in their best of seven series against the Ottawa Senators. Luckily though the Penguins game ended about half-way through Seether’s set and the few bodies dispersed back into the crowd to enjoy the killer show that was being put on. Yet again this was another great show put on by Seether for the people of Pittsburgh. If you have yet to catch them its highly suggested that you make an attempt to see a show next time they are in town.   




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