Living about an hour from Manhattan is pretty amazing. This has afforded the opportunity to see some great shows since my adolescents. I've seen shows at the now closed down CBGB as well as the original Knitting Factory in Manhattan now located in Brooklyn. Since these places have closed their doors, artists have found new venues to play and I've found some of my new favorite places to see shows.
Anberlin will be making their way back to the NY area, something they did not too long ago playing an intimate set in Brooklyn. This time they'll be playing at Irving Plaza. The last time I saw them was at The Best Buy Theatre with Switchfoot. This is going to be a way more personal show, and should be a blast as they tour to support their most recent release Vital.
Recently I saw Underoath say farewell to the New York area at Irving Plaza. Two years ago I saw Haste The Day say good bye at The Gramercy Theatre. Well, for the first time I am going to see Five Iron Frenzy on April 11th, who are saying hello the New York area after taking off quite a lot of time. They'll be taking House of Heroes with them who last came to the NYC area with Abandon Kansas last April playing at the Bowery Electric.