After Dark’s tradition continues with Every Time I Die - WINNER
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • December 19, 2013 @ 11:35am
(Update, 12/19 at 11:30 a.m.: Congratulations to Chris Schramm for being randomly selected to win a pair of tickets to Friday’s Every Time I Die show. Thanks to all who entered as well.)
Some holiday traditions involve decorative stockings, festive candy-cane-shaped cookies or—slightly more morbid—Austria’s inclusion of the Krampus. (Frankly, it’s a real-life “hide yo’ children” moment).
For the ninth straight year, Every Time I Die will draw hardcore revelers to downtown Buffalo—but the yearly gathering has become so popular that it’s expanded beyond just one show.
At 6 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Every Time I Die will be joined by letlive. and the Code Orange Kids on a bill at Waiting Room.
Tickets are $20 in advance for each show—you can purchase them here—or $25 at the door.
After Dark has graciously showered us with a pair of free tickets to us for the Friday night show, which we’ll kindly give away in the comment section below by 5 p.m. Wednesday. Here’s the question:
**What’s the strangest holiday tradition you’ve ever heard of?** (If you can’t think of one, just Google it. We’re not trying to make this hard).
ETID still boasts three of its original members—brothers Keith and Jordan Buckley as well as Andy Williams—from 1998, and currently also include bassist Stephen Micciche and drummer Ryan Leger.
The band is a draw not only because of its local roots, but also because of the energy of its live show. The video embedded below acts as fair warning not to stage-dive—or at least to choose your ventures wisely—but it’s also a good indicator of the pseudo-controlled chaos of an ETID show.
That is MMA fighter Josh Barnett twirling an ambitious fan around on stage before casually tossing him back into the crowd. The post-dross air drum doesn’t make Barnett look too cool, but I wouldn’t say that to his face, of course.
Every Time I Die last released an album in 2012 with “Ex Lives,” which you can preview and-or purchase here on iTunes.