|HOLLYWOOD ENDING ROX THE ROXY WITH
The Roxy was filled to capacity, as fans
turned up for the Paradise Fears show.
Opening act, Hollywood Ending had the
place rocking from the start with "Another
Round". These guys made the most of their
short set as they launched directly into
song after song with brief introductions.
One the list was "One Wish" "Not Another
Love Song", "Good Time Girl", "Freak Like
Me" and a cover of "I'll Be There" (the
Friends theme). But it was the last
two songs that truly impressed me. An
already great show, Tyler, Cameron, Danny,
and Chris kicked things up another notch
as these "pop boys" went punk with their
brand new song "Punk Ass Kids". It was
totally unexpected, and they killed it!
Keeping things a bit heavier, they closed
with an old school rock cover of "I'm A
Believer" which was especially sick.
Hollywood Ending never ceases to amaze me,
and I am so proud of how far they have
come since Disney's NBT 3 years ago. These
kids have truly grown as musicians and
into their sound, becoming a band that I
believe is about to hit it big. Watch out
world, HWE is coming!
As someone newly introduced to Paradise
Fears, I was impressed. I found their
music unique, a little bit of everything
(pop, acoustic, rock). The lead singer is
quite the entertainer, and the
instrumentals backed him perfectly. I
liked how their songs had substance, real
messages, and how they changed up tempos,
sometimes right in the middle. The band
had a long set, an hour and a half but
they kept the crowd hyped. I especially
enjoyed how they played stuff from each
"era" of the band. Highlights tat stick
out are a song he wrote for his sister
about Depression, and not one but two
Macklemore covers. All in all, it was a
great night for music. Thanks to Paradise
Fears, Hollywood Ending, and The Roxy for
having me out, I had a blast!