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Theory of a Deadman

Theory of a Deadman

The Ritz Raleigh, October 5th

Photos by Michael Macsuga

Review by Martini Lady

My ears are STILL ringing from a great show Saturday night!   Theory didn’t disappoint, delivering on the songs we know and love with a splash of what’s to come on their new album release (“Say Nothing”) January 31, 2020 to start the year off right.

Tyler Connolly – lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, piano

 

Formed in 2002, Canadian post-grunge, alt-rock band Theory’s headlining tour efforts are solid, holding their own with a growing fan base.  The crowd at The Ritz Raleigh Saturday night spanned about three generations, age-wise, proving that their sound has wide appeal.  

Dave Brenner – rhythm and lead guitar, backing vocals

Songs spanning the band’s 16 years-worth of (six) albums were represented:  “Lowlife”, “Not Meant to Be”, “Santa Monica”, “Bitch Came Back”, “Angel”, “Bad Girlfriend”, “Hate My Life”, Rx (Medicate)”…and more, plus a new song released last month “History of Violence” from their upcoming album.   There was something for everyone!

Joey Dandeneau – drums, backing vocals

One note on the lighting. While it was dynamic, it would have worked well in a much larger venue.  Being that the The Ritz is small and relatively intimate, the magnitude of the lights behind the band – shining directly toward the crowd – were overpowering, obliterating the band from sight for moments and strobing at times so frequently that they could be considered seizure-producing.   There were some dramatic, moody moments as well – the stage flooded with deep red hues, nice effect.  

Dean Back – bass, backing vocals

Great show and, like everyone else there, I can’t wait for the new album to drop.

Tyler Connolly – lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar

 

Tyler Connolly – lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar

Dave Brenner – rhythm and lead guitar, backing vocals

Dean Back – bass, backing vocals

Joey Dandeneau – drums, backing vocals

Tyler Connolly – lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar

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