10 Dec POP EVIL ‘TAKE IT ALL’ TOUR REVIEW
Pop Evil rocked the house with an awesomely extensive set at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD last night. The night started off with local band, Fatally Yours, led by vocalist Billy Fisher. Fatally Yours played a 5-song set which included two previously unrecorded songs “Confessions” and “Damn Your Eyes.” They also performed an impressive cover of Sponge’s “Plowed” along with “A Stabbing Friend” and “Exit Sign” off of their first EP Every Moment. Fatally Yours gave a praise-worthy opening performance and excited the crowd for the upcoming acts.
Citizen Zero took the stage a little after 8:30pm with an awesome instrumental intro into “Lure and Persuade”. The band released their much-anticipated first studio album, State of Mind, back in August. This is Rock Documented’s third time seeing this band and with each show they’ve exceed our expectations. Even since we last covered them in October, they’ve polished their performance and added an illuminated ‘Citizen Zero’ sign in the backdrop. Their set consisted of several additional songs off of State of Mind, including “Banging in the Nails” and “Save the Queen.” With their hit single “Go (Let Me Save You),” the band was on point from the signature opening guitar solo to the last chord. The audience was captivated and their attentiveness was carried through into a respectable cover of Ted Nugent’s “Stranglehold,” which paid homage to their Detroit roots. They closed out their performance with “Home” as a tribute to John Lennon on the anniversary of his death. Citizen Zero rocked their set and warmed up the audience for the rest of the night’s show.
Pop Evil started off hot with “Ways to Get High” and the crowd was ecstatic. Their marathon of a set ranged from older favorites “100 in a 55” and “Boss’s Daughter” to newer hits, including “If Only for Now,” “Trenches,” and “Lux.” They intermingled a cover of Collective Soul’s “Shine” and holiday favorite “Silent Night” as well. They recently added the talented and beautiful new drummer, Hayley Cramer, to replace Joshua Marunde who left the band in May to spend more time with his family. Cramer fit in well with the group and put on a striking performance of her own. After their 16-song main set, they briefly exited the stage before reappearing with an encore that consisted of fan favorites “Footsteps” and “Take It All.” Overall, Pop Evil, Citizen Zero, and Fatally Yours put on one fiery show on a cold Thursday night in Baltimore.