Photo Spotlight: The Struts

The Struts recently came through Pittsburgh on their largest headlining tour yet, featuring two incredibly talented openers. This sold out show was insane to say the least, and it is truly hard to put this night into words.

JJ WILDE

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JJ Wilde is an alt rock artist from Kitchener, Ontario. She and her band had the perfect energy to start the night.

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JJ Wilde is a fairly new artist, releasing her first EP in June of this year. Her music is super raw, honest and very relatable. I haven’t been able to stop listening to it! She might still be starting out, but I can tell she is going to go to big places!

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She just released a music video for her song “Wired” and let me tell you, it’s a masterpiece! Go check it out and be inspired!

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THE GLORIOUS SONS

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The Glorious Sons are a six piece rock band, also from Ontario. They really knew how to get the crowd hyped up for the headliner.

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I’m not kidding when I say I have never seen an artist with the level of energy that frontman Brett Emmons had. There wasn’t a moment he was still for longer than a couple seconds. It made photographing him pretty challenging, but it made their set so entertaining!

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The crowd seemed to know every word of each song. There was great excitement when the band covered Fatboy Slim’s song “Praise You.”

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If you’re into rock music and The Glorious Sons are coming to a venue anywhere near you, you HAVE to go.

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THE STRUTS

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The Struts are a four piece English alt rock band. They have two studio albums out with their most recent being released in October 2018. I’ve been listening to The Struts for some time now, but this was the first I’ve seen them live. Wow, I didn’t realize how much I had been missing out on! The show was beautiful and really sparked a lot of creativity in me.

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The first thing I noticed when I got to Stage AE was that The Struts attracted such a diverse crowd. There were people of all ages. There was a girl right at the barricade who couldn’t have been more than ten years old.

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The band was very interactive with their audience and acknowledged them every chance they got. Frontman Luke Spiller was constantly at the edge of the stage making eye contact and reaching out towards his fans. This gave the show such a special vibe.

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From the lights to their stage presence to the perfect mix of both old and new songs, everything about The Struts set was enjoyable. Their creativity and passion for their art radiated off of them into the venue. I can guarantee you that not a single person in attendance to the sold out show left disappointed.

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If you’re looking for new music, I highly recommend checking these bands out if you haven’t already. Trust me. You can thank me later.

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TAGS: JJ Wilde | The Glorious Sons | The Struts


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