Beartooth Bring The Disease Tour To Cannery Ballroom
Article + photos by Nick Zimmer
I recently had the pleasure of covering Beartooth’s The Disease Tour Part Two at Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN. Bringing along Dead American, Hands Like Houses, and Of Mice & Men, we knew Beartooth were ready to cause a ruckus at the large yet intimate venue.
The night opened up with Dead American taking the stage, ripping right into “Ants and Pawns,” and immediately grabbing the crowd’s attention.
Their set was short but sweet, and was full of energy, tight musicianship, and highlighted by the power of vocalist Cove Reber. This was definitely a heck of a way to start off the night.
Australian quintet Hands Like Houses are out in support of their newest album -Anon which was released back in October. The group’s high energy and catchy yet heavy sound was polarizing and had the audience starting to move and sign along.
Their set was heavy with tracks from both -Anon and Dissonance and translated from record to live performance flawlessly.
Of Mice & Men have been making headlines throughout their entire career. Recently, vocalist Aaron Pauley had surgery that caused the band to surprisingly miss only six shows. Back on the road and at full strength, Of Mice & Men showed exactly why they have become such a powerhouse in the scene.
Pauley’s growls, mixed with the crushing tones of the band, had everyone in the room headbanging and opening the pit up. The band recently released a new track, “Mushroom Cloud”, which you can check out here.
The night culminated with Beartooth coming out after hyping up the crowd with Queen’s “We Will Rock You” and instantly launching into “Bad Listener”. From the very get go it was non stop energy from the Columbus, OH based band. They seamlessly ran through 14 tracks including an encore of “In Between”.
Vocalist Caleb Shomo had full command of the crowd — fans were up off their feet and screaming every word back at him. With the band’s message of hope and honesty about mental health, it’s easy to see why fans connect so deeply with Beartooth. Be sure to catch Beartooth if they roll through your town and take a listen to their latest album, Disease, here.