Aftershock 2017 wrapped up with a lineup that included: Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm, Them Evils, News Year Day, Hollywood Undead, Butcher Babies, Ded, Starset, In This Moment, and Ozzy Osbourne.
Hollywood Undead took the Blackcraft stage yesterday afternoon with the bravado of a bull let loose in the Prado. But it didn't end there. The Butcher Babies took the Monster Stage and melted everyone's faces with an electrifying, earth-rattling set. Both bands are releasing albums later this month - you can catch them on October 27th at The Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino in Las Vegas.
In This Moment is a band that likes to keep you on your toes and switch up the set show after show. They earf*cked the crowd with visuals to match. Aftershock was happy to have this band all up in their business.
With a fresh new hairdo, Lzzy Hale delivered another awesome performance with Halestorm. She and her band have come back onto the scene recently and are proving again that they are one hell of a force to be reckoned with.
Speaking of Ladies of Music, huge horns up to the one and only New Years Day. This band captivates from the first note they drop. Lead vocalist Ash Costello does more than raise the bar for women of music, she sets it. Judging from the crowd's reaction at Aftershock, I am not the only one who thinks this way.
It's been wayyyyyyy too long since we've seen Suicidal Tendencies. Their performance on day 2 of Aftershock 2017 reminded us and everyone in attendance that they're alive and well.
We first met Them Evils at Aftershock 2016 and fell in love with them immediately. One year and many encounters later at festivals around the U.S., we got together again on camera. One of the Evils bares all (technically not all, but let's just there was a moon sighting around 4pm at Aftershock) for official interview 2 with ROCKwell UnScene & Tattoo.com - coming soon.
Aftershock is a festival that also includes a music experience tour that lets fans see the behind the scene of what happens in the music media area. The tour includes all ages. I got to meet an itty-bitty 3-year old at her second Aftershock. She was a fan of the music and came from a musical family that included 2 older sisters in bands.
As you can see, festivals are more than just the music, so be sure to get your tickets for next year’s Aftershock. Until then, enjoy seeing it through our eyes.