With Palisades (Gallery Here)
The Regent in downtown Los Angeles became a time machine when Cinematic rock group Starset landed. Greeted by Laura at the entrance, she welcomed COMMS to the demonstration. A Brilliant Lie opened; but due to the rigors of Los Angeles traffic, I was not able to see this band live.
Hyde hit the stage in full neon paint and black lights for an amazing stage show that got the crowd hyped. Hailing from Japan, Hyde is known as one of the most prolific rock artists from his country and delivers a live show that shouldn’t be missed. His newest album “ANTI” was released earlier this year.
Palisades with bassist Brandon Elgar on lead vocalist as Lou Miceli recovers from medical issues, took the stage to whip the crowd into a frenzy. Although Lou is missed, Elgar filled the role admiringly.
Hoisting a white canvas before Starset’s coming, projections of the band’s shadows flicked across the screen joined by the rising attendees with the swelling music before dropping to reveal the band in post-apocalyptic dress and the opening song “Manifest” from their newest album Divisions. Starset did not disappoint, leading the audience to set their minds free from the enslaving technology of their minds. Mid set the band takes leave while we are privy to see hi-jacked communications from the future before the countdown begins and Starset reappears in their future space suits belting out “Carnivore” to the enthusiastic fans. “My Demons” closed out their night of demonstrations and gave us a great night of cinematic rock with stunning visuals and mesmerizing music.