Ballyhoo! at The Stone Pony

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   Well the night has arrived June 30th 2013 at The Stone Pony, Ballyhoo! was set to perform on tour with Authority Zero. I have heard so much about Ballyhoo! but have not had a chance to see them live. There were two opening bands From The Ground and Versus The World, my first thought was why these bands who are more punkish playing with Ballyhoo!. I was under the impression that Ballyhoo! was more reggae then punk or rock so I was expecting a very calm sounding performance. Wow was I taken back, coming from a background of punk rock I was so impressed by what I saw and heard. I was stunned at the live performance Ballyhoo! brought to The Stone Pony. The fans were screaming and jumping all night long showing such passion with every song. Ballyhoo! comes from Baltimore and consist of Howi Spangler (vocals), Donald Big D Spangler (drums), JR Gregory (bass) and Scott Vandrey (cutz, keys. programming). There sound is described as punk/alternative/reggae and you can absolutely here each sound in every song. Ballyhoo! has performed with some great touring bands like 311, Pepper, Slightly Stoopid, The Dirty Heads, Matisyahu and many more. The band was listed on MTV’s top 100 of bands to listen to and watch. They even had two downloadable songs on the popular video game Rock Band. They played Bamboozle 2012 as well as the entire Warped Tour 2012. The one thing I look for in a band is how they interact with the fans. Ballyhoo! did not disappoint they hung out after their set and signed autographs and took pictures with everyone that asked. You can see all of the pictures from the entire show by clicking this link .


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