Hope Still Flies | Five Iron Frenzy and Mike Herrera @ Showbox Market


Ska hit the mainstream right around when I started high school, and, for me, the unrivaled leader of the pack was none other than Denver's own Five Iron Frenzy. When the band went their separate ways in 2003 I had only seen them live once, and feared that one of my favorite bands were put out to pasture with the rest of the genre.

Imagine my glee when 2011 saw the band come back together thanks to an incredibly successful kickstarter campaign. They proceeded to release a new single, record a new album and go on a lovely little mini-tour which brought them right to the center of Seattle (across the street from Pike Place Market) to play the Showbox. And Mike Herrera of MXPX would be opening with an acoustic set? 14 year-old me was elated.

Five Iron erupted on the stage with all the energy and antics of their youth (they're kinda grown-ups now) with all their guitars and horns (and tiaras, and fairy wings, and unicorn pants...) in tow. 18 songs later (and sans goofy costumes), FIF closed the set with "Every New Day" as their fans are accustomed to, and left the stage with the crowd chanting for more. 14 year-old me was content.

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  1. Paul Scrapy T Truax
    Posted April 22, 2014 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing these, I love 5 iron!

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