Seether Tour, 2012

SEETHER

April 20th 2012.

Venue: State Theater, Portland, Maine.

Review and Photography by Micah Gummel.

Sidecar Radio, A Great Opener!

Opening up for Seether tonight, for an unexpected surprise was Sidecar Radio.  Here in New England, Sidecar Radio has become one of the most versatile and interesting bands. They play in just about any roadhouse bar or rock club with an audience that likes to get fired up and seemingly manages to increase their wattage every year. Similar to Seether, they are  a three-part group with aggressive sound and high energy that’s incredibly invigorating when you experience them.

Seether, Live!

Seether is a South African Alternative/Grunge/Metal band. Known for hits like “Broken” and “Remedy,” or off their recent album, Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray, a personal favorite that’s rising in the charts, “Country Song.”

The back drop of the setting was the album artwork of Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray. This is the fifth studio album by Seether.  The drum set was front and center with two mikes each wrapped with a strand of red lights. It was a simple setup, allowing no distractions to deter the focus of the band.

It’s been several years since the Seether graced northern New England with a live show. An hour and thirty minutes before the doors opened, the line to get up to The State Theater, was 150 people deep! All were eager to get there fix of Seether.

Seether fans had great hopes of an awesome rock show. Due to the departure of guitarist Troy McLawhorn, they are set up as a three piece act once again. Front man, Shaun Morgan, rocked the rhythm guitar along with his signature vocals . Opening with ‘Fur Cue,’ marked by striking riffs and not missing a beat, he rolled into ‘Gasoline.’ This stoked the crowd even more and only a couple of songs later he delivered ‘Fine Again,’ which sparked the crowd to sing along. Now the volume was maxed out, or so I thought, until bassist, Dale Stewart, pulled out the acoustic guitar and played one of Seether’s signature songs, ‘Broken.’ This allowed Shaun to step away from the microphone, allowing the crowd to sing some of the verses. This was a cool vibe! It is such a good song!

Later, a solo version of ‘Gift’ delivered by Shaun was dedicated to some friends of the band for their 25th anniversary. As he finished, the crowed erupted into an mammoth applause.

Seether at the State Theatre, Portland, ME

Seether at the State Theatre, Portland, ME, 2012

Closing out the night, ‘Fake It’ and ‘Remedy’ were the last songs. There was jumping, fist pumping and singing from every angle of the room, and most definitely a perfect way to end a killer rock show. The crowd stayed, hoping for an encore set, but the house lights rose and security led them to the doors. This was a great show. The guys of Seether love what they do which was felt to the core by their energized fans!

Seether at the State Theatre, Portland, ME

From the Rail Riders:

Fan 1: I don’t know if it was a joke or what but Shaun’s mike had a set of nuts hanging from it, so it looked like there were nuts on his chin the whole night. I was cracking up it was so funny.

Fan 2: We were surprised few people crowd surfed and some were moshing I think seeing them in a small venue truly made the fans take it all in and see the genuineness of the band and there dedication to give a truly memorable show. If you can pass this on to the band “Great job come back soon!”

Fan 3: John’s Drum solo was IN-SANE ! SICK ! TRIPPY ! OUT-GRAGIOUS ! Strobe lights were flashing crazy, like they were on acid itself! The drummer John, was just unbelievable, his hand work was impeccable!.

SET LIST:

Fur Cue

Gasoline

Needles

Fine Again

Driven under

Broken

Gift (Solo by Shaun only)

Drum Solo

Breakdown

Tonight

Country Song

Rise Above This

Fake It

Remedy

For more information about Seether, visit their website at: www.seether.com

40 Responses to "Seether Tour, 2012"

  1. Hey man GREAT SHOTS! you got this covered well and the review takes me back! nice work……..

    Steve

  2. Man, great show and and excellent job great photos and review!

  3. This show was so cool I was searching for photos and reviews and fund this site. Man nice work here! I will follow on Facebook……………………….

  4. I agree great work and killer show!

  5. Amazing photos Micah!

  6. Awesome work on the photos and review it brings me back to that memorable night!!!

  7. Great review Micah, your a talented guy, too bad I had to miss this show

  8. Seether is one of the most talented groups around and in my opinion does not get
    the attention it deserves and their drummer is the best I have ever seen play!! Love me some Seether Love me some Shaun!!!!! Come back to VA!!!

  9. Micah here: Thanks for the kind words I will see you all soon!

  10. I was at this show it was crazy packed! I am amazed how good all of your photos turned out and the review is great as well. I am so happy to have seen Seether it was a great show I hope they come back to Maine soon.

  11. OMG the setlist is kickass ! Wish I was there !

  12. This is great coverage I loved the show your coverage is great nice work. I am now following this site!

  13. F*ckin’ remarkable photos here. I’m very glad I looked for Seether photos on the net. I was at this show it was so cool! Thanks so much for your work!

  14. Killer work! I loved this show it was one of the best so far this year!

  15. Woah this weblog is magnificent i really like reading your articles. Keep up the good photos! This is great I love Seether I am glad I found this site. I love the coverage.

  16. This site rocks I will follow this great work here :) Take care.

  17. Great review!Seether is a great band I was at the Nickel Back show and saw them.

  18. Killer photos watching on Face Book! :)

  19. Keep it up ,remarkable job!

  20. Great coverag I was at the show found you on Facebook sweet site you captured the night!

  21. I was at this show I love Seether I am so looking FWD to the next show!

  22. Seether rocked and the venue was awesome, I would see them again in a heartbeat

  23. Great venue for these guys, just the right size. You can tell when a band is in their element and they were during this show. This is without a doubt one of the most underrated bands out there and they have been for years. Their songs are unique and awesome on record but they’re that much better performed live, go see them !

  24. This review and photos truly made my day. I was at this show man those guys rocked!!!!Thank you!

  25. I agree great site nice work this was a great show!

  26. Great Show I can wait till end O’ summer that show will be killer!

  27. I hope you guys will be at the shows at the end of summer. I can’t wait to see the photos and the stories!!!!

  28. Seether Rocks!

    • Seether is a rock band from South Africa. Their post-grunge music appeals to me in many ways. My fairvote album by Seether is “Finding Beauty in Negative Places”. About 5/6 of this album’s songs are appealing to me.This album sold 750,562 copies. This shows how many other people agree with me on how great this band is. In my opinion, this is their best album so far. I’m sure the new album they are putting out in May will be even better than this one. This album has better songs in general than their older albums. The songs on this album are even catchier than the other ones.Seether’s lyrics are more mad and loud than other artists in this category. Most people would listen to them if they wanted to get “pumped up” or excited, or even if they were mad and needed to blow off some steam. They have many different songs with many different tempos. “Remedy” is more of a fast paced song, that is one of my fairvotes. “Driven Under” has a slower tempo and is also a fairvote of mines. Most people that would enjoy this artistr are teens and people that are in their twenties, because they are more inclined to listen to “harder” music when they are mad.In one sentence I would describe this CD as: Their greatest CD with their greatest songs. If I were to change anything about this album it would be the songs: “eyes of the Devil”, “Don’t Believe”, and “Waste”.The Good Songs:FMLYHM- Pretty good and some great lyricsFake It- Great song and other versesBreakdown-Meaningful lyricsRemedy- Fast tempo and funDriven Under- Slower, “Deep”No Jesus Christ- The lyrics catch youFallen- Pretty good all aroundCareless Whisper- Great songSix Gun Quota- Pretty great all aroundWalk Away from the Sun- Okay all aroundThe Not-So-Good Songs:Eyes of the Devil-alrightDon’t believe-decentWaste-I didn’t really like itIn conclusion, this album is the best to me. It has the best songs and you will want to listen to it over again. I’m sure if you like rock music you will love this CD.

  29. Great show one of the best!

  30. Keep them coming back I was at the State and WOW what a show!!!

  31. Killer site great photos and well Seether ROCKS!!

  32. I just wanted to comment and say that I really enjoy your site and I ended up reading way more than I expected. Good design, very usable and professionaly written. Keep up the good work :)

  33. Absolutely Killer content, Really enjoyed looking at it and just can’t wait till Seether hit NH later this year!!!!

  34. Great review post buddy look foreword to see more!

  35. Awesome show I am so looking forward to seeing them again in September! Great work on the review and photos!

  36. For people such as my person, working and living abroad along with little get in touch with to the world except for the internet, your site is precious metal for us, we can keep up-to-date and stick to the news by way of your own great blog, continue the good my friend.

  37. Pretty excellent night at Medowbrook I cant wait till you get the photos up…. Great review here!

  38. Seether is truly amazing!

  39. SEETHER ROCKS! Great photos and review!!!

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