Venue: The Machine Shop
City: Flint, MI
Date: May 21, 2015
Review and Photographs by: Todd "Toddstar" Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com)
Some bands plug away and pick up fans as they move through their musical journey - Otherwise is one of those bands. These guys, the "WISEGUYS," have plugged along and kept true to their sound, style and core beliefs. This comes across whether you are chatting with them, as I did recently with lead singer Adrian Patrick [interview HERE], or whether you see them take control of a stage and audience. Recently the Patrick brothers, Adrian and lead guitarist Ryan, along with drummer Corky Gainsford, guitarist Andrew Pugh, and bass player Tony Carboney, took over The Machine Shop in Flint, MI and gave the enthusiastic crowd exactly what they came for. Opening the show with a raffle for a one-of-a-kind drum head drawn by Gainsford, the band soon came out and steered the rest of the night with their rock and roll prowess. Playing tracks from their two major label releases, True Love Never Dies and Peace At All Costs, the audience got what they wanted - a night full of powerful and meaningful rock. Whether the guys were rocking out their latest single "Coming For The Throne" or their breakout hit "Soldiers," they were on top of their game and they left everything they had on that stage on a crazy Thursday evening. If you get the chance to take in an Otherwise show over the summer, do yourself a solid and get there. If you aren't a fan or familiar with their music, you will be... if you are a fan, you totally understand what I am talking about.
Complete set of OTHERWISE show photos HERE