InElements Rocks the Black Sheep
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – This show was absolutely amazing! Headlining Maylene and the Sons of Disaster from Alabama and special guest Lionize from Maryland, this show was sure to rock from the beginning. Local act Cat Color opened the show with their original music marketing themselves as, [Colorado] Springs noise makers, but what really made the audience go crazy was local Colorado Springs band InElements.
Front-man Steven Huk Huckaby got the crowd moving from the very beginning, and throughout the show kept them pumping while he hung from the rafters and encouraged the audience’s participation. It was amazing to see a local band have so many fans that were right up front singing to every song, jumping and partying like you should at a rock show. The entire band has amazing stage presence. It was great to see how much they interacted with the fans too; throwing a t-shirt and freshly broken drum stick that showed how hard drummer Ryan Barber played. In the words of guitarist Eric Madrid, Five or five thousand, it doesn’t matter, and that is just how they played. Their energy was amazing and as a fan stated, the show was exceptional. Guitarist Matthew Tuttle even had a young fan on stage helping him play.
This band really did show that people love bands that they can relate to and have fun with. All the members stayed, watching the other great bands, throwing back a few drinks with the fans, signing autographs and partied until close. It was great to really enjoy a night hanging out with some down to earth musicians.
After InElements, Lionize got the crowd to chill and kick back, playing their fusion of rock and reggae. Their talent was great and really did get people grooving along to the beats.
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster made a great entrance as they played a commemorating Whitney Houston song just before getting on stage. Transitioning from that to their AC/DC style rock was amazing, something not many artist could pull off. They also had another Whitney Houston right after their set, paying tribute to the late music icon.
This was one of the best shows I have seen and will definitely be returning to any and all InElements shows I can, supporting the musician that really love their fans. I look forward to seeing them on tour again, as they did tour with the band 10 Years in late 2011.
Stay tuned for the sure to please interview from the band InElements, to be published later this week.