Craig Owens Invites Geoff Rickly and Nate Bergman To Rock The Hollow in Albany, NY
Three of the most influential figures of the post-hardcore scene collided at The Hollow for an intimate set on a rainy Sunday night. Presented by Sound Talent group, Craig Owens (Chiodos, D.R.U.G.S) shook Albany, New York accompanied by the talented Geoff Rickly (Thursday, No Devotion) and Nate Bergman (Lionize) leaving the room silent as the pitter patter of the rain amplified the breathtaking vocals and infectious instrumentals.
Guest star and Nate Bergman opened the show full force for the first time solo. His act crescendo with an original song “Manchester,” one he had written while grounded in the United Kingdom during the pandemic. His energetic and raw voice resonated within the crowd ultimately warmed up the crowd for headliners Craig and Geoff.
To the audience’s surprise Craig Owens and Geoff Rickly stepped on stage together, taking turns playing music from their respective bands in a battle of the band-esque performance. The two frontmen complimented each other very well and created a safe space as the headliner’s relived heartfelt stories from their experiences in the last two decades. The two sang iconic hits from their past like Geoff’s “Turnpikes Divide” and Craig with “You Told Me You Loved Me,” “Cemetery Weather, and “Baby You Wouldn’t Last a Minute on the Creek” and many more throwbacks.
Craig announced his future plans for Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S) revealing he has been working on the album for about a year and a half with about 14 demos written so far. D.R.U.G.S will be visiting Empire Underground in Albany on Nov. 2 for their American Tour.
The current tour continues for six more nights, buy your tickets here.