Monday, October 9th, Halloween came early as Motionless in White rolled through The Truman in Kansas City on their “Graveyard Shift Tour” with The Amity Affliction, Miss May I and William Control. It was a site to see as dual lines heading from the east and the west of The Truman doors completely wrapped around the building, with half of them being there for Motionless in White’s VIP meet and greet
Opening the night was William Control, a mix of Depeche Mode meets Orgy in a new wave display of pure awesomeness. William strutted around the stage with an air of cockiness that was cool and exhilarating all at the same time using his microphone a vessel of pure entertainment. Yes, I dug the shit out of these guys and they totally made my night and it had just begun. Check these dudes out.
Out next were the guys in Miss May I, which every time I see them it just makes me laugh on the inside, not in a bad way but in a completely shocked way. I have had the pleasure interviewing vocalist Levi Benton, and he is just this young, goofy and humble, amazing young man that gets on stage and completely rips your head off. The power in which he commands your attention on stage is just the other end of the spectrum when you meet him off of the stage. Its no doubt that his presence, both on and off of the stage, along with an amazing group of musicians has mad Miss May I a force in the Metal scene.
Up next, The Amity Affliction, who could have been headlining just the same as they have a huge following in the KC metro area. They defiantly used their duel vocal style to get the crowd ready for Motionless in White.
It had been a while since the Kansas City area had been privy to a performance form Motionless in White and the audience showed that they do not want it to be as long next time between visits. Motionless in White came out to a pack Truman and the crowd was amped up waiting to hear the new music from their latest album Graveyard Shift live for the first Time. The stage was set up in a way that I could only describe as creepily beautiful. It had the feel that you were watching from a cemetery with two enormous white angle statues. Well if it was a cemetery they were playing in then the dead would have been risen as Motionless in White brought the formula to wake the dead. Beautiful women with grinders in the background throwing parks accompanied a band of musicians throwing their own kind of sparks in the form of raw in your face music. It totally got “Loud” in there as The Truman faithful let everyone know there was a party going on in that building.
It was a night of pure metal with the freaks and ghouls and for one shining moment as with all metal and rock shows we were all as one, one collection of metalheads that put everything else aside and let the music unite one another.Live show review
Photos by Amber Miller