Taking Back Sunday / From Autumn to Ashes / Recover / Somehow Hollow Rainbow, Montreal QC - March 29, 2003

Listening to Taking Back Sunday is like an elementary school romance. In public, you try not to show your affection because the other kids might make fun of you. But really, deep down inside, you want to give your boyfriend or girlfriend a big wet kiss. No matter how hard you try to hide the fact that you may like Taking Back Sunday, it's impossible to resist their infectious emo-punk sound and terribly smart lyrics. Ontario natives Somehow Hollow kicked off the show and tried to prove that there is life after Grade. Unfortunately, halfway through the set the audience was well aware that the best thing about Grade was their raspy voiced front-man Kyle Bishop, who is not part of the Somehow Hollow line-up. Southern natives Recover followed with a good set of beautifully heavy melodies, but the band's unnecessary comments about how girls are too afraid to go in the pit turned many off. From Autumn to Ashes were welcomed back with open arms, playing a strong set of older songs and songs off their forthcoming record. Overall, the headlining Long Islanders stole the show and helped bring a little sunshine to a very rainy day in Montreal.