Broad Is The Way, Cobalt Café, April 21, 2013
Broad Is The Way is an up and coming Christian melodic hardcore band from Alabama currently residing here in the City of Angels. Formerly known as The Get Down Kids, the band won a coveted spot on the Ernie Ball Stage at the Vans Warped Tour in Atlanta last summer, and they have been a thriving entity ever since. Recently opening for The Air I Breathe on Oxygen Fest at the Cobalt Café, Broad Is The Way managing to garner a good deal of attention even in spite of names such as For All I Am and This Romantic Tragedy also being participants on that memorable evening. A few weeks later on a Sunday night, Broad Is The Way found themselves at the same Canoga Park venue, this time headlining a local’s only show. With an impressive number of attendees by the stage, the band gathered at the drum kit and said a prayer just prior to their set – and unlike any of the other Christian bands I’ve seen – invited members of the audience to come up onstage to join them.
The collective launched into the stratosphere with the explosive Faith, demonstrating immediately their powerful message as well as the massive potential they have to go places well beyond the walls of the Cobalt. Choices and a brand New Song pretty much cemented the fact of greater glories to come, with various members of the audience starting a pit to show their appreciation.
One of the most dynamic songs in the set was The Seeker, featuring a live guest vocal appearance from Jeremy Harris of Kid Cadaver – another local act on the rise. Broad Is The Way then closed out their set with the exhilarating Parasite, complete with a wildly infectious chorus that inspired quite an intensive sing along with the audience members.
The musicianship found within Broad Is The Way is tight and compelling, featuring the participation of Marshall Craig on vocals, Wes Crew on guitar, Micah Rector on guitar, Robby Craig on drums, and Dean Craig on bass. With so much passion and integrity being unleashed and a clear commitment to their message, expect a label like Facedown or Solid State to be signing up these guys in the near future. In the meantime, Broad Is The Way has a self-released EP entitled Carriers now up for free download at http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?3pbvaihyyxthts1, and it’s well worth checking out! Be sure to see Broad is The Way back at the Cobalt on May 9th, this time opening for the likes of The Great Commission and Nothing Til Blood!
This event was presented by TwoHearts Concerts!
(Review and Photos by Kenneth Morton)
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