Pure Noise Records stars The Story So Far were the first to play the main stage at the Vans Warped Tour in the Chicago suburb Tinley Park, IL on July 23. Warped Tour had just begun but the muggy heat and water vapor left everyone sticky and stifling. However, the band was met with a massive audience. After one of the band’s first songs, their set came to a grinding halt when a concertgoer had a seizure. Personnel acted swiftly and the band handled the tense incident respectfully. Despite the mishap, the band returned to their set full force. The Story So Far finished off their set with a friend singing the verse of a song. View our full gallery here.
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Vans Warped Tour 2016
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tinley Park, IL
Dowsing are an indie/emo band from Chicago, IL formed in 2010. They are one of my favorite modern emo bands, and I can’t wait to see what they’ll do in the future. They have quite a few releases, ranging from splits to full lengths, so there’s quite a bit of depth to their discography. They have very unique lyricism that I feel sets them apart from the rest in that regard, using heavy imagery to make their point and create something different and unusual inside the head of the listener. The music itself has a calm dynamic to it, while not straying too far from the sort of energy and heaviness that is normally presented with modern emo bands.
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MacKenzie Mauzy was originally cast as Ilse on the 1st National Tour of Spring Awakening, but had to leave the cast because she wanted to play that (basically) 5 minute role of The Seamstress in A Tale of Two Cities on Broadway.
You probably know her from the 2014 Into the Woods movie where she played Rapunzel! And did a pretty dang good job. But did you wonder where she came from?
Well after A Tale of Two Cities she then went on the understudy the role of Natalie in Next to Normal on Broadway and went on multiple times. Here is a clip of her here [LINK].
She then went on to star in a new musical call White Noise in Chicago but it doesn’t seem to have done very well.
Mackenzie also went after the role of Cosette in the 2012 Les Miserables movie and it came down to her and Seyfried. Here is her audition video [LINK]. I would have been very interested to see her version of Cosette.
She has also done a lot of TV work, for instance you might recognize her as Abigail from ABC’s new show Forever.
Sheesh MacKenzie has done a lot and she’s only 26!