Photos: Red Sun Rising and Pop Evil @ The Agora Ballroom

Friday night, I finally was able to see Akron's own Red Sun Rising again as they opened up for Pop Evil at the Agora Ballroom.

As Red Sun Rising always do, they had a bunch of hardcore supporting fans cheering them on. It was nice to see a few familiar faces from past shows I've seen. Their following has increased dramatically over the past year and for good reason. They're releasing their new album entitled, "Polyester Zeal" on August 8th. I believe three of the songs off the album here played that evening, with a brand new one never before performed live.

This was my first time seeing Pop Evil. From past shows I've seen online and positive reviews, I thought it was a no-brainer to at least check them out. Great stage energy made this one of the better shows I've seen in awhile. Leigh Kakaty, the lead singer, came out in a Cleveland Cavs t-shirt and sporting his LeBron James shoes declaring he's a HUGE James fan and was disappointed the team lost the Finals. The crowd and band brought the energy as this made for a smooth and memorable night for me. Thanks Cleveland!

Photographer's Notes:

Nikon D600 (Updated)
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8