In the past year, I have been to a lot of concerts at several clubs as well as several festivals. On April 10, 2019, I went to a concert at Capone’s in Johnson City, Tennessee which I felt was one of the best lineups of bands I have seen in some time. This particular night the lineup featured From Ashes To New, Ice Nine Kills, Palisades, Afterlife, and Hawk. Prior to this show, I had received some messages from some of the bands on Facebook and Twitter, so some of the bands knew I was coming to listen to their performances. The first band that hit the stage was the Lancaster, Pennsylvania metal band Hawk consisting of Rick Armellino on vocals, Jack Esbenshade on guitars, Adam Reed on drums and Bern Stabley on bass. This band gave an awesome performance with tracks from an album they hope to release sometime in the future. This was the only band of the lineup without a studio album, but listening to them, I can tell you that when they are able to, that album will go very well with the public. Next up on the stage was West Palm Beach, Florida metal band Afterlife consisting of Tyler Levenson on vocals, Andrew McGuire on guitar, Luke Walkinshaw on drums, and Tristan Edwards on bass. This band gave a great performance with songs from their January 11, 2019 album Breaking Point with heavy guitar riffs, pounding bass lines and powerful vocals. After a short break Palisades, an American post-hardcore band from Iselin, New Jersey took the stage with a lineup that features Louis “Lou” Miceli Jr on lead vocals, Xavier Adames on lead guitar, Matthew Marshall on rhythm guitar, Brandon Elgar on bass and Aaron Rosa on drums. I first saw this band great guitar work and superb vocals at Carolina Rebellion last year and on this performance, they performed tracks from their Ease The Pain album that was released December 28, 2018, plus material from their earlier albums. After this performance and a short intermission, a band that I have heard so much about and looked like everyone wanted to see with the number of people already wearing their t-shirt before entering the venue. The band is Ice Nine Kills, an metalcore band from Boston, Massachusetts with the current lineup of Spencer Charnas on lead vocals, Justin DeBlieck on lead guitar and keyboards, Patrick Galante on drums, Joe Occhiuti on bass and Ricky Armellino who I saw earlier that evening playing with the band Hawk on rhythm guitar and backing vocals. With monster makeup, masks and great costumes they gave an amazing performance with clean and unclean vocals, heavy guitar riffs, and pounding drum beats, they played tracks from their latest album the October 5, 2018 album The Silver Scream and their earlier albums. They gave a performance that I will remember for a long time. Finally to hit the stage was the headliner From Ashes to New, an American rock band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania featuring Danny Case on Vocals, Matt Brandyberry on vocals, keyboards and rhythm guitar, Lance Dowdle on lead guitar and Mat Madiro on drums. Their set was rather short compared to the other bands and they played several tracks from their 20 April 2018 album The Future, ending their night with their major hit Crazy. Still, they gave a great performance. During the evening I was able to get all my vinyl albums signed by all the bands and the band Hawk signed a poster for me. The only signature I missed was the lead singer for Ice Nine Kills as he split to his bus after the performance. All in all, this was a great evening and Capone’s is the place to enjoy good music, good food and drinks, and also have a good time.