Every Time I Die Live at the Hi-Tone 

It might seem like you picked up a copy of the Flyer from 2004, but Every Time I Die really is playing the Hi-Tone next Monday. The metal core band from Buffalo, New York, started playing in 1998 and made it to Warped Tour-size success after 2001's Hot Damn! And 2005's Gutter Phenomenon. Every Time I Die were torchbearers of mid-2000s metal core, alongside bands like Norma Jean, Atreyu, and Evergreen Terrace.

When metal core took the country by storm, Memphis was no exception, and hundreds of kids spilled out of the suburbs and into venues like the Skate Park of Memphis, The Caravan, and The Riot to support the bands coming through town. While it might not have been the coolest chapter in Memphis music history, the metal core scene in Memphis was huge, with multiple promoters and venues building a strong foundation to make Memphis one of the premier places for groups of guys in questionably tight pants to come play.

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When the Memphis metal core scene was at its peak, locals So She Sang and Nights Like These got dibs on all the good shows. Nights Like These would later go on to sign to major indie label Victory Records and release two acclaimed albums, a testament to the strength of the scene they came from. So She Sang has reappeared for a live show now and again, but the band has mainly been a recording project for the past few years. The band posted a new song on the internet in February, but then announced that this show will be their last. The show is all ages, and starts early, so plan accordingly.


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