Asking Alexandria at the Ogden Theatre, 11/27/12

Categories: Last Night

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Eric Gruneisen
Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria last night at the Ogden Theatre. Slide show: Outbreak Tour at the Ogden

Frontman Danny Worsnop uttered the same platitudes we've all heard ad nauseum at rock shows. "How you guys doin'?" "Are you with me, Denver?" "I like turtles!*" The set was expertly executed but didn't showcase much diversity. Dynamics is a foreign concept to Asking Alexandria. "Someone Somewhere," "Dear Insanity" and "Morte et Dabo" constituted the mid-set offerings.

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Eric Gruneisen
Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria last night at the Ogden Theatre. Slide show: Outbreak Tour at the Ogden

Asking Alexandria continued their assault with late-set entries like "Alerion" and "Final Episode," which sounded much like the rest of the earlier songs. It was a night for full-throated gutteral screams and angelic choruses. While Asking Alexandria may still be coming into their own stylistically, last night was a reminder of times when rock music still felt unsafe and unhinged.

*Kidding, obviously, but how freaking awesome would that have been?!


CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK

Personal Bias: As someone who grew up listening to many of the acts that clearly inspired Asking Alexandria (see: Motley Crue, Guns n' Roses, Ratt), I wasn't too impressed with this band's impersonations of those grandaddies of '80s hard rock.

Random Note: Asking Alexandria's stage backdrop was mostly hidden, but it appeared to be a replica of the Sex Pistols' God Save the Queen.

By the Way: The following T-shirt logos were spotted: "Pull the trigger, bitch," "I (heart) Mosh Pits" and "666 Bitch." Gloria Steinem was nowhere to be found in this crowd.




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Ogden Theatre

935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

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