Radio station Q103-FM celebrated the recent holiday with the “Thanksgiving Hangover Show” at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany.
Poughkeepsie natives Pipebomb started the night off, and their fans were out in full force. This hard-rock quintet tried out for Q103′s “Play for the Stage” back in July. They made it to the finals but came in second place – losing to Selfish Needy Creatures, who won the opening slot at SPAC with Godsmack – so Pipebomb was chosen to perform at the T-Day Hangover show for rocking so hard. Their loud and powerful, cohesive sound got the crowd going and set the mood for the rest of the night.
Tennessee rockers Egypt Central took the stage next. From the first moment on stage, they erupted with powerful energy and blasting sound. Both guitarists and vocalist John Falls were hyped up, moving and jumping around the stage, and drum sticks were often seen flying. At one point in the performance, frontman Falls screamed, “When we go crazy, we want to see YOU go crazy,” encouraging those sitting in the bleachers to get on their feet. The 45-minute set included crowd favorites “Taking You Down,” “The Drug,” “Kick Ass,” “You Make Me Sick” and “White Rabbit.”