Saliva/Rev Theory

By Kaitlin Follmer

Published on Monday, June 6, 2011

Saliva and Rev Theory are currently touring together around the country together. Kaitlin Follmer had the opportunity to check out the tour when they came through the Baltimore area. Check below for her impressions and photos from the show.

Rev Theory:

Making their start in 2002 as “Revelation Theory”, the group is now known as “Rev Theory” and has always been a band who has had continued success but never really blew up. Coming into the show I didn’t know what to expect from these guys, but I was very excited to see how they would translate live. I was absolutely blown away by their performance.

The concert was at Bourbon Street in Baltimore, I love and hate this venue, it is good because it is such an intimate area for bands and fans to connect. People are allowed to walk right up to the stage, and I feel like the band feeds so much from the crowd when they are in reach. Lead, Rich Luzzi definitely utilized the space given, his interactions with the crowd were constant, and the crowd fed from the energy they were putting out. I was also impressed with how they sounded, playing “Hell Yeah””Light it Up” and “Justice” was so powerful and outshined what I think most people had expected. Rev Theory stole the show, after seeing them, Saliva was a bit of a disappointment.

Saliva:

Coming out, this was the band I was here to see, I have always liked Saliva and was excited to see how well they perform. I was sourly mistaken. They came on stage and lead, Josey Scott just stood at the Microphone stand with his hands around the base of the microphone and that’s where he stood for the majority of the concert, taking breaks time to time for some head banging. While guitarists Wayne Swinny and Dave Novotny tried to compensate and make individual connections with people in the crowd. Though they did sound good, Saliva is past their prime.

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