First up was the husband & wife duo Closeness, a.k.a. The Faint’s own Todd Fink and Azure Ray’s Orenda Fink. The couple came on stage playing double beat electro around guitars, moving the crowd by their sound, including double lyric singing and fast movements on stage. Before the show I have never seen Todd Fink side project like this I found it to be amazing, yet I have never seen the band live I found it to be pure electronic driven sound-around guitars, driving the crowd with interest and amusement.
With Ritual Howls, you have to understand the concept of darkness involved in the musical sets throughout with rhythmic guitar driven sound, and basically balanced around lyrics involved in their stage performance. The night I happen to see them for me it was basically balanced & dark, and the dark energy was moving the crowd with much interesting artistic sound.
The Faint came on like rolling thunder, electronically driven by different songs playing through the set list and atmosphere of the crowd was motivated by energy around the stage. Along with new songs off their album Egowerk also old ones were played, like my favorite, “Glass Danse”.