Well, that weekend is here where couples get to celebrate their love towards each other. Valentine’s Day is so important for those who are in a relationship and shows a true testament to how each person feels towards one another. However, me on the other hand, I happen to be single for the first time in 4 years for this wonderful holiday.
Now, I may sound bitter. Yet, I am not. Are you wondering why? First off, I am in love with being single at the moment. I am actually doing a lot thanks to this amazing magazine I work for. So, there is no frown on this chick’s face. I am doing plenty and then some. Second, I got to spend my Valentine’s Day weekend rocking out with an amazing metal band called Left With Tomorrow. I would rather listen to hard and heavy rock music than be stuck at a fancy dinner with sappy love songs playing in the background. Yeah, no thank you.
Left With Tomorrow hales from the great state of Wisconsin consisting of five very talented and devoted musicians. The band prides themselves on “creating something from nothing has it challenges and that is what drives us.” Aaron Michael is the energetic, magnetic lead singer with pipes that can tear any roof down. Michael Black plays the bass like it’s his bitch and has a very powerful growl that will scare the living shit out of anyone. Stephan Stancyk strums the ever impressive lead guitar with such dedication and power. Charlie Anderson adds to the lineup with his massive guitar skills. And rounding out this striking band is Aron Spinter on drums. Aron’s timing is so precise and heavy hitting is truly astounding to watch.
The band currently has their new album out called “The Rise.” I was determined to see this band live. Here is a little background information you may enjoy: I have been friends with Michael Black’s wife, Candace for years. (Hell, Candace and I got a tattoo together with another friend of ours.} I knew about her now husband’s band for a while. I just never had the opportunity to go out and see them. So, on February 12th, I made it my mission to see Left With Tomorrow at Q Bar in Glendale Heights. (I did go on a little detour to another Q Bar in Darien. Whoops. My bad…)
Once I got there, Left With Tomorrow was on stage and I knew I was in for a killer show. I got to hand bang and dance to some gut wrenching songs like the radio favorite “Ain’t Going Out Like That,” “Worst Enemy,” and “Anchor and Dreams.”
Once the show was over, I got to sit down with these guys and see what guys being friends. Bros plus romance. I got to learn how Left With Tomorrow had their songs play for WWE, their relationship with 95.1 WIIL Rock and what they want their fans to get out of their music.
After having such a great opportunity of learning more about Left With Tomorrow, I am for sure a fan now. I love how hometown boys with wives and kids get to do what they love to do: play metal to crowds that appreciate their sound. Make sure you check these guys out if you haven’t already. Left With Tomorrow is all over that thing called social media: Facebook, Twitter. Instagram and ReVerbNation. Thanks again to Left With Tomorrow for the interview and I can not wait to see them on May 13th, 2016 playing with Royal Bliss. #Cheers