Glassjaw is like an aloof cat. They only come around whenever they feel like it and there’s a 50/50 chance they’ll only make you bleed and then disappear. I have seen them four times now, and they’re batting a solid .500 with two kick ass shows and two not so kick ass shows. The first not so kick ass show was in 2003 and can be chalked up to bad timing and general unfortunate circumstances because lead singer Daryl Palumbo was sick and unable to give his full potential. He suffers from Crohn’s Disease which has caused the band to cancel shows and tours throughout the years and most likely contributed to this show not being amazing. Plus, I got diarrhea halfway through. Fucking double cheeseburger.
The first kick ass show was in 2007 (I think?) when they first got back together. They lost their minds and everybody fucking loved it. Five years later, Glassjaw makes another return with new songs. And they only played new songs. I was pissed. Not so kick ass show number two.
And this brings us to last night at the Echoplex in Los Angeles where my girlfriend and I sweated through over an hour of Glassjaw performing kick ass show number two and leveling out their percentages.
My phone takes really shitty pictures, but that’s Daryl probably doing something weird.