live music: THE AUTUMN DEFENSE x THE CHAPEL x 1.31.14

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Chapel; San Francisco, CA. – The Autumn Defense rolled through San Francisco recently in support of their latest album entitled “Fifth”.

Check out my review in photos…

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

The Autumn Defense rock The Chapel in San Francisco, CA. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.

Setlist:
Calling Your Name
Written
Silence
Sun
This Thing That I Found
Full 5 Paces
Back Of My Mind
None Of This Will Matter
I Want You Back
Answer
Feel You Now
Simple Explanation
Every Day
Swallows
We Will Never

I’ve been a fan of these guys for many years and they have always been on my radar to check out for a few reasons. Obviously one being the music and the other being a friend of mine from college is in the band. Every time they came to NYC, I was booked on another gig. It wasn’t until last Friday night it all fell into place. I think the last time I saw my buddy Hags, the bass player, was 12 years ago at a Jayhawks show. Everyone in the band was great to hang and talk with. They put on such a great performance in the small, intimate room that was formerly a chapel back in the day. The band has a new album out entitled “Fifth” which is solid.

John Stirratt and Pat Sansone, both of the band Wilco, worked the stage well together…splitting the singing duties while Sansone sometimes played keys. The rhythm section is as solid as it gets with bassist James “Hags” Haggerty and drummer Greg “G-Wiz” Wieczorek. Rounding out the band on pedal steel is Lakland Basses’ own John Pirruccello.

What a great night of music. Thanks for the ride home guys!

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