Photos + Review: Dead Poet Society @ 7th St Entry (Minneapolis, MN)

Dead Poet Society (Boston, MA) and Silly Goose (Atlanta, GA)
April 26th, 2024
7th Street Entry in Minneapolis, MN

Hot, sweaty, and packed like sardines was how last Friday night was spent by myself and 200 other music fans at 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis. 

There’s a lot to be said about the sentiments around rock being dead, and a lot of it is true. Rock in the way it was 30-40 years ago is dead, and that’s a good thing. To always be progressing is something very important to me. Push forward, push boundaries, and strive to always better yourself and what’s around you. It’s important in life, and that includes music.

Last Friday night belonged to Dead Poet Society. I said five years ago when I first saw the band opening for Badflower and got blown away by them that this band was going to be the next big thing and the future of rock music, and this night left me feeling both vindicated and proud. Highlight of the night was Dead Poet Society pulling out an amazing surprise cover of “Hysteria” by Muse. Muse has been a common thread of a band I’ve figured they’ve been influenced by, but to hear them play one of my favorites was fantastic. I love riff driven, rhythmic focused rock like Muse, and Royal Blood. Add in vocals like Conor Mason from Nothing But Thieves and you have Dead Poet Society.

It’s not everyday that I put myself in this type of environment. I like to joke that I’m too old to be getting to shows early and too old to be fighting a crowd to get front row, but this was one show that I was 100% okay with making an exception for. I’ve been wanting to catch a headline set for these guys for a very long time, so that alone made it worthwhile, but the idea of being a part of a small, intimate, sold out show for these particular guys made me even more excited. Minneapolis definitely showed up for them.

Silly Goose I vaguely knew of going into this show. I heard and saw about their hijinks playing a set outside of a Neck Deep show in Atlanta (where they’re from), and then read that they were some blend of nu-metal and rap. Boy was I surprised at how heavy they ended up being, as well as dishing out the energy getting everyone jumping, crowdsurfing, and even climbing the ceiling. Definitely going to be keeping an eye on these guys.

Although the venue size wouldn’t quite tell the story of Dead Poet Society getting bigger (venue capacity is 250, and I’m surprised it didn’t get upgraded), the amount of people packed inside, their enthusiasm, and how hot the room got (the room itself was sweating) definitely got it across. My prediction is still unchanged from before, I’m just calling it again now; these guys are going to be getting even bigger.

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