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July 6, 2013

Theory of a Deadman kicks off Canal Concert Series

Theory of a Deadman kicks off Labatt Canal Concert Series


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — At their core, Theory of a Deadman is fan friendly band. Connolly and company threw out plenty of souvenirs and even stopped before the show to sign autographs for fans as he was whisked into the venue.

Nevertheless, Theory was only part of the story. This was one of the best all around lineups I ever remember at the venue. The warm up bands truly warmed up the crowd starting with an impressive set from The Etchings, a band that features two of weatherman Mike Randle’s sons.

Buffalo based Breakerbox truly impressed me, putting on a headline like performance early in the evening. If you made it to the show early enough you left a Breakerbox fan.

Of course, the band many people were interested in seeing was Kingsfoil featuring Frankie Muniz of Malcolm in the Middle fame. Forget the kid was a child actor, he is a solid drummer. In reality the band as a whole is the real story, Kingsfoil with or without Muniz is a lot of fun to watch and listen to.

By the end of the evening the clouds had left, perhaps at the urging of Mike Randle, and Theory saved the best for last, “Bad Girlfriend.” Which sent a happy crowd dancing into the night, many of them wishing they would be the “future ex-Mrs. Connolly.”

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