with Velvet Voodoo Dolls, Sugar Plum Dandy, Home, Skunkjuice, The Mighty Sturgeon, Drawback, Slowpoke, Lachrymator, Doom Nation at The Vertex
by Scott Hefflon
Start the night out with a surge of adrenaline! These guys pull no punches and don’t bother with mealy-mouthed foreplay. They exploded into a tight, aggressive hardcore set (hey, is there any other kind?) that got the floor buzzing. Like killer bees, the pit crawled all over itself right from song one! The drummer, JJ, meshed so perfectly with the rest of Way that you’d never suspect he just joined the band. It might be hard to imagine Hendrix-gone-hardcore, but there it is.
Highlights were the cryptic and haunting vocals on “Clear” and “Blind” and the crowd favorite: A blistering cover of Neil Young’s classic “Old Man.” Another intense tune was “The Anti Love Song,” for obvious reasons. For a band that’s been together for less than a year, Camerons Way put on a great live show and can really move a crowd.