Neverset reunites at Trees for one night stand
Local rockers Neverset reunited on Saturday night for a final Dallas show at Trees in Deep Ellum. The event was a benefit for the Head Trauma Center of Dallas, in honor of Jeremy King, former guitarist for Altered, who lost his life in an accident two years ago. Jeremy was well-loved in the local music scene, as evidenced by the number of bands who turned up to help celebrate his life.
Opening the show was Drayter, a hard rock band composed of teenagers, who showed more polish and energy than a lot of bands who have been together much longer. Leading off with a Metallica’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls”, they played a set mixing covers and originals. The crowd was still fairly light at this point, which was unfortunate, as Drayter is a band worth seeing.
During the set changes on the main stage, the crowd moved to the patio where, if you could make it through the cloud of cigarette smoke, you could enjoy acoustic performances from Dave Embry of Fray (with Bric of Neverset) and Christian Sly and the JC All Stars.
Up next was My Heart’s Cry, a pop band among all the rock on display. Not to be outdone, though, they cranked it up to 11 and kept the momentum going. Secret of Boris then elevated the festivities from a standard concert to something that felt a lot more like a huge party. Their set included the song “J,” their tribute to Jeremy King.
By the time Adakain took the stage, the place was packed. Fronted by Ryan Ray of Neverset, Adakain brought the hard rock back to the show. This trend continued with Overscene, and between the two bands, the crowd was whipped into a frenzy.
Finally, Neverset took the stage. Playing for a full hour and a half, they gave their fans everything they could possibly want, short of a promise to continue with the reformed band. The mosh pit manifested almost immediately after the guys started playing and continued through the encore (which featured guest vocals from Adam Gontier of Three Days Grace).
As suddenly as they returned to rock Dallas, Neverset will soon fade into memory again, as they scheduled only one additional appearance in Houston on Sunday. That said, they definitely put on a great show to remember them by.
Secret of Boris
My Heart’s Cry