Sick Puppies rock The Paramount in Huntington, New York SPECIAL
Huntington - On August 3, the acclaimed rock group Sick Puppies headlined at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Rock bands Lansdowne and I Ignite served as opening acts.
Sick Puppies commenced
their set with “Die to Save You,” where Shim and Emma
soared on vocals.
“How do you feel?”
Shim asked the Long Island crowd, and they immediately broke into
the upbeat “Survive,” where the stage was graced in blue
and green lights and “Cancer.”
“New York! It’s
good to be here,” said Mark. “It’s a good night
for rock and roll.” The drummer subsequently noted that they
have a new album out called “Connect” and that they would
be signing copies of it after the show and meeting their fans.
everyone doing tonight?” asked Emma. “We’ve never
been here before, but this a really cool venue,” she added.
“Are you having a
good time?” Shim asked. “If you are, let me hear you say
‘yeah,’” he added prior to performing “Riptide,”
which is one of their most successful singles, peaking at No. 6 on
the Billboard Hot Rock Songs Charts.
“Are you still with
me?” Shim asked re-assuring that his fans are enjoying themselves.
“You guys are too loud. We can’t hear ourselves,”
he added complimenting them for their energy.
After switching electric
guitars, Shim took the time to thank them for their support. “Thank
you so much for taking your hard-earned money and spending it on a
rock and roll concert,” the front-man said graciously.
Sick Puppies noted that
they are from Sydney, Australia, a place that is quite far from the
rest of the world, however, they were able to accomplish their musical
They delivered a superb
rendition of the crowd-favorite “Maybe,” as the stage
was alternating between red and pink lights.
Following the warm reception
of “Maybe,” Shim remarked, “Thank you my friends,”
thus making them feel at home.
They continued with “My
World,” which showcased their versatility as rock artists.
Shim sang the title cut
of their new album “Connect,” as he accompanied himself
on acoustic guitar and they had the audience clapping along to it.
“We only have a few
songs left,” the lead singer said. “I need more volume
up here. You guys are ripping my head off.”
The group went on to sing
an oldie but goodie song, “Pitiful,” from their “Dressed
Up As Life” album.
Prior to singing their
final song, Shim laid his back on the floor of The Paramount stage
and played some killer guitar riffs.
For their encore, Sick
Puppies returned and sang “All The Same,” which happens
to be one of my personal favorite songs of theirs and they encouraged
their fans to get their cell phones up in the air, meanwhile others
were flickering their lighters.
“Did you guys have
fun tonight?” they asked, prior to revealing that this was “one
of the best shows in the tour.” “You guys were absolutely
amazing,” Shim underscored.
Sick Puppies continued
with “Walking Away” and they closed their encore set with
“You’re Going Down.”
“Thank you so much,”
This trio of musicians
displayed a tremendous amount of talent: Shim nailed the vocals the
entire evening and rocked the guitars, meanwhile Emma proved to be
one of the best female bassists I have ever had the pleasure of seeing
live in any genre of music. Her backing vocals were reminiscent to
those of Amy Lee from Evanescence and her beauty added to her appeal.
Mark Goodwin was incredible on drums as well.
Sick Puppies ensured that
the fans had a good time throughout the show, and their gratitude
and love for their loyal listeners was evident and reciprocated. Sick
Puppies are highly recommended seeing live whenever they are in the
For more information on Sick Puppies, check out their official website.