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Live photos: Nothing More, Amos' Southend (8/19/2014)

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Nothing More w/ Sleepwave, A Course of Action, Ghostpilot
Amos' Southend
Aug. 19, 2014

San Antonio, Texas, quartet Nothing More brought its unique brand of hard rock to Amos' Southend on Aug. 19, 2014, enthralling the small crowd for the duration of the band's hour-long set. A majority of rock fans were probably across town watching Motley Crue perform on their final tour, but that's the past and Nothing More is the future.

Nothing More's use of two drums, a percussive vocal style — singer Jonny Hawkins hits his throat and chest at times to create rhythmic patterns in his voice — and a bass rig that allows three band members to play it at once could be considered a gimmick if it didn't work so damn well.

Hawkins, a former drummer, uses a small drum kit at the front of the stage to accent many songs' beats; though he never stands still for long. Leaping on top of the kit, getting up close to the crowd and making full use of the stage, his presence commands attention.

The band played most of its self-titled album that was released earlier this year on Eleven Seven Music. It's the third time they've played Charlotte this year — once as an opening act for Chevelle and on the main stage of Carolina Rebellion.

The show also featured Sleepwave (featuring Underoath frontman Spencer Chamberlain), A Cause for Action and Ghostpilot.

Christ Copyright
The Matthew Effect
Bass solo
This is the Time (Ballast)
First Punch
If I Were
Friendly Fire
I'll Be OK

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