JIMMY EAT WORLD

BRINGS "SOMETHING LOUD" TO STARLAND BALLROOM

Words & Photos by Anthony Vito Cosentino

September 27, 2022

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Anyone who’s ever turned on a rock or pop radio station in the early 2000s is likely familiar with Jimmy Eat World. Their commercial breakthrough record Bleed American back in 2001 yielded hits that are as passionately revered by fans today as when they were first released 20 years ago. The band shows no signs of slowing down after nearly three decades together, and with new music on the horizon, the "Something Loud Tour" was born. Jimmy Eat World made their Jersey stop at Starland Ballroom on September 23rd, 2022, treating a sold out crowd to a mix of their greatest hits, deep cuts, and of course their most recent single from which the tour got its name.

CHARLY BLISS

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Opening the night was a band called Charly Bliss, who I was admittedly unfamiliar with going into the show, but quickly made a fan out of me with their lively performance and collaborative on stage antics. Their brand of power pop was a joy to experience, as the frontwoman’s dreamlike and airy vocals contrasted beautifully with the energetic and exciting instrumentals of her peers on stage. The members of Charly Bliss have excellent synergy as a band, often interacting with one another during extended instrumental parts and showing so much joy in sharing the stage together.

JIMMY EAT WORLD

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When it was time for Jimmy Eat World to take the stage, the crowd could hardly contain their excitement as the band emerged from the shadows. They began their set with the opening and title track from their esteemed 2004 album Futures, setting the tone for a night full of nostalgic throwbacks from the band and passionate singalongs from the audience. Frontman Jim Adkins put on a strong and emotive performance, swaying to the rhythm of the music as he played and sang his heart out while stomping across the stage. The setlist consisted of Jimmy Eat World’s most recognizable hits, including “Pain,” “Bleed American,” “A Praise Chorus,” and “Sweetness,” just to name a few. The band also chose not to shy away from deep cuts, playing a little something for both the casual fans and devoted diehards alike. Toward the end of their set we were treated to a performance of their newest single “Something Loud,” and the band of course closed the show with the song just about everyone knows, their classic breakout hit “The Middle,” at which point every voice in attendance that night sang back every word.


This is definitely a must-see tour so follow the band to learn of shows in your area!

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Born and raised in Brick, NJ, I’ve had a strong passion for music for as long as I can remember. I found my love of photography in high school when I took an intro photo class my junior year, and realized over time that I could find a way to combine my two greatest passions, which is how I became a concert photographer. I graduated suma cum laude from the Honors School at Monmouth University, where I majored in Art with a concentration in Photography. I started shooting shows my senior year of college, practicing and learning at basement shows and local bar venues primarily in West Long Branch and Asbury Park. When I joined the on campus record label, Blue Hawk Records, that opened the door for all of the local shows I would frequent nearly every weekend at the start of my journey as a concert photographer. I’ve gained amazing connections though every band that I’ve photographed over the years, building my portfolio and making friends along the way. Now after over six years of shooting shows, I’ve had the opportunity to photograph some of my favorite bands at some of my favorite Jersey venues, including Rise Against, Blink 182, Sum 41, Silverstein, Bayside, Four Year Strong, A Day To Remember, Atreyu, The Used, Coheed and Cambria, and Greta Van Fleet, just to name a few. Each new show I have the opportunity to shoot becomes my new favorite show, and I love it more and more with each concert I attend. I hope that my passion shines through in my photography, as well as the accompanying reviews for all the talented bands that I have the pleasure of photographing.

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