by Kristina Balboa
This past Sunday, March 29th, Evolution Music Inc. presented five fairly new bands at Centennial Lanes in Tinley Park, Illinois. Such bands included, ARKHAM, Mishandled, Reject My Reality, and Belmont. The last group of performers had the most hype and largest group of supporters. Chicago suburb’s very own Homesafe made this event worth-while.
Homesafe at Centennial Lanes on 3/29: Ryan Rumchaks center, Tyler Albertson right, and Emanuel Duran lower right-hand side.
Homesafe is made up of Oak Lawn locals Ryan Rumchaks on guitar and vocals, Tyler Albertson on bass and vocals, and of course Emanuel “Eman” Duran on the drums.
The atmosphere at this concert was like no other! Although the venue was quite small, seeing as it was held in the back room of a bowling alley, the crowd was full blast the entire time; singing every song as loud as they could and trying to get as close to the mic as possible. At one point in the concert there was a crowd surfing banana man and I even saw a fan walk up to Tyler in the middle of a song and the two of them bro-hugged. You definitely get a close friendship vibe from the boys and other fans in the crowd; just as nonchalant as hanging out with your own friends.
The close bond Homesafe has with their fans is apparent throughout. They couldn’t stop thanking their supporters and even the other bands that showed up, played, and stood for their set. While preforming The Only One, someone from the crowd jumped up to a mic, and they backed up to let the fan finish the verse.
Homesafe preformed songs off of their EP, a couple old songs, and one brand new song that has only been performed once before at their Saturday show at the Borg Ward in Milwaukee. This song doesn’t quite have an official name, but for the time being they’re referring to it as Bad Habits. Additional songs performed included Nothing Left to lose, Placement, The Only One, Selfless, and a few others.
Even with a minor microphone mishap, Homesafe will probably be one of the best bands you can see live, in a sense they sound just as good live as they do in the recording studio. Without-a-doubt worth a listen. Homesafe will soon be your new favorite band.