Review/Photos: Hunter Valentine rocks the Pike Room 10/7
With a fiery energy and a love for their art, Hunter Valentine, smack in the middle of their "Collide and Conquer" tour, rocked the Pike Room like it was Madison Square Garden. Drawing inspirations from big, dramatic bands such as Muse and Radiohead, Hunter Valentine drove out of Toronto to Brooklyn, NY to start their career in 2004 and have not disappointed since. Hunter Valentine are the epitome of strong, unified women with Kyomi McCloskey on guitar and as lead vocalist, Laura Petracca on drums, Veronica Sanchez on bass, and Aimee Bessada on guitar and keyboard.
Queen Caveat opened for Hunter Valentine; an edgy, hard-hitting band that set the perfect mood for the nights headliner.
Although the Pike Room isn’t the largest venue the band has played, they get just as nervous as they did the first time they ever took the stage; and with Laura playing lefty because of a fractured foot and Aimee playing keyboard for the first time in a while, they had every reason to be nervous. However, they got on stage exuding confidence and poise and played the best show they could for their fans, and believe me no one in the room was let down. The crowd was amazing and giving off the best energy to the band who was returning it right back to us, everyone was excited to be there. During our interview we expressed to HV what Detroit's rich music history meant to us, and on stage they let us know that they could feel our hometown pride. Special shout out to tour mgr Shahin for hanging with us, killing it behind the merch and being awesome! Detroit can’t wait for Hunter Valentine to return with their intense passion for rock ‘n’ roll and their powerful vitality! -B2 for MCB
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