Rise Against, AFI and Anti-Flag fill The Armory in Minneapolis with punk-rock energy

It’s been nearly a month since that last concert that I’ve photographed and the nerves were definitely flowing when I arrived to The Armory in downtown Minneapolis last week for Rise Against. The venue was slowly starting to fill in when I got there, and the sense of excitement for the night ahead was in the air. The lineup for the night consisted of Anti-Flag, AFI, and Rise Against, and this three band lineup was more than enough to get me excited for the night ahead.

First up was Anti-Flag, a band that last played the Twin Cities area back in May at Northern Invasion. After seeing their set there, I knew what I was about to get into but I was excited to see how their punk rock energy would fill a venue the size of The Armory. As the band walked on stage, there was no question the quartet started the night with a bang. From the start to the end of their set, it felt as through their stage presence was infectious and every single person in the crowd was glued to the stage.

AFI

Anti-Flag

Next up was a personal favorite of mine, AFI. I’ll admit that before their set, I had not seen this band live before and I wasn’t sure what to expect from their performance. Opening with one of my favorite songs, “Girls Not Grey,” AFI took the stage by storm. A perfect band to follow Anti-Flag and to lead into Rise Against, AFI played a solid mix of old and new songs with an incredibly charismatic performance, captivating the crowd.

Rise Against was the last band to take the stage and once they did, there was not one moment of slice in The Armory; nearly every person that I saw was singing along, moshing, or dancing to every song. I missed their show last year at Skyway Theatre, but the improvement to The Armory did the band justice; their performance was incredible and I watched in awe of how easily the band rocked through their set, playing songs spanning the course of their discography to the crowd that soaked in every minute.

Rise Against

Rise Against

Rise Against

Rise Against

Rise Against

Rise Against

Anti-Flag

Anti-Flag

Anti-Flag

Anti-Flag

Anti-Flag

AFI

AFI

AFI

AFI

AFI

Alexa Chihos
Alexa Chihos is a music photographer based in Boston. See her work at alexachihosphotography.com.

Rise Against, AFI and Anti-Flag fill The Armory in Minneapolis with punk-rock energy

It’s been nearly a month since that last concert that I’ve photographed and the nerves were definitely flowing when I arrived to The Armory in downtown Minneapolis last week for Rise Against. The venue was slowly starting to fill in when I got there, and the sense of excitement for the night ahead was in the air. The lineup for the night consisted of Anti-Flag, AFI, and Rise Against, and this three band lineup was more than enough to get me excited for the night ahead.

First up was Anti-Flag, a band that last played the Twin Cities area back in May at Northern Invasion. After seeing their set there, I knew what I was about to get into but I was excited to see how their punk rock energy would fill a venue the size of The Armory. As the band walked on stage, there was no question the quartet started the night with a bang. From the start to the end of their set, it felt as through their stage presence was infectious and every single person in the crowd was glued to the stage.

AFI

Anti-Flag

Next up was a personal favorite of mine, AFI. I’ll admit that before their set, I had not seen this band live before and I wasn’t sure what to expect from their performance. Opening with one of my favorite songs, “Girls Not Grey,” AFI took the stage by storm. A perfect band to follow Anti-Flag and to lead into Rise Against, AFI played a solid mix of old and new songs with an incredibly charismatic performance, captivating the crowd.

Rise Against was the last band to take the stage and once they did, there was not one moment of slice in The Armory; nearly every person that I saw was singing along, moshing, or dancing to every song. I missed their show last year at Skyway Theatre, but the improvement to The Armory did the band justice; their performance was incredible and I watched in awe of how easily the band rocked through their set, playing songs spanning the course of their discography to the crowd that soaked in every minute.

Rise Against

Rise Against

Rise Against

Rise Against

Rise Against

Rise Against

Anti-Flag

Anti-Flag

Anti-Flag

Anti-Flag

Anti-Flag

AFI

AFI

AFI

AFI

AFI

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