As an update to the original flyers and show information, Eric Evasion replaced 2Rip. Signs explaining the change in lineup were present through the front of the House of Blues.
Sean 2:16 immediately preceded Figure, and created a high-energy set that blended the bluntness of dubstep drops with popular culture (Pokemon clips) and samples from top-20 EDM efforts (Benny Benassi, Skrillex). The flow of the set kept the energy high, but the venue’s sound seemed incredibly low throughout the entirety of Sean 2:16’s set. The verdict is out for Sean 2:16 for this reason; keep an eye on him at http://www.facebook.com/Sean2sixteen .
The House of Blues became decently filled for Figure’s set. A substantial contingent of attendees came back into the venue during the switchover from Sean 2:16 to Figure. From the initial notes of Figure’s set, listeners were absolutely floored by the booming bass and electricity that flowed through eir set. Figure’s set was bolstered through the inclusion of a continual visual element; this graphical representation of eir music provided a full package. Figure’s placement at a level above the stage created a larger than life feel to the performer. There was no lack of energy during this headlining effort; the audience furtively ate up everything that Figure offered up. No matter how gritty or grimy Figure got, there was a good vibe emanating throughout the venue; the audience was even able to maintain a pit for an extended run.
For those individuals that were unable to make a date on the Figure tour this time around, check out eir Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/figure) for a twenty-two minute touching upon the styles and the overall feel that is to be expected on the Adventures in Time and Space Tour.
Figure’s review: 9.1/10
– Figure, House of Blues, Cleveland, Ohio – March 8th, 2013 / Opening: Eric Evasion, Sean 2:16 / http://www.facebook.com/imfigure