On May 21, Say Anything came through Atlanta to The Masquerade in support of their surprise release I Don’t Think It Is. Me Without You was also on the lineup in lieu of their new album, Pale Horses, along with Teen Suicide and Museum Mouth.
To call Say Anything an energetic act would be an understatement. Their frontman, Max Bemis, oozes the charisma of Freddy Mercury with the hyperactive ferocity of Iggy Pop. Every time that Say Anything comes through Atlanta, I am there. No questions asked.
Their set this time around spanned most of their discography. They performed some of their newer tracks, as well as classics from …Is A Real Boy, In Defense of the Genre, and Hebrews. During their song “Mara and Me,” they were joined on stage by Touché Amore frontman Jeremy Bolm.
They closed out their set with an encore of two classics: “Walk Through Hell” followed by “Alive With The Glory Of Love.”
As always, Say Anything left the crowd wanting more but also satisfied with the show they put on. To quote Max himself: “I’m sorry, but we can’t play our entire discography.”
All photos plus commentary by Peter Sigmund.