La Dispute, Gouge Away and Slow Mass played Royale – 4/19

Michigan’s La Dispute, Florida’s Gouge Away and Chicago’s Slow Mass teamed up for an early Friday nighter at the Royale. 

It was an intense night in the Theater District last month as three sonically diverse and forward-thinking acts of the emo and (post-)hardcore realms assembled for a top-to-bottom killer bill. La Dispute, touring their ambitious new LP Panorama, played a headline slot to an adoring crowd with an expanded live lineup that colored in all of the record’s studio grandeur, while Floridian punks Gouge Away hammered home the heaviest, angriest set of the night to contrast the patient deconstructionism of Slow Mass.

See an extended look at the whole evening below.