Reignwolf Brings the Ruckus to The Barbary

Sunday night, Reignwolf performed at The Barbary in Philly. Tt truly was a performance that would be unforgettable, and Rock On Philly was there for it all. Reignwolf, which consists of Jordan Cook, Stitch, and Texas Jo, are a trio that, with only three official singles, have gained a fan base that continues to beg for a full album, and with good reason. Reignwolf has played at various festivals, as well as small venues, including Sasquatch, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, among others, so they have really been around. (You can learn a bit more about them here and here.)

The show opened with Satellite Hearts, a Post-Rock band from New Hope, PA that was also a trio consisting of Justin Pellecchia on guitar and lead vocals, Keaton Thandi on drums, and Lucas Rinz on bass. The band was really energetic and the audience of around fifteen people at the time were really into their performance. Their music was just the right mix of pop rock and psychedelic rock.

Reignwolf came on shortly after, with the crowd growing from fifteen to about a hundred people, and from beginning to (sad) end, their performance was beyond rambunctious. The Barbary was overflowing with the energy that they brought to the venue. They started off with “Lonely Sunday,” one of three singles, and the response from the audience was loud and joyous. By the end of that song, Cook had already broken one of his guitar strings, which is proof in itself that he puts in his all with every note he plays.

There were so many moments that could only happen at a small venue like The Barbary: Cook jumping from the stage mid-song to the DJ booth next to it and standing on it, Cook taking his guitar and mic into the middle of the crowd, the front of the crowd risking their heads colliding with the top of Cook’s guitar, and most importantly, not having a barricade to separate the musicians giving all they had to give.

Overall, the show was beyond amazing. The audience became one big “wolf pack” that fed off of the vibes and energy that Reignwolf consistently gave.  They played all three of their singles, as well as some covers, but still left the audience wanting more. Rarely does one see musicians who not only really appreciate their fans, but truly loves music and playing it for others. For those who missed out, Cook did promise that he would come back to Philly, but with more music, so here’s hoping he does!

Photo Credit: The Waster

2 Comments

  1. Victoria watts

    August 1, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Sounds like a good time!

  2. Wakana

    August 1, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Love the Barbary! Their crowds are the best

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