Destroy Boys with Die Spitz and Anemic Royalty
Headliners Music Hall
July 10th, 2023
California punk rock band Destroy Boys brought their current tour to Headliner’s Music Hall on July 10th to a sea of fans ready to dance and mosh and sing, with a definite anticipation present inside the venue ahead of the show! Starting things off this evening was local punk band Anemic Royalty. These guys are always a lot of fun live and full of energy on stage. Having formed in 2014, the band has garnered a steady and passionate fan base and have a great rapport with each other on stage and with their fans. Singer/guitarist Jeremy Rochman and singer/guitarist Seamus Coyle go crazy on stage, with hair flips, leg kicks, and high jumps, and drummer Miles Rochman kills it on the drums. As a self-described party punk band, they definitely brought the party this evening and showed the crowd a good time! Next up was Austin grunge rock 4-piece Die Spitz. Comprised of bassist Kate Halter and Ava Schrobilgen, Chloe Andrews, and Ellie Livingston, the three of which rotate drum, guitar, and vocal duties, had a super fun and wild energy that had the crowd engaged in no time! Although they’ve only been a band for about a year, and fairly unknown thus far, they are a whirlwind of talent and have already won numerous awards in their city of Austin. They announced that this was only their second tour, but it is clear from their infectious energy on stage and easy rapport with the crowd that they will not stay unknown for long! They were super engaged with each other on stage and were having a great time, and made sure the crowd was having a good time too! They for sure left the stage this evening with many new fans, myself included!
Rounding out the evening was Destroy Boys. Comprised of Alexia Roditis (guitar/vocals), Violet Mayugba (guitar/backing vocals), Narsai Malik (drums), and David Orozco (bass), they came out on stage to a roar of applause. Starting things off with “Drink”, “Crybaby”, and “American River” from the albums Open Mouth, Open Heart (2021) and Make Room (2018), they had the fans singing along from the first note. Alexia and Violet are incredibly charismatic front persons and chatted with the fans between songs, whether about the meanings behind their songs, social issues, or fun stories, announcing later in their set we are all artists in our own way. “If you have the desire to share your art, DO IT! Art is for everyone!”. Early in the set, Alexia talked about how much the band loved Louisville, having first been here at 18 on their first ever tour, and how if they had a legitimate reason to do so, they would love to live here. They went onto say how it’s the city the band had been talking about the most and were the most excited to come back and play. Having toured recently as support for Turnstile and Blink 182, they said how good it felt to play some smaller and more intimate shows and connect with their fans again! The band gave a shout out to all of the moms and dads at the show this evening who brought their kids and called for a round of applause for all of those working at the venue this evening. Performing a long and varied set list this evening, including a great Rage Against The Machine cover that they said they learned on the Blink 182/Turnstile tour, they ended the evening with their 2020 single “Fences”. Destroy Boys, Die Spitz, and Anemic Royalty put on a heck of fun show this evening from start to finish and showed their fans a great time!