There are some bands, which are absolutely infectious in the way they sound. They not only capture your attention and cause you to fall in love with their music-but you then want to share that music with every person around you. Their songs move you, their drive inspires you and their live performance doesn’t allow you to take your eyes away from the stage because they are just that captivating.
From the energy they bring to each set, and the connections they make with their audience-every now and again we are lucky enough to have a band like this enter the music scene. For me, and for so many others -this has been The Coming Weak.
When The Coming Weak announced that their second annual Holiday Home Show would be their last show, the fan response was overwhelming. In addition to questions of why, there were pleas to reconsider, curiosity as to what this final show would hold and a confusing mix of excitement for what would be one of the best TCW shows yet, as well as immense amount of sadness because it would be their last.
Sharing the stage with their friends, The Appreciation Post, Life on Hold and Tower and the Fool, The Coming Weak blew the audience away on December 10th, 2010 with a bittersweet mix of their last four years of making music. There were old favorites played, along with new favorites, Christmas covers, and appearances by past band members as they played in harmony with each other, one last time. The audience responded to each and every song with awe-inspired cheers, and sing alongs into the mic. If The Coming Weak had to do a final show, as sad as it was-I don’t think we could have asked for a better one.
For those unaware, Infectious Magazine’s very first interview was with The Coming Weak. They inspired us to reach out to bands, both local and national and give them the recognition that we believe they deserve. It was seeing them two years ago, opening for Anberlin where they captured our eyes and their music played its way into our hearts. At that point, it was impossible not to seek them out, and interview them-and I really believe they gave this magazine it’s start. So, I want to take a moment to make sure they understand they’ve had an incredible impact on not only the staff members at Infectious, but the magazine’s growth as well. We owe them a huge thank you, and wish them nothing but the absolute best in all their personal endeavors. (Angela Mastrogiacomo)