The Used ‘Take It Away’ With a Ferocious Performance

Brooklyn Bowl, October 9

Photo by Erik Kabik /

Photo by Erik Kabik /

“Congratulations,” The Used frontman Bert McCracken said. “It just took you five minutes to do the lamest front flip in history.” Acrobatics were a reoccurring element of The Used’s performance as several fans hurled themselves from the stage onto the crowd while the band played. The alternative-rock quartet blazed through hits such as “Take It Away” and “The Taste of Ink” with ferocity and control. A packed house sang along to fan favorites such as “All That I’ve Got” and “Pretty Handsome Awkward.” The band played their first single, “A Box Full of Sharp Objects,” with help from letlive. vocalist Jason Aalon Butler during their encore, sandwiching it in between impressive Nirvana and Rage Against the Machine tributes. ★★★✩✩

Photos by Erik Kabik /

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