All photos by Joe Ortega
Let’s see, what is there to say about one of the best post-hardcore bands of all time that hasn’t already been said? Brilliant? Yep. Monumental? Yep. Absolutely one of the most important bands in screamo’s short-yet-on-going history? You betcha.
With pretty much every angle of Thursday’s importance to the scene covered already, we’re here to instead acknowledge something different. In light of the band’s recent reunion and comeback tour, we’re here to explain just how damn good it feels having Geoff Rickly, Tom Keeley, Steve Pedulla, Tim Payne, Tucker Rule and Andrew Everding back together again.
In a tumultuous year full of attempted bans, border walls and executive orders, it is absolutely imperative to have the voice of Rickly and company gracing stages nationwide. Just as their new live show banner promotes (as you’ll see below) “Refugees Welcome Here” and “Protect Immigrant Communities,” Thursday is proving that their reunion isn’t as much about the music as it is about speaking up for the voiceless and giving a big middle finger to the Cheeto in Charge, Donald Trump.
To prove just how significant and momentous it is having songs like “For the Workforce, Drowning” and “Signals Over The Air” performed once again, we sent out our pal Joe Ortega to House of Blues Houston to shoot the band alongside support acts Basement and Touché Amoré. To check out Ortega’s vivid images, be sure to look below. Afterwards, if you haven’t already, make sure to grab tickets to see Thursday here.