Nonpoint at The Fillmore Underground in Charlotte, NC

Photography by Kevin McGee, show review by Rei Haycraft.

In a wave of reunion and reinvention shows from music veterans, there are a few that rise to the top. Nonpoint drummer Robb Rivera and vocalist Elias Soriano formed the band in Fort Lauderdale, FL two decades ago and now they’ve hit the road with their bandmates to celebrate their 20th anniversary. On February 11th, Nonpoint played a headlining show at The Fillmore Underground in Charlotte, NC joined by regional bands Kairos, Nephilym, Something Clever and tour support Weapons of Anew.

NEPHILYM | Hard rock band Nephilym from Fayetteville, NC hit the crowd hard with their unique contrast of soothing harmonies and melodic choruses with heavy breakdowns and throat-splitting screams. A band boasting 10 years of stage experience themselves, they delivered an engaging, head-banging performance.

SOMETHING CLEVER | Hometown rockers Something Clever delivered the fist-clenching, dynamic performance they’re known for with the undeniable energy that fueled the crowd. They performed a few fan favorites and several of their newest singles off their soon-to-be-released record, including “Snake Oil” and “Season of Light.” Their first full-length album, “Season of Light,” will be released worldwide on March 10th 2017 and will debut live in concert at The Fillmore Underground on March 11th.

WEAPONS OF ANEW | Though a relatively new band formed in 2015, Weapons of Anew is composed of four veteran rockers who have created the band as a testament to each member’s vast musical background with a strong nod to the new. Their brash, bold sound and colorful, layered textures was well-received by the eager crowd.

NONPOINT | Robb, Elias, Rasheed Thomas (guitar/vocals), Adam Woloszyn (bass), and BC Kochmit (lead guitar/vocals) received a thunderous welcome from the packed house as they rocked through a set that spanned their nine-album catalog, including singles like “Generation Idiot” and “Divided… Conquer Them” from their latest release, The Poison Red, and as a special encore performed a surprising cover of “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins.