On September 19th, 2023, alternative rock band Nothing More stopped in Huntsville, Alabama at Mars
Music Hall on their "Spirits" tour. With support from Post Profit, Hyro the Hero, and Dead Poet Society,
the entire night was one filled with wild energy from both the bands and the crowd.
Nothing More played a total of 15 songs, with fan favorites such as "Jenny," "Let's Go to War," and "Fade
In/Fade Out" making the cut. Their stage presence was so captivating and engaging that the set felt
much shorter than that. Each band member brought non-stop energy as they made complete use of the
wide stage. While not much was actually set up on the stage save for their backdrop, three microphones,
the drum kit, and a smaller drum, the props that were attached to these items really added to the
ambiance, and with the band's constant movement, the stage never felt empty. Their light show, which
also did a great job of emphasizing the band's presence, is definitely to be commended. The lights and
colors used were visually pleasing and really added to the show, but was never too much that it
detracted attention from the main act.
The crowd loved every minute of the show as they danced, jumped, and cheered along to the songs.
Even those at the tables in the balcony could be seen headbanging. There was a steady stream of crowd
surfers throughout the night, but it became a wave when the vocalist of Post Profit, Matthew Jackson
joined Nothing More on stage during "Don't Stop" to perform a duet with vocalist Jonny Hawkins. Once
he'd finished singing, Jackson ran into the crowd and was lifted into the air. After that, several
enthusiastic people surfed behind him, and it didn't slow until the song reached its end. Once it was
finished, Hawkins stared out into the crowd for a moment before declaring, "ya'll are crazy." The
audience responded with cheers.
During "Let's Go to War," not a single person in the room stood still as everyone moved and sang along.
The room was filled with the sound of the crowd's singing, and at certain intervals, Hawkins would turn
the mic over to the crowd. The band was clearly feeding off the crowd's reaction, as their already high
levels of energy went through the roof. Particularly during this song, the band members took extra steps
to interact with each audience member, which the crowd loved. By the time Nothing More slowed it
down to play "I'll Be OK," there was still a buzzing energy in the air. Soon enough, though, the room was
lit up with hundreds of cellphone lights after Hawkins requested it, and in that moment, a feeling of
belonging shrouded the venue. One of my favorite parts of attending concerts is the shared love we all
have for the band playing, and that was keenly felt during this song.
Nothing More put on such a dynamic show that was impossible to look away from. This was somehow
only my first time seeing them live, but it certainly won't be the last. If you haven't had a chance to
watch their show yet, I'd highly recommend checking it out.
About Megan Rose:
Megan is a photographer and graphic designer from North Alabama. When she's not
photographing a concert, she's more than likely attending one. Megan loves being creative in all
forms, so getting to combine her love of music, photography, and writing has been like a dream