If you’re from Buffalo and haven’t at least heard of Every Time I Die, there’s something wrong with you. The five piece has built a huge following in Buffalo and beyond over the years, but their hometown shows are always something special, usually on the brink of pure insanity. On September 23rd, the band will be releasing their eighth studio album, Low Teens, and the band had a surprise in store for their fans last Saturday.  Originally planned as a listening party of the new album, the group came together last minute to treat Buffalo to something special, a performance of their new record front to back, before anyone else in the world had heard it, along with an encore with some of the classics.

Luckily, blog photographer, Brendan O’Connor, was able to make it in with his camera and capture some of the madness that is a hometown Every Time I Die show. Check out some shots from the show below, and click here for a full gallery.etid-23 etid-11 etid-21 etid-7 etid-32 etid-31 etid-27 etid-14 etid-18