Been a while since we've been to a show at this venue. In fact, the last show we went to was when it was still Jaxx (indeed, when I tried to check in on one of my social apps, "Jaxx" is still findable but "Empire" isn't yet). At any rate, the name's changed but little about the venue has.
Was a mostly decent lineup.
First band (forgot their name, already) was kinda dreadful. They kind of looked like Severus Snape had decided to try his hand as a lead singer for an electro band. By itself, this wouldn't have been bad. Unfortunately, their musical performance was dischordant (not in the good, intentional way) and the lead singer was extremely flat. Was happy that theirs was a short set.
Second band, Ego Likeness, were solid. Then again, they pretty much always are. They played a mix of old and new in a shortish set.
Third band was ok. Musically solid if a bit unengaging. It was probably good placement putting them between Ego Likeness and Icon as there wasn't any chance they were going to upstage Icon.
Icon was short a member - apparently problems with the Canadian version of ICE or whatever. So, it was another one of those "two guys an a MacBook" performances that seem to typify the genre. Even so, they put on a lively act and were fairly engaged with the audience. Hopefully, their immigration issues will be sorted by the time they get to Philadelphia and that crowd will be lucky enough to see the full act.