If you don’t know who Bush is, shame on you!
Bush is a Britsh rock band formed back in the 90’s, fronted by Gavin Rossdale (Gwen Stefani’s husband). They made it big in the states with the release of their album Sixteen Stone in 1994, which featured the singles “Everything Zen”, “Little Things”, “Comedown”, “Glycerine”, and “Machinehead”. The band has just released their newest album, Man on the Run, and is touring to promote the new album. Irish Kat bought me tickets to their show last night at The Capitol Theatre, and I was not disappointed!
Opening for Bush were Stars in Stereo, an LA based band fronted by a young woman in a black leather leotard with silver spikes. I’m so glad I decided to change my outfit at the last minute. It would have been embarrassing if we were both wearing that. We caught the end of their set, which was decent. They were followed by Theory of a Deadman, a Canadian based rock band known for their songs “Bad Girlfriend” and “Lowlife“. We really enjoyed their set, however their frontman is a little over eager with the guitar pick tossing. He must have gone through at least 50 during their set.
Bush came on around 9:45 and did a crowd pleasing set of songs from their new album, Man on the Run, and fan favorites from their 20 years of music making. It was a great balance of old and new. Gavin Rossdale cranked out guitar riffs on most songs along with current band members, Cory Britz on bass, Robin Goodridge on drums, and Chris Traynor (and his awesome facial hair) on lead guitar. Mr Rossdale, now a father of four (three young boys with Ms. Stefani, and a 24 year old daughter from a previous relationship) still performs with such energy and enthusiasm it is hard to believe he will be approaching his fiftieth birthday this year. When not rocking out with his guitar, he was jumping about around stage as well as making his way in to the audience during his closing number of “Little Things”. Here is my video of Gavin passing me in the crowd (he looks a little miffed because there was some sort of incident I couldn’t see prior to him heading my way. Sadly, there is always a someone who has to be a tool)
After the “Little Things” walk about, the band came back on stage for a four song encore of “Machine Head”, followed by a cover of Talking Heads “Once in A Lifetime”, “Glycerine” and “Comedown”. Here’s a little taste of the “Machine Head” encore
Overall, a great show! If they are coming to a town near you, don’t miss this opportunity to see an amazing band continue to rock out! They are in Rochester, NY tonight and will be in Sayerville, NJ tomorrow, for the rest of the schedule visit their official website – http://bushofficial.com
Thanks, Irish Kat, for an awesome gift!
P.S. – If anyone knows a guy named Brian from Stamford who was at the show, and was drinking Vodka Madras, tell him to email me (click here). I’m not supporting a 6ft 4in construction guy drinking pink girly drinks, but I’d like to buy him one for keeping me from being trampled by concert cutters.