SAN FRANCISCO, CA.
Well, it means a few different things to a lot of very different people. But, it definitely has nothing to do with our president, or his daddy. I can tell you what it meant at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco to a sold out crowd on April fool's day this year. There was no big joke, or I missed the punch line. People paid good money to see rock and roll and that's what they got. The opener was Default and they put on a great show. I was thinking if these guys are this good, then Bush must be even way better. The show started around 8:10 p.m. with the venue a little over three quarters full.
A little history on the Warfield for those far and wide; there have been many different performances and other events held here from way back in the day. But, the underground story is just that. The basement of the Warfield is notorious for being a place of free for all, or more commonly known back in the day as a "speakeasy," and is probably used for special guest performers to have their personal space in these modern times. Needless to say, those basement walls have some stories to tell about people that have come through in passing time and some dear friends that stuck around to play for awhile.
Default has a new song out on the radio, it came out last week, it sounds pretty good. The live show was great, the tune you might recognize from them is "Wasting My Time.." Only completely obnoxious radio stations like KSJO in the bay area and KRXQ in Sacramento are beautiful and bold enough to subject their listeners to only the best new punk rock metal graveyard music like this good stuff. This front man here for Default is a screamer and carries a tune all the way there. Bush stepped up to the plate on opening day at just before ten o'clock and kicked out some bass thumping, Warfield shaking, mind blowing, home run style, out of the park power rock. These guys have some trademark licks and riffs that come out heavy and grab you in like they were waiting for you hiding in a bush. A couple of times I noticed I thought they sounded a little like Neil's band Crazy Horse as they were pounding away on their guitars and started to head for that psychedelic realm of the endless solo jams with massive guitar and bass volleys just bouncing off each other. They did that real good a couple of times, got me all shook up in a frenzied dance craze till I forgot I was even listening to a song--more of a jam. I love that, and just when you start to feel lost they pull it back in. I give Bush a full on thumbs up.
Bush played all the fav's of all the fans there and kicked out a new song that is going to be out in video soon. The show ended just before eleven with their trademark hit "I Don't Wanna Come Back Down From This Cloud." The crowd went nuts, the performance was very impressive and left me grinning from ear to ear. The only thing that could excite me more was the four song encore they played, "Misery" and "Swallow." Then they did a FAN-tastic cover of the Car's classic "Just What I Needed" and said farewell with a pleasant reminder that "It's the Little Things That Kill." Enjoy the Rocktime eye candy snaps, lots of pictures of this show still to come. Thanks for reading and we'll see ya at the shows.
COUNTING CROWS DEF LEPPARD CHER THE OTHER ONES AEROSMITH TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS PAUL McCARTNEY SANTANA SHERYL CROW TESLA JAY-Z AND 311 OZZFEST 2000 OZZFEST 2001 OZZFEST 2002 DAVID BOWIE AND MOBY AT AREA2 THE WHO JACKSON
PAPA ROACH, P.O.D.,CYPRESS HILL, & ROB ZOMBIE MORNING SPRING RAIN FESTIVAL JUNE 2002 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND MIDNIGHT OIL MT. AIRE 2002 BIG HEAD TODD CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG BUSH AND DEFAULT INCUBUS BLUES TRAVELER LINKIN PARK IN
BRYAN ADAMS AT THE FILLMORE LINKIN PARK & P.O.D. CROSBY, STILLS, AND NASH STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
FUEL & SALIVA AEROSMITH 2002 STEVIE NICKS THE
AEROSMITH 2001 BLINK 182 THE STRINGCHEESE INCIDENT OZZFEST 2001 BAD COMPANY LINKIN PARK OZZFEST 2000 MARILYN
MEGADETH TED NUGENT
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2000-2001
THIRD EYE BLINDSUMMER
YES THE FURTHUR FESTIVAL 2000 THE B.B. KING
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT JOE WALSH
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH, AND YOUNGREUNION TOUR 2000 NYE
WITH THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
MILLENIUM TOUR 2000
ZZ TOP & LYNYRD SKYNYRD TOM PETTY
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