City: Santa Ana, CA
Set length: About an hour
Hour of Trower 8:15 PM
Downheaval 9:00 PM
Resistance 9:30 PM
Augmented 10:00 PM
Masters of Reality 11:00 PM
Allison Chains 12:30 AM
Snew 1:30 AM
Felicia contacted me once again and let me know that there is a cancer benefit being held at Malone’s. I believe it was something like Rockers Against Cancer… Something like that. Apologies if I didn’t get it right – I am writing this MANY years after the event. Not only did I want to come out and support the cause, but I also wanted to get the chance to photograph a bunch of bands, most of whom I had never heard of.
I was just there recently and my only gripe was the lack of stage lighting knowledge this venue had. Well, if we are being honest here, most small venues just throw up a couple of lights and call it a day. This place however, spent some money on more than just a few lights and kind of overdid it. On top of that, the Saturation levels of reds and blues are set to a gazillion so even the naked eye picks up on the issue. But hey, at least their stages are lit. Other than my OCD rant on lighting, this venue is pretty okay for a few drinks and a place to catch some live rock-n-roll. Go support live music!
Reviews, comments, and possible putdowns for Allison Chains…
I don’t think I’ve ever seen them have a bad night. Super consistent! If you like Alice in Chains, then you’ll dig the Allison Chains version of the band. They sure do a great job of making the songs their own while delivering a fun and energetic tribute to the band. Go support them at their next gig – you won’t be disappointed. Cheers!
Here are a few other dates I have photographed the band: