Venue: The Glass House
City: Pomona, CA
Set length: A little less than 90 minutes
The Murder City Devils @ 10:00 PM
Mikki and the Mouses @ 8:30 PM
I was extremely excited for this show as the last time Melodi and I saw them was back in 2001 with At The Drive-In at this same venue. We got there a few hours before the show as I figured the lines were going to be HUGE for this sold-out show… Well, that wasn’t the case. Doors opened at 8:00 PM and there wasn’t a single person in line until around 7:30. I can now say that for the first time in my concert-going career that I was the first to be let into the venue. Melodi and I walked in, purchased a couple of shirts and headed for the barricade, which is where most of these photos were taken from. Unfortunately, I only had my Canon G9 Super Grain Machine, which is why the photos are a little on the “gritty” side – kinda perfect for the band though, I feel. This was, by far, THE best show I have been to in a loooong time
I have come to really like this venue as the sound is good, the staff is friendly and the bar next door is top-notch! They also have a great little record store next to the bar, which is next to the venue, that is staffed by nice people and have a decent selection of music. If I had a third hand I would give The Glass House a full Three Thumbs Up!
Oh yeah, they also have an easy-to-navigate and comprehensive website – probably one of the best out there as far as scanning to see what the upcoming shows are.
Reviews, comments, and possible putdowns for The Murder City Devils…
What can I say? They are one of my favorite bands these days – that’s what I can say! Melodi put it best… She said they are kind of like Clutch in that they do what they do the way they want and are able to sell out every show with a huge mix of people. If you go to see a band like, say Cradle Of Filth, you know what 95% of the crowd will be like but if you go to a Clutch show you get people from all walks of life who are just as rabid for Clutch as the Cradle fans are for that band. Well, Murder City Devils are very much like Clutch in that you will see Punkers, Rockers, Nerd-Rockers, Emo’s, Psychobilly’s and Metalheads all singing along to every word and getting along just fine. Now that’s what I call music power! These guys are great for just being themselves and creating music with big energy. I know I say this a lot but if you truly like real rock music that is not corporately churned out for profit then please support these guys. Nuff said…
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