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 Mikki and the Mouses…
While hanging around the barricade and waiting for the opening act to hit the stage there were a few of us that were not looking forward to ANY opening act and wished that the Devils would just be a solo band for the evening but that was not to be. The people that we were talking to hadn’t heard of this band either and were dreading sitting through an hour of crap music, but that was not to be either. There was something very refreshing about Mikki And The Mauses causing Melodi and I became instant fans. Most of you won’t remember this period but they reminded me a little of the rawness and energy that Nirvana had when they opened for Sonic Youth back in the early 90’s – 1991, I think it was… There was also a little Flipper in them as well. Anyway, Mikki And The Mauses played a pretty short set filled with songs that didn’t go beyond the three-minute mark, which was part of the beauty of their performance. Please do yourself a favor and go check these guys out if you get a chance to see them live. I have a prediction if you do go see them: You will either REALLY like them OR not get it and completely hate them. As far as me, I will support these guys as there was nothing run-of-the-mill about them. Cheers lads!
I have no idea how you can reach these guys. If you know, please let me know and I’ll post it.