Venue: Brick by Brick
City: San Diego, CA
Set length: A little less than an hour
This was my third time seeing the Clutch, Year Long Disaster, and Backyard Tire Fire gig. Being a huge Clutch fan, I decided I would catch all three shows in the southern California area and the other two bands just added to a great music experience on this tour.
After seeing Year Long Disaster, they quickly became a staple in my listening repertoire. These guys are a true rock band with no frills – just great musicianship with an ability to put together great songs. The band consists of Daniel Davies on guitar and vocals, Rich Mullins (formerly of Karma to Burn and REO Speedealer – later changed to Speedealer once the REO Speedwagon camp caught wind of the name). The drummer is Rob Oswald who was also in Karma to Burn and the band Nebula for a few years (check out their Apollo album).
2011 update: Unfortunately, Year Long Disaster is no more. A huge bummer as they are truly a great rock band.