|Dave Hause joins the band during American Slang|
Brian Fallon was very talkative; he reminds a bit of Eddie Vedder, the only difference is that Brian likes to ramble on and on with no apparent train of thought. The result was some awesome, sometimes awkward stand-up comedy. When he spoke in between songs, his voice was loud and clear. But during the music, his vocals were pretty much drowned out by the band. Brian's just an average singer, but he's sincere as hell when he performs. He lives and breathes those words. Thanks to the lousy mix, I didn't feel that coming through. The guys were tight, but they could also get 'sloppy', making a few mistakes here and there. I've always liked that raw, imperfect quality in a live rock band. Benny Horowitz, as usual, was a fucking monster on the drums. Loved the final one-two punch of the last two tracks off The '59 Sound to cap the show. It felt good hearing Here's Looking At You, Kid for the first time!
5. American Slang
18. She Loves You
|Metro City club after the show|