This past Tuesday, The Rockhouse hosted 3 killer bands from the 90's, and for someone who grew up with a lot of music from that era, it was definitely a flashback to say the least. As soon as I hear the 'So Much For The Afterglow 20th Anniversary Tour' was coming through town, I knew I had to photograph it. Luckily, The Walleye asked me to cover it and my wife Anne to try her hand at reviewing the evening.
As with all of my blog posts, the main point is to showcase images first and foremost, but like I usually do I share just a bit of my experience from the evening. I arrived with Fastball already on stage, but I did manage to see their last few songs, and of course, they were there most popular ones, including 'The Way' and of 'Out of My Head'.
Next up was another 90's group that also had multiple hits in Vertical Horizon. By the time they took the stage the crowd was starting to get larger and more energetic. The lead singer, Matt Scannell sounded just as good as he did back when the band started. They played some of their new songs and of course all of their classics including 'Everything You Want' and 'Best I Ever Had'. It's amazing after all these years, I still remember a lot of the lyrics which just goes to show you how catchy and memorable a lot their songs were.
Last up on the stage was Everclear which needs no explanation. As they made their way to the stage, the place was packed and I think Everclear fed off of that because they came came out with so much energy. That set the tone for the rest of their performance which included all of their classics, which include a ton of songs, and even some of their more underground songs as well. I really only know their more popular songs which I can still sing to this day, but I was also amazed just how many 'younger' people in the crowd that were singing along to all of their songs.
They ended the show with their biggest hit in 'Santa Monica' and it was a perfect end to a great evening of music. All the bands sounded fantastic and once again The Rockhouse was the perfect location for such and epic concert.