Thursday, December 18, 2008
Q101 Twisted 15
Last night I attended Q101's Twisted 15 at Chicago's House of Blues. Q101 is the local radio station specializing in playing alternative music. Each year the station puts on their Twisted concert series featuring several great bands over 3 days. Twisted 15 brought to the stage bands such as Cold War Kids, Eagles of Death Metal, Scott Weiland, Saving Abel, Shinedown, Theory of a Deadman, and Saliva.
I got to see The Gaslight Anthem open up for Saving Abel. Saving Abel currently has the number 1 rock song in the nation called Addicted. Once Saving Abel finished their set, they passed the torch on to one of my favorite rock bands in the world Shinedown!
Now I have seen Shinedown a handful of times and loved every single one, but tonights show was different. Besides being picked out of the crowd and invited into a private box by the Admiral Gentleman's Club girls, Brent (the lead singer of Shinedown) seemed to be having troubles with his vocals. I have paid attention to his vocals in the past. The guy not only has a powerful voice, but for a guy with demon eyes and long greasy hair, Brent has one of the prettiest voices! Last night however he was not able to hit his higher notes and seemed to be signing rather quietly. He did talk a lot and got the room buzzing with tons of energy, but his voice was a little off. Nevertheless, the show was great and I will never forget hanging out at a rock show with 15 strippers! Ha!
For those of you who do not know of Shinedown, check them out at www.shinedown.com!