Opening the evening with a short rocking set were Holy White Hounds. The four piece band tore through their songs with little break. The guys were having a blast on stage with constant smiles on their face during the set. Though they may not be bringing anything new to rock and roll, the guys have a knack for writing some great songs. “Switchblade” was the highlight of their set and also the single off their forthcoming album of the same name.
More than 30 years into their career, with a few breaks along the way, The Cult are still showing up at shows and kicking ass. The moment that Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy got on the stage with the rest of the band, the crowd was all in, jumping and dancing throughout the rest of the night. Watching Ian and Billy work the stage as if they were still in their 20’s was wonderful to see as neither has lost a step. Ian’s voice is still in pristine condition and he still looks the part of badass front man, while Billy’s fingers were constantly moving around the guitar with glorious dexterity.
Older songs like “Rain” and “Sweet Soul Sister” were obvious crowd favorites, but the newer material sounded great beside them. “Dark Energy” and “Deeply Ordered Chaos” showed that the new songs are being crafted and performed with care and with as much energy as their older material. A raucous “Sanctuary” closed the set and with a brief encore break the band came back and tore through their newest single “G.O.A.T” and followed it up with the always rocking “Love Removal Machine.
Article: Bryan Lasky