Norma Jean always brings it. This isnt the best venue in town but bands do their thing and it works out. I have seen Papa Roach, Neurosis, Soulfly, Training for Utopia, Kid Rock, Incubus, Staind, Killswitch Engage, some band Logan Mader was in for a bit after he left Machinehead, and quite a few local bands play here over the years.
Comrades from Colorado played and they are quite energetic, all three of them! They actually just hit Sac again recently in June.
There was another band, and I dont remember who it was! Here are some shots of Norma Jean below. Oh wait, He Is Legend! There was another band though.
I finally saw some sliver of Wu-Tang. Rage Against the Machine had Wu-Tang as main support for one of their tours years ago. Wu didnt make it to the SF date. I saw the Roots instead. This kinda makes up for it because Ghost did quite a bit of Wu-Tang material this night. I really wanted to hear tracks from Fishscale but he gave the people what they wanted! Listening to Wu for so long and seeing a member 15 feet in front of me had me giddy! Back in the 90s only seeing videos and mostly listening to them they become bigger than they really are because your mind just goes places. All you have to go by is interviews, and music and videos. Are they really that crazy like on the album cover? Do they all know Kung Fu? Are they Asian? I do NOT want asshole sewn shut.
SOOOOOOO to the show. It was dope. For Proteck Ya Neck, Ghostface had two dudes come up and do Method Mans and ODB, and U-Gods part. This one dude (shown below) got the mic for Method Mans part and killed it, and this other dude got the mic late for U-God, but did ODB, and got on stage again and did about 65 percent of the whole song until his voice gave out. He also had a hot ass Wu-Tang letterman jacket.
I finally saw some sliver of Wu-Tang. Rage Against the Machine had Wu-Tang as main support for one of their tours years ago. Wu didnt make it to the SF date. I saw the Roots instead. This kinda makes up for it because Ghost did quite a bit of Wu-Tang material this night. I really wanted to hear tracks from Fishscale.
Horseneck rocked Harlows 21717 with tracks from their new album Heavy Trip. The album came out 21617 worldwide digitally. If you have a tape player in your 84 Datsun, or your Colt hatchback, you have been blessed because Horseneck has a cassette for ya! No excuses not to get it!
I am thrilled to have a couple useful shots from this show! It was too damn dark. I interviewed Candiria 121199 in Roseville, CA at Big Shots. Anyone remember that spot? It was awesome seeing this band again, and you can read the interview on this blog here—-> Candiria Interview, 12.11.99
Uplifting words were spoken and sung this evening inside Harlows. Sol Development is like Northern CA todays, 90s Arrested Development. Live music is only to be expected by this group. Harmonies are a must and sometimes it seems like every person on stage is a songbird. MCing with the specific intent of giving you hope by the teacher Karega Bailey will have you walking out the club energized.
A special surprise set by this fusion jazz type group called Minoyanci ended up winning the non existent “set of the night” contest. They played two songs. Dude in the photo below is sick on the keys (Damani Rhodes) and if you get a chance to check them out, do so.