Harper’s Theatre, Tarzana, CA
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Time: 10:00 PM
This was a great night set around some pretty damn good music. A good night on a couple of different levels, first my Cousin Chet, who I’ve only seen twice in the last twenty years was going to be back in town, and it was his Birthday, so we were going to head out, and see Symbol Six. Secondly, his two sons could come to this show as it was an all ages gig. And if you have to drag your ass out of the house on a weeknight this was the perfect reason, the place was a few minutes from the house, and it would be a night of friends, family and music.
I neglected to mention that Eric Leach of Symbol Six had put me and my partners in crime on the guest list. Eric had arranged with the club that the first fifty people to see Symbol Six would get in free.
Anyway, I get to the front of the place, and I see vocalist Eric Leach, bassist Donny Brook, and guitarist Mark Conway talking off to the side of the club. I stop and rap for a minute, and come to see that across the street from the club is crawling with cops. As Symbol Six was being interviewed for an Internet radio station, a hit and run happened. The crash can be heard during their interview.
Then, as I head to the door, a fight breaks out between, I think, a guy and some girl. The girl was winning, and started in on security as they were trying to pull her out. So, the cops walked across the street to handle this too.
Anyway, Eric Leach supplied my Cousin’s boys with signed CD’s, and talked with them for quite a bit, snapped some pictures, and created massive Symbol Six fans!
Me, and the Family talked for a bit outside, and a bit before 10:00 we went in just as Symbol Six was taking the stage.
Anyway, Symbol Six takes the stage, somewhere around, 10:00. Call their music what you like, punk, hard rock, or street rock. Whatever you call it, it’s good, gritty American rock and roll. The band played nine blistering songs, and if memory serves it was all new stuff from their Monsters 11 album.
Of the tracks played . . . my favorites were: Napalm Love, Dog Days, Concrete Garden, and Long Way Home.
Unfortunately, this time the guy who plays harmonica during one of their newer tracks didn’t make it.
After Symbol Six wrapped up their set at 10:30 or 10:45, me and “the guys” all left, I don’t know if anybody else played, but the band shut the place down. Dropped off my cousins, and my old ass was in bed by 11:05ish.
My Cousin told me that at 6:30 am the next morning (Thursday) his boys were blaring the Monsters 11 album on their ghetto blaster.
All in all, a good show. The PA was good, clear view of the band, and we had fun.
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