Monday, September 18, 2006
Concert review: Nickelback, Hoobastank, Chevelle and Hinder
So I went and checked out a great concert last week with some buddies at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Overall, the best lineup of bands that I wanted to see in a long while. Opening the night was Hinder. A a great new band that is worth checking out; they already have a few radio hits but the album itself is very good overall I first heard of Hinder back before they made it big on a great podcast I listen to on a weekly basis called Joe's Podhole. From this interview, I knew Hinder was all about rock-n-roll. Check out Joe's Podole episode #18 here. Chevelle was up second who also put on a good show...sound-wise. Not much to their stage show but I dig almost all their tunes even live; not band for a 3 piece band. Hoobastank was next and also a band I've seen before; again not a great stage show but was good overall. For the headliner, I was truly impressed. Nickelback put on a great stage show consisting of pyro that I simply haven't seen in a long while. These guys sound exactly like what your hear on their albums or the radio; even the singer had different microphones for different parts of the songs! Overall a great lineup and a great show.