September 8, 2013
Dallas, TX USA
Review by Marco Javier
Photos by Crystal Prather
The Buck Stops Here, Ready 2 Rock And Roll
Century Media recording artists Buckcherry makes their 2013 tour stop at Trees in Dallas, Texas for a 90 minute balls out performance that may be one of the best shows of the summer.
Loud and proud the band kicks off their show with the debut radio hit Lit Up to a packed house of fans holding no punches, just straight-forward rock and roll. Front man Josh Todd styling mirrored glasses, bandana and supporting a full blown strut took charge from the get go, and had the crowd eating out of his hands from song to song. The sound system was cranked up and Trees was blasting! And why not, this was truly a rock show. Rescue me, All Night Long kept the show flow rolling as Buckcherry play non-stop for the first 6 songs.
Supporting their sixth album, Confessions, the band had a blend of old and new on the list. Songs like Porno Star and Gluttony were crowd pleaser and even a touch of ACDC Big Balls had the fans singing along and in tune with the band. Guitarist Keith Nelson shared the lead guitar spot with new comer Stevie D, who joined the band in 2009 along with Jimmy ‘Two Fingers’ Ashurst, and Xavier Muriel on drums. The current line up of Buckcherry are on fire, tight but loose with that west coast attitude that Guns N’Rose and LA Guns once had.
No doubt the build up was waiting for the bands signature song, Crazy Bitch, that was led in with an intro of the Rolling Stones disco classic Miss You. The house went nuts! Stretching out the song by introducing each band member and shining a light on their guitar and drum solos, throwing in a little taste of the Stones Monkey Man just for grins. Although very slight, the groove was magical and by far the highlight of the night.
Closing with Wrath, Buckcherry gave the people what they came for, a rock and roll show with no frills, gimmicks or pretentious BS. On a high and riding strong, Buckcherry loves it loud and so did we!