This was an excellent rock gig. Ugly Kid Joe – who you may remember where really big in the 90s with some excellent hits such as ‘Everything about you’ and ‘Neighbor’ and the slightly smaltzy version of ‘Cats in the Cradle’ – were proper rockers. An excellent show, lots of bouncing around, amazingly engaged band (totally put Alien Ant Farm to shame) who totally rocked out. This was no half-hearted comeback tour effort, this was a bunch of blokes who love playing to an audience. And this audience really appreciated it.
Supported by Richards / Crane – an acoustic band made up from Lee Richards (originally Godsmack) and Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) and an Australian guitarist called Tim McMillian (cool fretboard tapping and some freaky finger clicking/tapping riffs). Very nice, too soft for me unfortunately.
2nd support act were a bunch of rocking Australians called Hail Mary, who were properly loud and included some jumping off of furniture in their enthusiastic performance. I liked them, they had great rock hair and really gave it their all.
It was at the Marble Factory which is part of the Motion complex and to be honest, its much nicer than Motion itself, it’s smaller, more intimate and the bar is much better located.