Out and About: Pepper, Grieves, and RDGLDGRN at House of Blues Sept 12, 2013

Last night I headed out to the House of Blues to check out the triple bill of Pepper, Grieves, and RDGLDGRN. I got there shortly before 8pm, and was able to get a prime spot on the lower level against a railing, that had me eye level with the stage.

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RDGLDGRN

Those that got there early were able to check out the first act, RDGLDGRN. I like this band. The trio (along with a guest drummer) powered through a set that got the crowd dancing and waving their hands to the beat. I was disappointed they didn’t do my fave song, “Lootin’ in London,” but the rest of their set was tight, despite a temporary mic problem during one song. Good band – you should check them out.

RDGLDGRN

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Grieves

Grieves was up next, but this trio lost me after the lead singer/rapper (his style was very hip hop meets Linkin Park) yelled, “Scream like you’re pushing a baby out of your ass.” I will say that it appears most of their songs couldn’t have been written without the words “motherf**ker” or “shit”. The sound mix wasn’t all that great, so it was difficult to hear anything else he rapped.

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Pepper

Pepper closed out the night, and by this time, the floor was packed with fans who sang and danced along with the set. There wasn’t much exchange between the band and the audience between songs, but it was a fun set, and it was good to see the crowd getting into it. This is also a band worth checking out.

Pepper

Thanks to Big Hassle for the tickets. If you were at the show, what did you think?

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