Rochester continues to bring great rock and roll to the masses. This installment is the attitude fueled Buckcherry. Tattoos, dueling guitars, Billboard Top Tens, and sexual innuendo soaked lyrics, what more could fans want for a night outing?
Prior to the show, the band held a meet and greet with fans of all ages. When the rockers came out to greet fans, they were so casual as to almost go unnoticed by the excited attendees. Once noticed, cheers erupted, with Buckcherry quickly started shaking hands and signing autographs. It was nearly indiscernible who had more fun taking selfies, the fans or the band. Some fans that purchased older photo passes from past tours at the merchandise table were treated to past tour stories related to the particular pass by the Keith Nelson. Nearly an hour long, no fan left without a smile. Hand shakes, unique pictures, old rock star stories of the road from the artist themselves, unique and priceless. Some fans were treated to the ever elusive and very personal hug from their favorite performers. Shows how much trust and love Buckcherry really has for their fans.
Touring in support of “Bring It on Back”, their 7th full-length studio album, Buckcherry quickly “Lit Up” the crowd with an opening song by the same name. Loosened up from several warm up acts and plenty of libations, “Lit Up” sent the crowd into full rock and roll party mode. With the crowd already singing along, it was evident this was to be a great show.
In classic rock fashion, Josh Todd sported the dark tinted aviators during for the opening score in their set showing off his best moves in rhythm with the lyrics. Mick Jagger might have to put in a copyright soon as Mr. Todd had the crowd in full swing.
Out of the 15 song set, fans were privy to four new tracks from “Bring It on Back” including “Tight Pants”, “Sex Appeal”, “Get With It”, and the title track itself. As an avid concert attendee myself, I find it amazing, that even with new and unfamiliar tracks, the fans always seem to know the lyrics singing back up to the band.
Keith Nelson wasn’t about to let Josh have all fun as he moved to the front of the stage ripping out solo after solo with his side stage duelist Stevie D.
Now, as for Xavier Muriel on the skins, I’m still wondering if there was a wind machine or his hair just defied gravity and it seemed to suspend without reason as he paced his band mates in perfect timed beats bringing further crunch to the show.
Mr. Lemieux, well Bill Ward would be proud. This bass prodigy could easily go from 90’s alternative to the heaviest of the heavy but has pledged his allegiance to his band mates of Buckcherry. Hair flying, boot stomping, and rhythm, a cold night but a hot show inside. Buckcherry is back, so catch them on the road and help make a story of your own.