2012 Hangout Festival–a musical oasis on the beach

Hangout Music Festival
Gulf Shores, Alabama
5/18-20/2012

All photos by Dan DeSlover – ConcertCapture.com

Crowd photos of Hangout Music FestivalThe sunny Gulf Shores of Alabama were treated to the 2012 Hangout Festival on Friday through Sunday, May 18-20. Four stages–Main, Chevrolet, XBOX, and Letting Go–and an expansive beachfront ensured that those who attended would be entertained.  Attendees agreed, purchasing the 35,000 allocated festival tickets within weeks of a 2012 lineup announcement that featured Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Dave Matthews Band as headliners over the three day event.

Gates opened at 11 a.m. and parking logistic nightmares were assuaged by a shuttle system that efficiently transported concert-goers from west, east and northward distances to the Hangout entrance gates. Though there were some minor congestion issues that delayed travel early on Friday afternoon, the problems were resolved quickly by designating a lane of traffic exclusively for bus travel near the gates. Outside of staying within a few blocks of the festival grounds, the shuttle was easily the best method of transportation.

Check out photos from Day One: Jack White/Chris Cornell/Yelawolf/Alabama Shakes/Sleeper Agent/Dawes/Wilco

The Main and Chevrolet stages flanked the beachfront, while opposing one another with music rotating between the stages throughout the day. Fans who wished to arrive early and camp out on the sand all day for each day’s headliner were treated to shady conditions, the massive Main stage on the westward side of the beach blocked the sun by early afternoon. A large tented sculpture residing between the two stages provided additional shaded relief. XBOX sponsored a covered stage inland from the Chevrolet stage that hosted electronic and hip-hop artists. The Letting Go stage, inland from the Main stage and west of the XBOX stage provided a third rock stage.

These stages provided the cornerstones to the festival. Within their confines were plenty of food choices.  Options included a number of food trucks that comprised vegan and healthy alternatives to the ubiquitous pizza and hamburgers. Food stalls also provided local, Southern specialties such as Creole and seafood. Liquid refreshments were never more than a short walk away.  There were also enough restroom facilities and ATMs that a few minute wait in line was more of a rarity than the norm.

Crowd photos of Hangout Music Festival

In terms of music experiences, the Hangout Festival location on a sunny beach was close to paradise. Those who opted to pay extra for VIP perks had a number of options, including perhaps the nicest VIP package available at any festival.  The ‘Super VIP’ experience granted exclusive access to meal choices and unlimited beverages, but the highlight was access to a veritable oasis near the Main stage. The half of the Main stage closest to the beach was open to all attendees, but the inland side was limited to Super VIP patrons. The pit in front of the stage was standing room only, but just beyond that area (further left from the stage) were a pair of pools a mere 50-60 feet from the performers. Just beyond the pools was a shaded veranda with several hot tubs, bars and cushioned lounge chairs. Plush would be an understatement.

Crowd photos of Hangout Music Festival

One of the greatest benefits of a solid music festival is exposure to new music. This can be in the form of an up-and-coming artist, a newly reunited band or a musical genre that might typically fall outside a general listening range. Hangout offered jam bands, world-class DJs, gypsy punk, hip-hop, reggae, straight-up rock and roll and a touch of gospel. There’s a strong chance that most attendees walked away with a broadened musical palate.

Friday’s lineup was solid from the start, with the 12:15 p.m. lineup yielding a choice between San Diego based Switchfoot and alternative rockers Sleeper Agent. One of the day’s surprises was Alabama Shakes, a local band featuring soulful Southern rock fronted by Britanny Howard. YelaWolf mixed it up at midday with a mashup of speed rap and word flow that inspired body to move. Those that weren’t inclined to YelaWolf’s rhythmic pace could chill their afternoon away with the likes of Dawes and Wilco.

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The Main stage was closed out on Friday by a pair of artists that have a great deal in common. Chris Cornell and Jack White have independently reshaped the rock and roll landscape, Cornell’s vocals and White’s fretwork are unique unto themselves. Both artists have fronted a handful of genre-defining bands:  Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave for Cornell; The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather for White.  Each performed under their own solo moniker on Friday night. Both Cornell and White reached deep into their arsenal, performing hits and deeper cuts that transcended all their previous associations.

Cornell’s set was akin to his solo Acoustic Songbook tour, performing alone with his acoustic guitar.  His was a relaxed show that included requests catcalled from the crowd.  A fan shouted out “Sunflower” after the second song and Cornell acknowledged the request, after giving a brief intro into the inspiration behind the song. Cornell’s voice was beyond words, guttural yet angelic. Cornell meandered through his archives, covering an equal share of Soundgarden, Temple, and Audioslave, the entire set was a highlight reel. He closed with Lennon’s “Imagine.”

Jack White’s eccentric personality shows through his music. His obsession with red, white and black while fronting the White Stripes seems to have turned blue for his solo career.  A soft blue light enveloped the stage, casting an eerie glow that spread out from the stage; even the plastic Solo beverage cups on stage were blue. He performs with two bands, one female (The Peacocks) the other male (The Buzzards), and notifies them on the day of the show which will be performing. Friday’s performance started with the male entourage and finished with the female. It’s hard to argue with a set that began with “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” and finished with “Seven Nation Army.” However, Rome’s “Two Against One,” and a couple deeper cuts “We’re Going to be Friends” and The Raconteurs “Carolina Drama” were other highlights in the 19-song setlist.

Photos from Day Two at Hangout: Red Hot Chili Peppers/Skrillex/Dispatch/Mac Miller/Flogging Molly/Gogol Bordello

The XBOX stage was the place to be for those needing a jump-start on Saturday. Mac Miller, the Pittsburgh rapping sensation, got the day started with his quirky raps that generally referred to sex, drugs, alcohol and the occasional mention of Donald Trump. Those needing a bit more of a charge had to wait just a little longer before Skrillex took the stage. His pounding beats reverberated across he festival grounds while a haze of smoke, swirling lights and fog engulfed a swarm of dancing bodies below. Skrillex easily had the highest crowd density at the festival, and it was the only time a noticeable security force was present.

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Gogol Bordello, a conglomeration of global musicians based in New York city, gave the crowd a taste of gypsy punk. The energetic frontman Eugene Hütz is pure entertainment while their music is a potpourri of styles that change direction on a dime. An Old World fusion of accordion and percussion would suddenly become rap with accompanying dance.  The perfect way to follow their set was to head over and witness Flogging Molly perform their punk-influenced Celtic music that enlightened the crowd with stories of politics, love, history and drunken debauchery.

Recently reunited Dispatch, the Boston based jam band from the 90s were the perfect tonic to decompress after a number of supercharged sets. They ended their seven-year hiatus last summer and have that they will release new music in August of this year. Though Dispatch have always been about charitable and humane causes, the beachside vibe and chill coffeehouse jams with a reggae beat during sunset induced one of the better mood altering performances of the weekend.

Whether it was a relaxed state of mind due to Dispatch or the fact that the Red Hot Chili Peppers hit the stage with a vengeance, Saturday night ended with an exclamation. Touring on I’m With You after a seemingly lengthy break between albums, RHCP are in the midst of an extensive world tour. They are one of few bands that were born during the 80s Los Angeles music explosion to remain active, Van Halen’s semi-reunion recently fell flat with their 2012 tour postponement/cancellation. They were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.

Photos from Day Three at Hangout: Dave Matthews Band/Cage the Elephant/The Flaming Lips/Paper Diamond/Young the Giant

RHCP’s trademark blend of funk rock would not be complete without Flea’s signature bass lines. Frontman Anthony Kiedis pranced the stage while belting out a 20-song setlist. They opened with “Monarchy of Roses” and continued with a bevy of hits including “Scar Tissue,” “Suck My Kiss,” Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground,” “Under the Bridge” and “Californication;” while saving “Around the World,” “Soul to Squeeze” and “Give it Away” for their encore. Easily the most dynamic and best sounding performance of the weekend (though Dave Matthews jam session to close out the weekend was a close second).

Those who wished to continue rocking on Sunday could look forward to Cage the Elephant’s energetic set.  A sea of bodies floated above the crowd during most of their performance, including a couple trips from frontman Matthew Shultz. At one point he said, “If you drop me like you just dropped that guy, and I’m knocked unconscious, just continue passing me around for the rest of the day.  Maybe put some sunscreen on my chest though.”

Cage the Elephant at Hangout Music Festival

Cage the Elephant at Hangout Music Festival

Aside from Cage’s performance, Sunday provided a change of pace to the previous days heavier theme. Michael Franti and Spearhead jammed hip-hop with a reggae vibe that made attendees fully appreciate the beach theme.  He spoke highly of those who have helped the Gulf coast after the BP oil catastrophe. He was also presented with a key to the city by the Mayor later that afternoon.

The Flaming Lips take psychedelia to a new level.  Though their performance of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” in its entirety was a perfect complement to Sunday’s artists, the daylight performance slightly detracted from Wayne Coyne’s quirky stage presence. They performed a handful of The Flaming Lips classics, including “She Don’t Use Jelly” and “Do You Realize??” before cutting into “Dark Side.”

The Dave Matthews Band closed out the weekend with a lengthy three-hour set in typical DMB fashion, squeezing less than 20 tracks into the time slot with plenty of improvised jams. The haze emanating from the crowd matched the smoke from the stage and definitely ended the festival on a high note. DMB gave the crowd a mixture of deeper tracks that should have satisfied the true fans who patiently waited a dozen hours for their set to begin.

Dave Matthews Band at Hangout Music Festival

Dave Matthews Band at Hangout Music Festival

Even the artists were impressed with Hangout. Both Chris Cornell and G. Love tweeted positive impressions about Hangout.  Cornell tweeted that he was impressed and provided a photo of a sign that adorned his dressing lounge, while G. Love wrote, “Are you serious!? This place is crazy Niiice.” Dispatch also claimed they were busy being fans and had to hurry back to the stage to perform.

The 2012 Hangout Festival was an emphatic success. The first day was outstanding and each successive day were just additional reasons to be happy. If I was forced to choose the most frustrating aspect of the festival, it was having to decide which artists to check out in a given time slot.  The latter problem was solved by catching portions of different sets, though sometimes just chilling with the music and sunshine prevailed. The Hangout Music Festival should be a bucket-list event for any Coachella, Bonnaroo or Lollapalooza regular.

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In Photos: Chris Cornell at the Hangout Music Festival 2012

Chris Cornell
Hangout Music Festival
Gulf Shores, Alabama
5/18/2012

Chris Cornell Hangout Music Festival 2012 Gulf Shores Alabama
Chris Cornell hits the stage at the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama yesterday for an acoustic set. Alabama Shakes, Yelawolf, Sleeper Agent, Dawes,were also on the bill while Jack White capped off the night.

Photos from Chris Cornell’s acoustic set at Hangout:

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Hello 2010: Soundgarden is Back!!!!

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Chris Cornell confirmed all the rumors that have been floating around all 2009. Soundgarden is reuniting after a 12 year “break.” You can read the reunion specualtions from 2009 at Spin Magazine.

My biggest fear is that this reunion won’t last long. I mean Chris has this talent for having a really big ego and ruining everything. Chris Cornell is the Best Damn Frontman, but I hope they can all just get along this time around.

April Fools!

Here are some pranks floating around the web today:


Trent Reznor has made it clear he loathes ex-Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s latest solo album, the Timbaland-produced disco-rock amalgamation Scream. This morning, Reznor Tweeted saying “I’ve been busy. Brand new FULL LENGTH NIN record available now.” A click on the accompanying link redirected fans to nin.com/strobelight — a Casio-saturated site promising a free download of Nine Inch Nails‘ Timbaland-helmed new studio effort Strobe Light. The faux record, the site claims, includes “Everybody’s Doing It” (featuring Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Bono and Jay-Z), “Coffin On the Dancefloor,” “Even Closer” (featuring guest spots by Justin Timberlake and Tool’s Maynard James Keenan), “Laid, Paid and Played” (with Fergie and Ministry’s Al Jourgensen) and “Still Hurts,” which boasts a duet with Alicia Keys.


A post on Kid Rock’s official Website claimed the he had “acquired the naming rights to the home of the Detroit Lions.” The release was also distributed via e-mail to members of the media, revealed Rock had purchased the naming rights for “an undisclosed sum,” and that Comerica Park would be renamed Kid Rock Park. “This has been a dream of mine for a long time, and with the banks in trouble it seemed like the right time for me to reach out to the fine people at Comerica Bank,” Rock is quoted as saying. Really, Kid Rock Park? Couldn’t he come up with something better than that?


A news post claiming that, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine would be joining Metallica — the band he was booted from back in 1983 — this weekend in Cleveland for this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. “The announcement comes as a surprise just days after [former bassist] Jason Newsted confirm[ed] that he will be playing back with the band as well.” If the poor grammar didn’t give it away, the next line in the news item does: “In a recent interview to Us Magazine, Mustaine confirm[ed] what everyone has hoped for to be the big surprise of the ceremony.”

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Chris Cornell and Timbaland Hit the Road for a West Coast Run

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Chris Cornell and Timbaland are going on tour together. Chris and Timbaland joined forces to create Chris’s forthcoming album Scream. It’s a fusion of hip-hop and rock and roll. It’s a departure from Chris’s sound.

They are kicking the tour off in the West Coast and Chris says that he is going to play the entire NEW Album. Don’t expect to catch anything from the back catalog on this tour. The show will be interesting to see. We covered Chris’s stop at the House of Blues last month and heard the songs from the new album striped down to just rock and roll. It’ll be interesting to hear the new songs as they were cut for the album.

10/17 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theater
10/19 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
10/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
10/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
10/26 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/31 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
11/2 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

Chris Cornell at the House of Blues in San Diego

Chris Cornell
House of Blues – San Diego, CA
8/29/2008

 

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Projekt Revolution ended on August 24th in Woodlands, Texas, but that didn’t stop Chris Cornell from playing a few more shows. His last stop on tour before his break was at the House of Blues in San Diego, California, to a sold out crowd.

Chris broke out a few new songs that are on his upcoming release Scream that is due out October 14th. This album was produced by Timbaland, the famous hip-hop producer and rapper. I have already heard rumbling from fans about the uneasy feeling they have with Chris’s new songs. I can’t blame them. It’s a bit of a stray from Chris’s rock and roll work. On Friday I was most curious to see how the new songs with Timbaland would be pulled off live. To my great pleasure he stripped the songs down to their rock and roll beginnings. There were no “beats” or any sound of Timbaland present. It was Chris and his rock and roll band playing new rock and roll music.

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Weekly Plug 8/10 to 8/16

Linkin Park irvine projekt revolution 6This week was crazy from a concert standpoint. It also took 3 pages of the Dead Hub in articles and video. We had coverage from Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, The Bravery, Ashes Divide, Street Drum Corps, Armor for Sleep, Hawthorne Heights, Katy Perry at Warped Tour, Atreyu, and 10 Years. Plus videos from Slipknot, Underoath, and Machine Head.

Chicago hit northern Illinois at Blarney’s Island with Howard Livingston and We are Scientists at the Abbey Pub in Chicago. Plus from Warped Tour Against Me!, Angels & Airwaves, and Anberlin .

This week we’ll have more interviews from Warped Tour Chicago and San Diego.

More Videos and interview from the Rockstar Mayhem and the Stranze Tour.

Shows: Brendan James and Kate Voegele. We love Kate! We have covered her many of times before at the Abbey and House of Blues.

Remember to search for your favorite artists in the Search Bar on the right hand side of your screen.

Chris Cornell: The Best Damn Frontman

Chris Cornell
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
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Ahh…Chris Cornell. You may know him from Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave, or maybe just from some of his solo work and the James Bond movie theme song. He’s out supporting his latest solo release Carry On that features the cover of Michael Jackson’s “Billy Jean”. This is also as American Idol failed to recognize as Chris’s arrangement, but that’s another story.

There are still dates left to catch Chris on the Projekt Revolution Tour (after the jump). His set never disappoints. His voice just gets more powerful the further he gets into the set. For example, by the time he finished his set in Vegas last November his voice started chipping the paint off the venue walls. He’s just that good.

Read on after the jump for the setlist and more photos.

Photos of Chris Cornell at Projekt Revolution:

On Chris’s Myspace page he currently has his two new songs for everybody’s listening pleasure. You can listen to them by clicking on the links that will send you to his MySpace.

Setlist for Irvine:

Intro
Cochise (Audioslave)
No Such Thing (Solo; Carry On)
Outshined (Soundgarden)
Spoonman (Soundgarden)
Hunger Strike(Temple of the Dog)
Watchout (New Song)
Like Stone (Audioslave)
Doesn’t Remind Me (Audioslave)
Show Me How to Live (Audioslave)
Long Gone (New Song)
Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden)
What You Are (Audioslave)
Rusty Cage (Soundgarden)

Tour Dates:

15 Aug 2008 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, Ohio
16 Aug 2008 Alpine Valley Music Theatre Milwaukee, Wisconsin
17 Aug 2008 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Indianapolis, Indiana
19 Aug 2008 Blossom Music Center Cleveland, Ohio
21 Aug 2008 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre St. Louis, Missouri
23 Aug 2008 Superpages.com Center Dallas, Texas
24 Aug 2008 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston, Texas
29 Aug 2008 House of Blues San Diego, California
31 Aug 2008 Auto Club Speedway Miller Lite Rock N’ Racing – Opportunity, California FanZone San Bernardino, California
5 Sep 2008 Fashion Rocks 2008 at Radio City Music Hall New York, New York

Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington Onstage!

Ok, I am officially pumped from Projekt Revolution when it comes to Irvine on the 10th. I am a huge Chris Cornell fan so when I saw this picture I was excited to see that they are mixing things up on the Projekt Revolution Tour.

Photo: Jason Lamiere July 30th Charlotte, NC

Need Tour Dates? Read more after the jump.

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Projekt Revolution 2008: Linkin Park, Busta Rhymes, Chris Cornell, & Atreyu

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Just a friendly reminder for all Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, Busta Rhymes, and Atreyu fans that Projekt Revolution kicks off in Boston on July 16th. Yes, Busta Rhymes has been added to the line-up this year.

The line-up also includes acts such as:

The Bravery

Ashes Divide

Hawthorne Heights

Do you have your tickets yet? You can buy them at Ticketmaster.

Much thanks to Lisa Johnson for the photo of the guys!

Projekt Revolution SUMMER 2008!

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It’s coming! The start of the summer music festival season. This summer each tour has really great and diverse line-ups. Linkin Park’s Project Revolution is no different.

In a recent phone call with Mike Shinoda, Chris Cornell, and Sam Endicott of the Bravery they discussed the upcoming tour and what fans can expect this time around.

To start, expect a diverse group of rockers on this bill. This year’s line-up includes headliners Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, The Bravery, and Ashes Divide. The Second Stage a.k.a “The Revolution Stage” includes rock acts Atreyu, 10 Years, Hawthorne Heights, Armor For Sleep, & Street Drum Corps and it all kicks off July 16 in Boston.

What’s lacking this year? The Rap Element, but that’s because of scheduling conflicts with some of the big names Linkin Park were pursuing, but don’t count it out for future shows.

Expect new music from Chris Cornell and The Bravery in their respected sets. Linkin Park is still contemplating their setlist. They are going to change it up night to night. Considering Linkin Park is keeping the “Digital Souveigner Package” alive for this tour they want to give fans something different every night. They are keep room for improv.

Tour dates are as follows:

Date City Venue

7/16 Boston, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
7/18 Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
7/19 Philadelphia, PA Susquehana Bank Center
7/20 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
7/22 New York, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/25 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion 7/26 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
7/27 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
7/30 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 8/1 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
8/2 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
8/3 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
8/7 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
8/9 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
8/10 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/12 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
8/15 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
8/16 Chicago, IL Alpine Valley Music Theatre
8/17 Indianaplis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
8/19 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
8/21 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 8/23 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
8/24 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

www.projektrevolution.com

Chris Cornell Blurb

Yes, I am a Chris Cornell fan and was lucky enough to see him this past November in the fabulous Las Vegas. Along with the review of the show and photos from the concert I posted a Youtube clip of the Pre-Show Huddle from the band. This made some laugh and wonder what the hell I was thinking for putting it on. Did I mention I am a Chris Cornell fan, I don’t need any more reason than that!

With all that said, I have another clip from Chris Cornell’s site from the Las Vegas Show at the Palms. Check it out:

Chris Cornell: Kicking off the South American Tour!

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Pearl Theater @ The Palm’s Casino
Friday November 23, 2007

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Update: A Preshow Huddle Video!

A little late, but better than never. The Chris Cornell show on Friday was super fabulous. As a fan of Soundgarden and his solo work Friday’s show had a great mix of songs from both eras.

It began with Chris stating that this was the last show in North America, but it sounded too sad, so it became the kickoff of the South American Tour. The show was opened with one of my personal favorites, “Let Me Drown” off Superunknown.

The later it got into the show the more powerful and comfortable his voice felt. He truly is one of the great front man of our times with his powerful and soulful voice. He easily ranks with the likes of Warren Haynes and it showed on Friday.

Midway through Chris pulled out acoustic for same mix of popular hits and even Billy Jean, yes, Billy Jean. He pulled from Sweet Euphoria and Superunknown’s 4th of July. I have never seen Soundgarden live and it was amazing to hear the man sing my favorites even minus the rest of Soundgarden. A member of the crowd even wrote a request out and the guys jumped right on the chance. The band switched their gear and jumped tight into request without missing a beat.

I must admit when the show was in the beginning stages the crowd seemed like it was recovering from eating way too much turkey the day before, but deeper into the set the louder and more active the crowd became. You could feel the energy by the end of the show.

With a great mix of encore, Chris and the band ended the night appropriately with Led Zeppelin’s “A Whole lot of Love.” I saw a woman sitting in front of me start to leave her seat and then they ripped into Zeppelin and I saw her come running back to her seat. You should NEVER leave a show early, you never know what you are going to miss!

We have tons more photos…we are in the middle of revamping this blog. When we give it the bog overhaul we will be archiving more photos from this show. Keep this page bookmarked and check back regularly.

Click on the thumbnails of Chris Cornell to enlarge photos:

Our next show….

December 4th – Hinder

Super Jealous!!!

I am thoroughly jealous of Jessica because at this moment she is in Vegas waiting for Chris Cornell to appear on stage. At approximately 8:45 pm she will be in the front rows to shoot pictures of the show. (Those should be available on the blog tomorrow.) As for right now let me count the ways I’m jealous! Could it be his great looks? His amazing talent on instruments? His lyrical abilities? Or better yet, his super sultry voice. Hmmm. Although, all these are great reasons to be jealous I think my favorite has to be that sultry unduplicated voice. Many of us have loved that voice since, Audioslave, and even further back Soundgarden. His abilities as an artist are definitely among THE best. From early beginnings as a boy learning piano, then drums, then guitar, and last but not least singer/songwriter he has proven that he has the staying power to be ranked among the best rock musicians out there. Stay tuned for more from Jessica…….

Chris Cornell @ Pearl Concert Theater

Super excited! Chris Cornell is tonight @ the Pearl Concert Theater. Doors open at 8 pm and Chris Cornell goes on around 9:30pm. We are shooting pictures for the show, look for them tonight or tomorrow.