Y&T Concert Review, San Antonio, TX, February 12, 2016
Seeing Y&T last night was pretty much a last minute decision. I had never seen them and there wasn’t much going on last night, so Rodney and I grabbed some quick dinner and got to the show right as the last of the opening acts was finishing. They were horrible, by the way.
I’ve seen and heard enough live stuff in recent years to know that Dave Meniketti still sounds great. I don’t have any real excuses for not seeing them before. Unfortunately Dave is the only original member left in the band, but he’s the most important.
They opened up with Black Tiger and Lipstick and Leather. Dave’s voice sounded a little weak but not bad. Then they went into my favorite Y&T song, Don’t Stop Runnin’. Everything sounded great. Dave is such an incredible guitar player. Midnight In Tokyo gave me chills.
His backing band was super tight and provided some of the best backing vocals I have ever heard. The drummer was flat out badass.
They mixed up the setlist a bit and played two songs from their debut album when they were still called Yesterday and Today. All of the hits were played as well as some deeper cuts.
While the whole band sounded great, the venue, Alamo Music Hall, sounded like shit. I’ve seen two other shows there and the room just sounds awful. I wish it would have been a block away at Kapone’s but oh well.
So far, this was the best show I’ve seen in 2016. Of course I had the book with me and Dave signed it and my CDs after the show. His bassist was in an 80s hair band called Jet Red and he signed it as well.