Stephen Pearcy Concert Review, Austin, TX, June 24, 2016
Last night was the third time in the last 2 years that I’ve seen Stephen Pearcy and those first 2 times weren’t that good. I had met him last year in Irvine, CA and had him sign The Book then. The main reason I went to last night’s show was to meet some of the guys in Pearcy’s band. More on that in a bit.
The Boley’s from Florence, TX opened. I believe they’re all siblings. It was a solid rock set.
Super Vato was up next which features my pals Yayo Sanchez on guitar and vocals and Chris Alaniz on drums. Omar Vallejo rounded the band out on bass. Musically the band was a bit all over the map, but I think this may have been their first show.
DeniroSmith, an Aerosmith tribute band featuring Jason McMaster on vocals. They only plays songs from the first 5 albums and do it well.
Pearcy and crew hit the stage opening with Wanted Man and Drive Me Crazy. His voice sounded really good throughout the whole set and they pretty much played everything I’d want to hear minus Morning After. I could have done without Way Cool Jr but oh well.
After the show, I got the opportunity to spend a few minutes with the band. I saw Stephen first and he asked if I wanted anything signed. I mentioned that he took care of all that last year. So he just gave me a hug and thanked me for coming. I was stoked to learn a few weeks before the show that Matt Thorne and Chris Hager from Rough Cutt. I had seen them in ’87(?) with Alcatrazz and Zebra. I mentioned that tour and they both said they only did a few shows with the other 2 bands. Great guys. Matt asked Pearcy to take the photo of us. Pearcy complained for a moment and Matt told him to just do it. It was funny. Greg D’Angelo from White Lion was on drums. I had him sign as well, but he was pretty disinterested overall.
Fun night overall.