|John Garcia of Kyuss Lives! performing at the Marquee Theatre on 10/6/2011|
After a forgettable performance by some local band whose name escapes me, Atlanta's MonstrO kicked off the evening with a 30-minute set of Southern rock-tinged metal. I hadn't heard the band prior to their set last night, but they certainly fit in well on this bill. It might be a stretch to call them the future of stoner rock, but they showed great potential last night and seem like a band with a bright future.
|J.D. Cronise of the Sword|
Kyuss's 90-minute set featured tracks from throughout their career, including "Gardenia," "Hurricane," "One Inch Man," "Thumb," Supa Scoopa and Mighty Scoop," "100°" and "Green Machine," among others. It's a shame so many people missed the opportunity to see such an influential band make their triumphant return, but the ones who did were rewarded for it. If rumors of a new album ultimately prove to be true, last night's show was a good indicator that it should be badass. Of course, it'd be fantastic if they could get Homme back on board as well, but the current lineup is already more than capable. Welcome back, fellas. You've been missed.