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Slash feat. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators

Updated: Jul 31, 2019

Living The Dream Tour ’19

with special guests Joyous Wolf

Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI

July 25th, 2019


The Pabst Theater is the icon of Milwaukee’s downtown theater district; having the ability to accommodate performing art of all forms, with the beautiful backdrop of a European-esque opera house.

Now, with that being said, let’s get into what went on this incredible evening. Being that it was a sold-out Thursday evening, this show was going to be EPIC. Watching the crowd fill in every seat and the low rumble of the background music, you could almost feel the intensity in the air.


Joyous Wolf


Joyous Wolf - Photo Credit VIMH

Joyous Wolf kicked off the night. The Southern California quartet played a set that showcased the classic rock influences, bluesy riffs and front man Nick Reese’s gutsy vocals and possessed stage presence. Joyous Wolf’s sound on tracks like “Quiet Heart” from the group’s debut EP and single “Place in Time” had a gripping intensity.






Set list:

Undesired

Place in Time

Had Enough

Said Too Much

Mother Rebel

Quiet Heart


Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/joyouswolf/


Recording Company:

Roadrunner Records

https://www.roadrunnerrecords.com


ITunes:

https://music.apple.com/us/album/1456415323?app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D4


Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6p0TU5Tw7phSj0vtAc18ub



Slash feat. Myles Kennedy

And The Conspirators

Slash, Myles Kennedy and Todd Kearns, Slash feat. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators - Photo Courtesy: TStarr Photo

Opening with “The Call of the Wild”, the band shot out of the gate like they were on fire, and on a mission to play as many songs as their two-hour set allowed. Their current tour is in support of the group’s 2018 album, “Living The Dream”. And through their music, we all had the experience of feeling like we were doing just that.


“Serve You Right” and it’s raw sound, delivered an energy that is only possible when seasoned veterans take the stage with a newer song. When Todd Kerns, the bassist, took over vocals on “Doctor Alibi”, the band showed it’s diversity. This gave vocalist Kennedy a break. The song’s punk vibe was a cool, raw insert into the set.


Slash, Slash feat. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators - Photo Courtesy: TStarr Photo

On through the night, you could hear the crowd’s intensity growing, waiting for some throwbacks from the Guns and Roses days. And they did deliver. “Nightrain” came out running and fans fed upon the nostalgia from years past.


Let’s not forget, the rhythm section of Todd Kerns on bass and Brent Fitz on drums proved they really are the backbone of the band. While the spot is on Slash and Myles Kennedy, there’s no denying how solid the band is and that has to be noted.


It’s great to see that Slash, even with the GnR reunion and his vast history in the music scene, did not take the easy road and get a group of musicians together and run with the legacy. Instead he and Myles, with the Conspirators, opened a new chapter and brought us even more music, excitement and new memories to the scene.


Overall, the night was full of high energy and excitement. I would be the first to say, if you haven’t been to this show, make it happen next time they are in the area. ROCK IS NOT DEAD!!


Set list:

Ray's Goodbye (Intro)

The Call of the Wild

Halo

Standing in the Sun

Apocalyptic Love

Back From Cali My Antidote

Serve You Right

Boulevard of Broken Hearts

Shadow Life

We're All Gonna Die

(Slash song) (Todd Kerns in vocals)

Doctor Alibi

(Slash song) (Todd Kerns in vocals)

The One You Loved Is Gone

Wicked Stone

(with extended Slash's guitar solo)

Mind Your Manners

Driving Rain

By the Sword

(Slash song)

Nightrain

(Guns N’ Roses cover)

Starlight

(Slash song)

You're a Lie

World on Fire:

Anastasia


Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/joyouswolf/


Recording Company:

Roadrunner Records

https://www.roadrunnerrecords.com Snakepit Records


ITunes:

https://music.apple.com/us/album/living-the-dream-feat-myles-kennedy-the-conspirators/1413905848


Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/7uaLqs2tRTJnPJPj3VmNsI?autoplay=true&v=L


Venue:

Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI https://pabsttheater.org/venue/the-pabst-theater/


Photo Credit:

TStarr Photography

https://www.facebook.com/TStarrPhoto

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