JAM Magazine Concert Reviews

May 4, 2017
Gas Monkey Live!
Dallas, TX USA
Review by Nolan Smith
Photos by Gregg Gannon


Bush Sets Gas Monkey On Fire

The return of Bush rocked a packed house at Gas Monkey Live in Dallas last Thursday night. Front man Gavin Rossdale, with his signature punk, grunge look that set the world on fire in the early 90's, is proving some things do get better with age.

Now, some 23 years after Sixteen Stone was released, the band still played just as sharp and vocally strong like having the CD playing on repeat, over and over again growing up, along with new songs off their new album Black and White Rainbows.

The band took the stage and set everything ablaze starting with "Everything Zen," "Chemicals Between Us," and "Greedy Fly." The new hit song "Mad Love" is a great jam, and the new album is definitely worth giving a listen to if you're a fan of the band and/or Gavin Rossdale in general. After playing a few songs from their latest release, the band returned to the hits "Swallow" and "Letting The Cables Sleep."

Just when things were right on the precipice of erupting, the band kicked into playing "Little Things" with an enthusiasm and vigor that took the entire venue to a whole new level. A great way to end the main part of the show. The band then played a 4 song encore including super hits that were sang in tandem chorus with the entire audience including "Machinehead," REM cove "The One I Love," "Glycerin" and "Come Down."

Bush put on an incredible show, and proved they still have that magic in them that I was so hoping was still there. Gavin doesn't let you down! If you have the chance of seeing Bush on their current Black and White Rainbows tour, don't hesitate to do so, you'll be happy you did.

Set List
Everything Zen
Chemicals Between US
Greedy Fly
The Sound Of Winter
Mad Love
The Only Way Out
Lost In You
Letting The Cables Sleep
The Beat Of Your Heart
Little Things
The One I Love
Come Down