BUSH
W/ DEFAULT
4/1/2002
WARFIELD THEATRE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA.

                     Well, it means a few different things to a lot of very different people. But, it definitely has nothing to do with our president, or his daddy. I can tell you what it meant at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco to a sold out crowd on April fool's day this year. There was no big joke, or I missed the punch line. People paid good money to see rock and roll and that's what they got. The opener was Default and they put on a great show. I was thinking if these guys are this good, then Bush must be even way better. The show started around 8:10 p.m. with the venue a little over three quarters full.

                        A little history on the Warfield for those far and wide; there have been many different performances and other events held here from way back in the day. But, the underground story is just that. The basement of the Warfield is notorious for being a place of free for all, or more commonly known back in the day as a "speakeasy," and is probably used for special guest performers to have their personal space in these modern times. Needless to say, those basement walls have some stories to tell about people that have come through in passing time and some dear friends that stuck around to play for awhile.

                      Default has a new song out on the radio, it came out last week, it sounds pretty good. The live show was great, the tune you might recognize from them is "Wasting My Time.." Only completely obnoxious radio stations like KSJO in the bay area and KRXQ in Sacramento are beautiful and bold enough to subject their listeners to only the best new punk rock metal graveyard music like this good stuff. This front man here for Default is a screamer and carries a tune all the way there. Bush stepped up to the plate on opening day at just before ten o'clock and kicked out some bass thumping, Warfield shaking, mind blowing, home run style, out of the park power rock. These guys have some trademark licks and riffs that come out heavy and grab you in like they were waiting for you hiding in a bush. A couple of times I noticed I thought they sounded a little like Neil's band Crazy Horse as they were pounding away on their guitars and started to head for that psychedelic realm of the endless solo jams with massive guitar and bass volleys just bouncing off each other. They did that real good a couple of times, got me all shook up in a frenzied dance craze till I forgot I was even listening to a song--more of a jam. I love that, and just when you start to feel lost they pull it back in. I give Bush a full on thumbs up.

           Bush played all the fav's of all the fans there and kicked out a new song that is going to be out in video soon. The show ended just before eleven with their trademark hit "I Don't Wanna Come Back Down From This Cloud." The crowd went nuts, the performance was very impressive and left me grinning from ear to ear. The only thing that could excite me more was the four song encore they played, "Misery" and "Swallow." Then they did a FAN-tastic cover of the Car's classic "Just What I Needed" and said farewell with a pleasant reminder that "It's the Little Things That Kill." Enjoy the Rocktime eye candy snaps, lots of pictures of this show still to come. Thanks for reading and we'll see ya at the shows.
                                                                         NICK RUNNING
 

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COUNTING CROWS
 
DEF LEPPARD
CHER
THE OTHER ONES
AEROSMITH
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
PAUL McCARTNEY
SANTANA
SHERYL CROW
TESLA
JAY-Z AND 311
OZZFEST 2000 OZZFEST 2001 OZZFEST 2002
DAVID BOWIE AND MOBY AT AREA2
THE WHO
JACKSON
BROWNE
PAPA ROACH, P.O.D.,CYPRESS HILL, & ROB ZOMBIE
MORNING SPRING RAIN FESTIVAL JUNE 2002
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
MIDNIGHT OIL
MT. AIRE 2002
BIG HEAD TODD
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG
BUSH AND DEFAULT
INCUBUS
BLUES TRAVELER
LINKIN PARK IN
LAS VEGAS
BRYAN ADAMS AT THE FILLMORE
LINKIN PARK & P.O.D.
CROSBY, STILLS, AND NASH
STRING CHEESE INCIDENT 
NYE 2001-2002
FUEL & SALIVA
AEROSMITH 2002
STEVIE NICKS
THE
BLACK CROWES
AEROSMITH 2001
BLINK 182
THE STRING
CHEESE INCIDENT
 OZZFEST 2001
BAD COMPANY
LINKIN PARK
 OZZFEST 2000
MARILYN
MANSON
MEGADETH
TED NUGENT
AND TESLA
THE OTHER
ONES
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2000-2001
 THE
COUNTING
CROWS AND
LIVE
THIRD EYE BLIND
      SUMMER
    TOUR 2000
YES
THE FURTHUR FESTIVAL 2000
THE B.B. KING
  BLUES FEST
2000
THE B-52'S
AND THE
GO-GO'S
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
JOE WALSH
2000
  ELTON JOHN
2000
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH, AND YOUNG
REUNION TOUR 2000
NYE
1999-2000
WITH THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
THE EAGLES
MILLENIUM TOUR 2000
LAS VEGAS
ZZ TOP & LYNYRD SKYNYRD
TOM PETTY
  HOLLYWOOD
BOWL
PEARL JAM
 HALLOWEEN
WIDESPREAD
PANIC
BONNIE
RAITT
'99
BONNIE
RAITT
'98
METALLICA
H.O.R.D.E.
'98
THE
B-52's
FURTHUR
'98
VAN
HALEN
 311
JERRY
CANTRELL
   BARENAKED
LADIES
COUNTING
CROWS

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