Rock Allegiance Lives Up To Name At The Brewery

Rock Allegiance
Papa Roach
Puddle Of Mudd
Crossfade/Drive A
Genesee Brewery
Rochester, NY
September 16, 2011
By Joseph Suto


The Rock Allegiance tour touched down in Rochester, NY at the Genesee Brewery this past Friday. The show showcased seven bands and gave fans more bang for their buck. Bands on the bill included Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Puddle Of Mudd, P.O.D., Red, Crossfade and kicking things off were Drive A. Despite all bands playing much smaller sets than what they are accustomed to, it gave the fans a good taste of what they all offer.

Buckcherry gave the strongest performance of the event. Singer Josh Todd was in fine form as he jumped around on stage and led the crowd through classics “Lit Up” and “Sorry”. Guitarist Keith Nelson was spot on and he delivered a blistering solo during a rare play of “Dead Again” from the Buckcherry’s 1999 debut album. As Buckcherry closed with “Crazy Bitch” it left that feeling of wanting more, the band now has five albums of material to choose from. Hopefully they can play a full headlining show next time they visit.

Lead singer Jacoby Shaddix led the California quartet Papa Roach through a fast paced ferocious set. Papa Roach knows how to work a stage and displayed they can rock with the best of them.

Puddle Of Mudd have recently released their latest cd entitled “Re(disc)overed” which prominently features their spin on some of rock n’ rolls finest tunes. The Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” went over real well with the crowd. Most fans wanted to hear the band’s own hits and were not disappointed with awesome versions of “Blurry” and “She Hates Me”.

P.O.D. also put on a fine display of their music which over the years has been ever changing with Christian, Rap Metal, Nu Metal and Alternative Metal all from which they are influenced by. “Southtown” was a highlight that showcased the vocal style of singer Sonny Sandoval.

Red was quite a surprise as they really seemed to be at home on the big stage and delivered the underrated set of the bill. I previously saw Red in May at a club and they seemed out of their element opening for Hinder.

The ambience of the show was very reminiscent of another that was also took place in Rochester many moons ago when Foreigner/Aerosmith/Joe Walsh and the Hooters rocked the now defunct Silver Stadium which was coincidentally just 2 miles away. The atmospheric Genesee Brewery was the perfect venue for this show. Here’s hoping for another show of this caliber next summer.


Special Thanks to Bari Lieberman for allowing us to review the concert!!

Papa Roach Buckcherry Puddle Of Mudd P.O.D. Red
Getting Away With Murder Dead Stoned Boom Feed The Machine
To Be Loved Rescue Me Psycho Set It Off The Outside
Burn All Night Long Away From Me Roots In Stereo Let Go
Between Insects & Angels Dead Again Control Youth Of The Nation Lie To Me (Denial)
Forever Everything Gimme Shelter (Stones Cover) Southtown Death Of Me
No Matter What It’s A Party Old Man (Neil Young Cover) On Fire Breathe Into Me
Kick In The Teeth Next 2 You Blurry Alive
The Enemy Lit Up She Hates Me What I Got
The Last Resort Sorry
Crazy Bitch

About Joseph Suto

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