So, headed out to the House of Blues to see my Sacramento friend and 80's punk icon Kevin Seconds. I couldn't tell you who Streetlight Manifesto is, but holy hell was the HOB packed last night. Never mind the fact I was possibly the oldest person at the show minus maybe some parents that brought their kids. I was here to see my pal Kevin Seconds.
His set was short but rapid fire playing a lot of his new material, covering a Rancid song and dropping in "Leave a Light On" from the most recent 7 Seconds album. He put on a great set and these kids were chanting along with him Whoa-ohhhhh Leave a Light On, Leave a Light on for his second to last song.
Sycamore Smith was pretty cool, folksy satire filled songs with a Kazoo that made the crowd erupt in cheers. He was fun, and writes some witty songs. It's always great to catch up with Kevin when he makes it out to Cleveland. Kind of amazed by the fact he drove the Econoline all the way from Sacramento. He's doing a mini tour, 3 shows with Streetlight, and a few solo gigs in between then back to Cali.
I didn't get any pictures the above is from one of his solo gigs at the Beachland a couple years back. It was fun catching up with him after the show shooting the shit for over an hour. The Cavs crowd erupted in cheers up and down 4th streets after beating the Bulls while we were standing around the Econoline. Never even checked the score. I'm a music guy first, but it was kind of cool hearing all the cheers going down the street from the simulcast at the Q.
Dude puts on a great show and still has a great voice in his low 50's. We talked about touring, punk rock war wounds and everything in between. Ahhh the life of a cool kid. I always get a kick out of his stories. Back in the day Seconds was the voice of a movement. He stays true to that to this day. Just an all around good guy. I hope the kids enjoyed the Streetlight show, it sure sounded like it from outside the doors. I had a great time.