It was one of those "I was there for the first..." shows.

Todd and I bought tickets online months ago the moment we heard the first track from the Michigan-born Greta Van Fleet.


The set was two hours long as the band ripped through all of the tracks from their EP, "Black Smoke Rising," but also all of the tracks on their new just-announced debut DOUBLE EP, "From The Fires."
Greta Van Fleet's first album 
FROM THE FIRES debuts on November 10. Opening the show was a band from Nashville named Simo. They were surprisingly amazing musicians and loud with a blues-rock jam session. The lead guitarist and singer, JD Simo, is a great vocalist. I checked out their stuff -- it's amazing, though kind of frustrating, because none of the songs are constructed to be radio hits. His music is interesting though. Hopefully he listens to some more Springsteen before writing the next album. The biggest surprise, though, was a Canadian band, The Glorious Sons. They were simply awesome. If they are not the Canadian answer to Nirvana, you can call me crazy. Like Nirvana in a crazy, special could-be-huge way.