Knock Out Kaine + Adler's Appetite concert review + PHOTOS
Verlichte Geest, Roeselare
Another sold-out night it was, when Knock Out Kaine (UK) and Adler's Appetite rained down on Roeselare.
Considering the crowd's response and the show itself, I believe this will be a hard one to top (and I'm sure all present will agree).
Knock Out Kaine warmed the people up, and then some! No opening band could have done a better job at clearing the stage for the Hollywood legends.
They walk the revival walk with full force, not giving a flying fuck about trends or hypes, playing good old hard rock n' roll, no compromise made at any point.
Knock Out Kaine was a show worthy of a proper own gig, although their material is not nearly known enough around these parts. Check out http://www.myspace.com/knockoutkaine and you'll figure it out, they've got the qualities to make it in the big league.
After this veritable rock feast, all eyes turned to the stage to see the main act. Noone more than Steven Adler was about to grace us with his presence.
In a set that was filled to the brim with Appetite For Destruction classics, it's needless to say that all hell broke loose.
"It's So Easy", "Nightrain", "My Michelle", "Mr. Brownstone", "Rocket Queen", they all passed and took our breath away. Steven's drumming was as tight as ever, the band performed like a jackhammer from hell and the atmosphere was just perfect.
In a bar with the size of a handkerchief, this is the embodiment of rock n' roll: sweat, front-to-back singing, everybody got a piece of the action, and it looked like it went down well with the band also.
Spread throughout the all-GN'R set, we got a taste of what Adler's Appetite can and will bring also. "Stardog", "Fading" and "Alive" were presented live as well as on a limited edition European EP, and they rocked our tits off. Check out the Steven Adler interview for further info on that.
Closing the set down with the inevitable classic "Welcome To The Jungle", this was nothing short of the perfect show. We got the opportunity to sit down with Steven afterwards, but upon returning, the bar was not empty at all.
Everybody wanted a piece of Hollywood's golden boy, signatures and photos all around, everybody got their little hang-out with the stars.
If this is the level of enthusiasm in the bands and dedication in the fans we're getting in this "revival", I'm all in...
Thx to Bart Vryghem for the pics!
Last Updated (Monday, 21 February 2011 18:03)