The Used kicked off their tour with Marmozets, Every Time I Die and The Eeries in San Diego at the House of Blues. Unfortunately I was only able to catch The Eeries perform one last song due to getting stuck in some irritating Downtown San Diego traffic. The good news is I got there just in time to watch the rest of the bands, beginning with Marmozets. As soon as they hit the stage, I knew I was going to dig their vibe. Lead singer Becca Macintyre moved with an energy and spunk that just made you want to get lost in the music alongside her. Plus, who doesn’t love a British accent? Next up, Every Time I Die went wild and took the crowd with them. In between jumps, stage dives, and running from one side of the stage to another, I’m surprised they even had time to catch a breath. Their music is high energy and heavy, making it perfect for some head banging.
The Used finally came on and put a room full of eager fans out of their misery. It was clear that most of the audience had been following the band since their early years in the 2000’s and was ready to rock out to that same music that they used to listen to as young teenagers. The band catered to the audience’s needs by choosing songs from a variety of their albums; only playing two songs from their newest 2014 album, Imaginary Enemy. The crowd was pumped with excitement, as I imagine many people there (including myself) were having a sweet blast from the past. They closed their set with a mix of their song “A Box Full Of Sharp Objects” and a cover of Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name Of” that was absolutely killer (pun intended). The Eeries, Marmozets, Every Time I Die, and The Used will be on tour until May, making their way to the East Coast. So if you’re down for a good old rock concert, I’d highly recommend catching them in a city near you!