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Metalhead in Munich: Crowbar + Jenny Hooker Concert Review - 05.04.2014

Crowbar + Jenny Hooker Concert Review - 05.04.2014

Servus Metalheads!

Six years without any album. Six damned years. Crowbar's fans were all over the place with "Sever the Wicked Hand" in 2011. Not only because we had new material to hear, but also because a new album usually means a tour. That's how the Beards took over Munich.


Jenny Hooker

The first part of the gig was assured by Jenny Hooker. (I'm not gonna tell you the story behind this name. We all have the same reaction when we hear it for the first time. This "What?!" face. Go on their website and read it by yourself ) 
I saw the Hooker Clan live for the first time at a 8Below gig, and I really liked what I heard. Maybe because the two other bands that night were more Rock than Metal, I have not put them into the Metal Category. So how big was my surprise when I learned they would do the first part of Crowbar! To be honest, I was not convinced. At all. This has nothing to do with the band itself, because they are great, but I thought Crowbar could have chosen another band, with a heavier sound, for their first part. I was very happy for them though, being a support for the Sludge's Kings is something big and to be proud of. When I came in the Halle for the concert, I was waiting for something. I wanted to be convinced. And the Hooker Clan did it in a great manner.
They gave a wonderful performance! Their sound was heavier than what I actually remembered. I missed the first 15 minutes, but I saw enough to assure you than they played well. Very well. I have not deepened their music yet, but after this, I will for sure. They can be proud of this gig. I doubted, I am sorry. But they convinced me I was wrong, thanks for that! Horns Up, Jenny!

Crowbar

The Kings of Sludge arrived on stage facing an excited and impatient crowd. Heavy, slow and dirty riffs made us headbang during the entire gig. They were awesome. I was so happy with the entire concert until they stopped. After about 70 minutes. I know they are not that young anymore, but come on! We requested an encore and, for a moment, I was not even sure they would come back. They did, but I think it wasn't planed considering how long it took. Am I too demanding? Maybe. I still think 70 minutes is short for a gig, especially when is a band as big as Crowbar. 
And then the gig was over. Crowbar's singer went down and was around the merch tables. A friend a mine asked him to have his cap signed. Kirk Windstein wasn't in the mood to do so, so he didn't. How disappointing is it? I mean, this is your job, and if you're not in the mood to interact with your fans for X reasons, it's fine, I get it. But don't put yourself among them and then tell them "I don't feel like it". This is just wrong. Stay backstage if you don't want to talk with people. I am not impressed. 

Amazing part from Jenny Hooker, terrific performance from Crowbar. The after-gig gave me a bitter aftertaste.

Crowbar releases a new album, "Symmetry in Black", in May 2014. Can't wait to hear this one!

Cheers! \m/

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Metalhead in Munich: Crowbar + Jenny Hooker Concert Review - 05.04.2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Crowbar + Jenny Hooker Concert Review - 05.04.2014

Servus Metalheads!

Six years without any album. Six damned years. Crowbar's fans were all over the place with "Sever the Wicked Hand" in 2011. Not only because we had new material to hear, but also because a new album usually means a tour. That's how the Beards took over Munich.


Jenny Hooker

The first part of the gig was assured by Jenny Hooker. (I'm not gonna tell you the story behind this name. We all have the same reaction when we hear it for the first time. This "What?!" face. Go on their website and read it by yourself ) 
I saw the Hooker Clan live for the first time at a 8Below gig, and I really liked what I heard. Maybe because the two other bands that night were more Rock than Metal, I have not put them into the Metal Category. So how big was my surprise when I learned they would do the first part of Crowbar! To be honest, I was not convinced. At all. This has nothing to do with the band itself, because they are great, but I thought Crowbar could have chosen another band, with a heavier sound, for their first part. I was very happy for them though, being a support for the Sludge's Kings is something big and to be proud of. When I came in the Halle for the concert, I was waiting for something. I wanted to be convinced. And the Hooker Clan did it in a great manner.
They gave a wonderful performance! Their sound was heavier than what I actually remembered. I missed the first 15 minutes, but I saw enough to assure you than they played well. Very well. I have not deepened their music yet, but after this, I will for sure. They can be proud of this gig. I doubted, I am sorry. But they convinced me I was wrong, thanks for that! Horns Up, Jenny!

Crowbar

The Kings of Sludge arrived on stage facing an excited and impatient crowd. Heavy, slow and dirty riffs made us headbang during the entire gig. They were awesome. I was so happy with the entire concert until they stopped. After about 70 minutes. I know they are not that young anymore, but come on! We requested an encore and, for a moment, I was not even sure they would come back. They did, but I think it wasn't planed considering how long it took. Am I too demanding? Maybe. I still think 70 minutes is short for a gig, especially when is a band as big as Crowbar. 
And then the gig was over. Crowbar's singer went down and was around the merch tables. A friend a mine asked him to have his cap signed. Kirk Windstein wasn't in the mood to do so, so he didn't. How disappointing is it? I mean, this is your job, and if you're not in the mood to interact with your fans for X reasons, it's fine, I get it. But don't put yourself among them and then tell them "I don't feel like it". This is just wrong. Stay backstage if you don't want to talk with people. I am not impressed. 

Amazing part from Jenny Hooker, terrific performance from Crowbar. The after-gig gave me a bitter aftertaste.

Crowbar releases a new album, "Symmetry in Black", in May 2014. Can't wait to hear this one!

Cheers! \m/

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