Monday night (Nov. 28th) at The Ogden Theatre The Pretty Reckless gave us a roundtrip ticket down to the river when they hit Denver on their recent tour promoting Who You Selling For (Razor & Tie). They were joined by Holy White Hounds and Them Evils, both exciting young bands.
Hailing from Huntington Beach, California Them Evils were first up to stage. They wasted no time at all commanding people’s attention immediately. Between original material and some well-placed covers (AC/DC and Motorhead), they proved exactly why they were picked to be on the tour.
Holy White Hounds came in with a fury that said that they were here to kick ass and chew gum, and by the looks of vocalist Brenton Dean, he was all out of gum. So intense coming out of the gates, that Brenton even broke a string on the first song! They just released Sparkle Sparkle back in May and are touring in support of that album so go check it out now.
An electricity filled the room, as house lights dropped and the band started off with ‘Follow Me Down’ and ‘Since You’re Gone’ off of Going to Hell and Light Me Up (respectively). With an intensity in her presence she mesmerized a sold out crowd through a solid fifteen song set pulling from all her albums in their catalog. Even though she has been in the spotlight since she was young, Momsen is now a full-fledged rock scene veteran. Mysterious, genuine; and fierce all at once; Momsen has really come into her own voice and style. Owning the stage with a grace that is one part Rock `N Roll history, and the rest her own ability to interpret her material. Seeing her live, she makes you feel like she is singing just as much to you personally, as she is to the entire room.
The band was tight, and the fans were singing along every second. The atmosphere was a party, even with some deeply emotional moments thrown in. The set list was split mostly from the new album, with cuts from Light Me Up, Going To Hell and a few more gems tossed in. With the inclusion of the new albums’ title track on tonight’s set, a welcomed surprise to fans rewarded the band right back by singing every word. Every fan in the room on this night knew we were all watching a band hitting its peak.
By the time they cleared off the stage, Denver was once again entranced by The Pretty Recklesss, and the hands of their frontwoman. We’ll be anxiously awaiting their next show here.