There are few things I'd sit in Long Island rush hour traffic for, Weezer is definitely one of those things. While the same tour was coming to PNC Art Center, nothing really compares to seeing a show at the breathtaking Nikon Theater on Jones Beach. Surrounded by water while the sun sets, just one of those perfect summer days.
Sleigh Bells opened the show. Contrary to the ticket taker they are not a Christmas themed punk band, though that would be sick. I've have been dying to see Sleigh Bells since their Reign of Terror days. Frontperson Alexis Krauss is electric and keeps the audience begging for more. I think Sleigh Bells is the perfect addition to a tour with two legacy bands, not only do they bring out a young crowd but they keep some of the older heads on their toes.
The Pixies are next! I've been kicking myself for missing them last time they came through the Stone Pony Summer Stage. When I first went a way to college my uncle gave me a best of The Pixies CD with a note that read "every college freshman needs the pixies in their life" and boy was here right. It felt like a trip right back to my first drive out to the dorms, they played hit after hit after hit!
Closing out the show, a band that I once genuinely called "Blink 182's grandpaws" in 2009 (I was 13 and a dumbass) WEEZER. Opening the show with BUDDY FRICKIN HOLLY. I'm not even going to front, I was losing my shit in the photo pit. The entire setlist was hit after hit, sprinkled with some fan-favorite covers. The only song I was wishing to hear that they didn't play was Susanne and that's only because the Mallrats soundtrack was stuck in my car for two years.
Catch them at PNC Art Center TOMORROW!
July 20 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 21 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
July 22 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 24 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
July 25 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
July 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 28 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
July 29 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
July 31 – Greenwood Village, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
August 1 – West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
August 4 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
August 7 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 11 – Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
August 12 – Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion