It was a back to back nights of showstoppers over at the Glass House in Pomona. Warming up the crowd were Whittier’s own rockers, Plague Vendor. From the get-go, you couldn’t miss frontman Brandon Blaine’s showmanship. What a performer! He was not shy with the sold-out crowd and had no trouble showing off he sweet moves. The bands raucous falls somewhere between punk and alternative, but I find it grasps its own unique sound. The four-piece creates such lively music behind the initial outer punk layer. The audience had no trouble getting down to their music and really enjoying it.
What everyone was there for was one of the rock-duos of our generation. The Kills is comprised of the devilishly live Alison Mosshart, and Jamie Hince. Since forming the band back in 2001, these two have paved a very long road for themselves in rock music. Known for their eclectic shows, the British-American duo did not disappoint their sold-out crowd Tuesday night.
Between the gritty guitar riffs and the infectious stage presence, these two are unstoppable. The set began with the lyrically crushing hit “Heart Of A Dog” off the band’s most recent record ‘Ash & Ice‘. Fans went crazy as Mosshart leaned her lanky body into the crowd to sing along.
The night was filled with hits off each of their five records. The energy the two create is truly unmatched as they leave no part of the stage untouched. They even ended their set with a rad cover of “List Of Demands” by friend and musician Saul Williams. As far as rock shows go, they got it down! If you missed their two local stints in LA and Pomona, you can catch them in October at the Hollywood Bowl opening up for Interpol!