Raley Field was a rock venue for those who showed up Tuesday night for Incubus. Fans trickled to the front of the stage for opening artist AWOLNATION, leaving seats available for the mellow rockers who chose to sit over standing in the pit. AWOLNATION’s loud, blood-rushing sound engulfed the eardrums of the early birds. They played songs off their debut album, “Megalithic Symphony,” including the radio hit single “Sail,” which was received by cheers. The stage was set up at the outfield line allowing for better acoustics, harnessing the sound before it escaped into Sacramento River. By 8 p.m., the surrounding stage area was packed and seats were filling up. Assigned seating was overloo
If you still have that Brandon Boyd poster on your wall, waiting for Incubus’ next tour to come to a city near you, you are in luck. On Tuesday the multi-platinum band will be performing at Raley Field, introducing new songs from their seventh studio album, “If Not Now, When?” Special guest AWOLNATION is set to open the concert. Incubus has sold over 13 million albums worldwide in their 20-year career. They are known for climactic riffs, hypnotizing melodies and Boyd’s vocals. It’s about time they are back. The alternative rock band took a break from touring to focus on family, solo albums and art school. Fans have held strong for the last few years after the 2006 album, “Light Grenades.
I’ve missed you too, Sactown! All of the letters and emails encouraging and pleading for the return of the Rundown have all been very comforting – as has my own laughter at the sheer ridiculousness of that statement. Ego-tripping aside, it’s good to be back with the "redheaded cello" version of the Rundown (wait for it…). This is definitely the time of year when we start to lament the pending end of summer and the compression of the local concert calendar. We ain’t there yet… Toad the Wet Sprocket –Parents weren’t sure if the band name was inappropriate or just plain weird when their kids started going nuts over songs like “All I Want” in the early ‘90s. Twenty years later, they still