On Wednesday night, rock band Taddy Porter made yet another stop at their favorite Michigan venue Flint’s Machine Shop.
The band has made a number of stops there over the last few months as they continue to promote their self titled debut album by touring with a number of big names including Saving Abel, Slash and Finger Eleven.
This time out they were touring with Toronto alternative rock band Evans Blue who are still touring behind their 2009 self-titled release, which featured popular single “Bulletproof”.
Wednesday’s show was opened by Detroit’s False City who had a solid set but their sound was not very memorable as they sounded like any number of local rock bands.
On the other hand, the other opener Fort Wayne’s Rains sounded great and seemed to have a pretty big following as they pulled out a mix of indie and alternative rock.
Song “Liar” particularly stood out for it’s unique delivery that shifted between a soft indie feel and a harder metal sound.
With Taddy Porter making the Machine Shop a regular stop, they have begun to draw a crowd filled with regulars as well and they were all out and rocking hard during their set.
To those that have been lucky enough to see them a number of times, it is obvious that the band is gaining more confidence and stage presence as they move along.
Wednesday night was easily their best and tightest show here to date as they mixed up the set list a bit and seem to have found a comfortable groove.
Their performance of “Whatever Haunts You”, “Mean Bitch” and “King Louie” particularly sounded great.
The crowd was definitely up and involved by the time Evans Blue took to the stage with their hypnotic alternative rock.
The band proceeded to run through a number of their most popular songs including “Bulletproof” and “Cold (But I’m Still Here).
However, it was their heartfelt performance of “In A Red Dress and Alone” that really stood out and sounded great throughout the Machine Shop.