Last Wednesday, rockers Taddy Porter and Saving Abel made a stop in Flint at the Machine Shop for a show full of energy and enthusiasm.
Both bands spent time hanging out at the venue meeting and signing autographs for their fans.
Local group Tripp ‘N’ Dixie opened the show with a solid set followed by Swartz Creek’s own The Hangers On.
The final opener was New York rock band Sugar Red Drive, who did a great job of getting the crowd ready for the headliners.
The band plays hard hitting rock music that fit in well with the Southern rock-influenced music that Taddy Porter and Saving Abel are known for.
Taddy Porter took the stage and immediately blew the roof off with a set full of some of their hardest songs, many of which have been getting a lot of airplay in the television and sports world.
The band is touring in support of their recently released debut album.
The band is known for their explosive live shows and they did not disappoint as they ran through killer versions of “Shake Me”, “I Want You” and “Fire In The Streets”.
Saving Abel who have been making Michigan a second home recently, closed out the show with a set full of songs off of their latest album Miss America as well as songs from their popular debut album.
Songs like “Contagious” and “Hell of A Ride” got just as big of a crowd reaction as older songs like “In God’s Eyes” and “Drowning (Face Down)”.
New hits “Stupid Girl (Only In Hollywood)” and “The Sex Is Good” stood out as well as their two biggest hits “18 Days” and “Addicted”.
Both Saving Abel and Taddy Porter will be back in Michigan Labor Day weekend to play at the Arts, Beats & Eats festival, which will take place in Royal Oak for the first time after a move from Pontiac.
Saving Abel will be appearing on the National Music Stage on Friday, September 3 at 7 p.m. and Taddy Porter will be on the Budweiser rock stage on Monday, September 6 at 5 p.m..