Sam Black Church reunites for their 25th anniversary at the House of Blues, Hometown Throwdown w/the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
It's been 7 years since the last SBC reunion which took place in Sept. of 2007 at the Roxy in Boston. I attended that show, the pits were brutal, the music was amazing and the band hadn't missed a beat. Fast forward to 2013, with barely a clue given on their status all these years, a Facebook page for the band popped up offering merch. Then the page started offering hints that something big was happening. That big thing was the Hometown Throwdown. Mighty Mighty Bosstones for several years have been putting together a series of local shows for the die hards called the Hometown Throwdown. This year Sam Black Church would be opening for them on the third night of the concerts. For the first time in many years, I bought tix the first day they were available. The last show in 07 was historic and I was not going to miss this show.
|Jet and company in full form.|
It was clear to me a lot of the Bosstones fans were intrigued and not very sure who SBC were. I overheard conversations like: "What does Sam Black Church sound like?"", "Why is there a pit already forming when the music hasn't started yet?", and ultimately "look at that guy's bloody face!". I kind of snickered to myself a bit. The band opened with a classic, LIGHT THE NEEDFIRE. Frontman Jet stormed the stage as the rest of the band was clearly pumped as hell to start the night off right. By the third song I could see a lot of converts. Young folk that weren't around when it seemed like Sam Black was playing every weekend back in the day were shouting "SBC!" at the top of their lungs. Especially when frontman Jet Crandall, thanked the Bosstones for giving them the stage to perform.
|House of Blues Boston|
|First time in 6 years, SBC on stage.|
HOUSE OF BLUES SETLIST
Light the NeedFire
Captain of the World
New God Science
We Got The Youth
For the Kickstarter
Official Facebook of Sam Black Church
Offical Merch site of Sam Black Church