Author: DeHart, Bobby
Pop Evil came to Lincoln, Nebraska on a cold snowy night for a mid-week show. I was a little worried about what kind of crowd might venture out for this show…would there be much of one? The Bourbon Theater has a capacity of about 1200. I would venture to say that they were very close to that number rocking in there that night. This was the first night of the tour with Don Jamieson, from That Metal Show, and Them Evils warming up the crowd. There was also local Omaha band Evandale getting a chance to show what they bring to the table. All said, the opening acts were great, I was especially impressed with Them Evils. But there was no secret who the crowd was there to see..
And if you were worried about Pop Evil having a let down with the weather, then you were sadly mistaken. They hit the stage with full force and had the place rocking the second the lights lit up. This was my first Pop Evil show and they did not disappoint. Opening with Boss’s Daughter, Colors Bleed, and Ex Machina and they never looked back. Lead singer Leigh Kakaty had the crowd up and jumping and throwing their fists in the air from start to finish. Nick Feulling matched Kakaty’s energy feeding off the crowd throughout the show. They finished with a three song encore: 100 in a 55, Walking Lions, and Trenches.
Overall, I would say it was a great experience. As I said, this was my first Pop Evil concert and I became a new fan. It’s easy to see they have fun up there together and the chemistry they have is evident through the show. If you get a chance to see this show make sure you go!
Great energy, great music, and a great crowd. Just like rock and roll is supposed to be.