Mammoth WVH, Candlebox & POD

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This review is for 97.1 The Eagle’s BFD show that happened on September 5th at Dos Equis Pavilion. I was sadly only able to catch 3 of the bands as there was some mix up with the media credentials. So this will be what I have from the show.

When I was able to get inside, get set up and ready to go Mammoth WVH was set to go. For his particular set we were set to shoot from soundboard so we had a nice wide view of Eddie Van Halen’s son, Wolfgang and his band. The set started off strong with one Mammoth’s most known song, “Don’t Back Down” followed by “Mammoth” and “Think It Over”. WVH and the gang only had a 6 song setlist on this day but that didn’t stop them from showing everyone what the son of a guitar god can bring to the table.

After a short break we had 90’s mainstays Candlebox grace the stage. We were able to be down in the photo pit for this one so we were up close and personal with the guys. Candlebox is dropping their 7th studio album this fall on September 17th. They are celebrating 30 years together! You could expect at least a few songs from that album to be played here tonight. They opened their show with “Arrow”. Vocalist Kevin Martin walked directly to the front of the stage to check out this great crowd in Dallas Texas. These festival style shows are typically shorter sets so there isn’t much talking between songs. “Riptide” and “Nothing Left to Lose” off the upcoming album were thrown in the set. Nearing the end of their time at BFD they played their biggest hit “Far Behind”. The crowd was singing along to every word. You could tell they were waiting for this song. They finished off their set with a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Children of the Grave”. This was my first time seeing Candlebox live and it was not a disappointment.

Next up for me was a group I grew up listening to. They were at the top of my playlist. P.O.D. started off hard and heavy with “Set It Off” followed by “Soundboard Killa”. They energy from Frontman Sonny Sandoval was all over the stage. So much energy on this hot day. Took a minute to thank everyone for being there and giving them the energy right back. Then they hit hard with “Boom”. Finishing their set with “Youth of the Nation” and “Alive”. They left the crowd hype and ready for the rest of their night.