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The Used take on Cleveland's House Of Blues with a
theme of corporate rage, cover songs and head banging
The Used wrapped up it's tour with Every Time I Die, Marmozets and The Eeries Saturday night in Cleveland with the
sounds of corporate rage, 90's covers and gratitude in support of the band's new album Imaginary Enemy.
The House of Blues' theater stage was set with old TV sets with Imaginary Enemy artwork and lights as charismatic
singer Bert McCracken and company took stage starting into “Maybe Memories” off 2002's self titled debut album.
There were ear-shattering screams as McCracken started the second song of the evening by spraying a mouth full of
water into the crowd.
McCracken took breaks to tell stories of corporate hatred against McDonald’s and Wal-Mart and he told a story about
a dad, son and starfish. The vocalist yelled at the crowd to shove their phones up their back ends and enjoy the show–
all feeling like efforts to make the 12-song set list feel much longer. McCracken even acknowledges Michael Jackson
as an influence, which might also explain his fingerless gloves and crotch grabbing.
The set wrapped up with a couple cover songs from Rage Against the Machine and Nirvana, certainly giving the few
older fans there a treat for their ears and musical nostalgia. The Used closed the show with “A Box Full of Sharp
Objects”, also from their 2002 self-titled debut album.
Every Time I Die played a hard, fast and energetic set complete with stage diving, head banging and even a fast metal
version of Nirvana’s “Tourette’s”. Also supporting the show were The Eeries and The Marmozets.
The Used will continue to tour throughout May with Chevelle and Mazmozets.
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