Seether w/ Stone Temple Pilots & Default & Age of Days
CJAY 92 Halloween Howler
Grey Eagle Event Centre
October 27, 2018
Photos and review courtesy of J. Dirom Photography
Halloween Howler has become a strong rock tradition in the city. Every Halloween, CJAY 92 puts on a concert with a solid lineup, that is attended by a legion of concert goers dressed up from everything from Pickle Rick to a dancing skeletal T-Rex. It is a night to cut loose, but more importantly enjoy what is always a fantastic rock show.
This year is no different with Age of Days starting off the night, followed by Default, as Dallas Smith returns to his rock roots, which had the crowd singing along as they played their early 2000 hit “Wasting My Time”.
The masses were out to see Seether and Stone Temple Pilots. Both bands having not played Calgary in some time. Seether took the stage with video monitor behind them, and launched right into ”Gasoline”. Shaun Morgan occupied stage right and dug into the songs with his hair hanging over in his face, as the stage was bathed in an array of colourful light. Fans pressed against the barrier as Seether methodically went through their setlist, focused on the test at hand. At the end of the performance hanging a guitar on a microphone, the crowd’s cheers drowned out the feedback it caused.
Stone Temple Pilots then took the stage. Not seeing STP myself in over a decade, and never seeing them with their new front man Jeff Gutt, I was unsure what to expect. Even though I had heard new songs from the group like “Meadow” featuring Gutt. To my surprise and the joy of the crowd, STP jumped straight into “Wicked Garden: followed by “Vasoline”, and “Crackerman”. All which Gutt did a great job vocally performing. Not until half a dozen songs in, did we hear new material from the band. The crowd at times throughout the night sung along with fan favourites such as “Plush”. Everyone was happy to see STP back on stage, eight years since their last appearance in Calgary, and marked with it being Scott Wieland’s birthday, there was a very thick sense of nostalgia in air.
Overall a fantastic night with great performances by all!
Let You Down
Words as Weapons
Nobody Praying for Me
Rise Above This
Betray and Degrade
Big Bang Baby
Interstate Love Song
Roll Me Under
Dead & Bloated
Sex Type Thing
Piece of Pie
Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart