Buckcherry & Monster Truck Bring the Rock to Hartford's Webster Theater
February 25, 2014
By: Nicole McKay
Fans braved the rain and narrow snow lined streets on Thursday night to head to Hartford’s Webster Theater for a night with Buckcherry and Monster Truck. Four piece Canadian rock band Monster Truck warmed the crowd up for Buckcherry. Watching their set was like taking a trip back in time to when rock n’ roll was at it’s peak. The band bring back the classic sound that seems to have gotten lost along the way, fusing together catchy vocals and killer guitar solos. They didn’t waste much time with small talk, powering through 45 minutes of pure rock, and gaining a room full of new fans in the process.
Buckcherry filled the Webster with a randomly varied group of fans, with everything from what seemed like high school math teachers, to those that looked like they’d just broken out of jail for the night. Whatever the case may have been, the five piece rockers brought everyone together to join in and sing along within the first few notes of their opening song, “Lit Up”. The first half of the set consisted purely of older tracks, including “Everything”, “All Night Long”, and of course, rock ballad “Sorry”.
For the next half of the set Buckcherry took us through a few of the seven deadly sins, playing several tracks from their latest album, Confessions, filled with painstakingly honest lyrics, and contagious beats. Of course, no Buckcherry concert would be complete without “Crazy Bitch”. The Webster lit up, drowning out the band on occasion as they sung along. “Wrath” closed out the night, wrapping things up on a high note, for those that had the new album.