Cage the Elephant
Dave Grohl will never be hip. In an age of irony, his lyrics are too earnest, his guttural howl bringing overwrought passion to hard-rocking Hallmark cards like "My Hero." So I wrote in 2005, to open my review of the fifth Foo Fighters album In Your Honor. Six years later, little has changed, and that’s a good thing.
It’s hard to imagine former bandmate Kurt Cobain would approve of Wednesday night’s six-string assault on Oakland’s Oracle Arena (left uninhabited by the Golden State Warriors amid an NBA lockout that only delays the team’s next losing season). Grohl, unlike the late Nirvana headliner, basks in the spotlight a bit too readily, with a zeal unbecoming a postmodern frontman.
Live 105 threw a little party called BFD and here are pics of some of the great bands that played.... Linkin Park, The Strokes, Snoop Dogg, Bad Religion, Biffy Clyro, Cage the Elephant, Manchester Orchestra, The Airborne Toxic Event, Neon Trees, Young The Giant, Middle Class Rut and Beta State