Chevelle ramp up US Cellular Stage, Summerfest
The US Cellular stage at Summerfest has been a little less than exciting this year. Every time I walk by it, the crowds seem to be okay and not as hyped up to be there to see the headlining performances as in previous years. But it’s not all their fault. This year’s lineup at the US Cellular stage has been okay at best with a handful of performers that had the power to draw a crowd that would rival the Harley Davidson or Miller Lite stages.
That all changed on the final weekend of Summerfest. Saturday night played host to growing name in rock music, Chevelle. The Chicago 3-piece dominated by chunky guitars and thumping bass lines and drums.
Recently releasing their newest album Hats Off To The Bull Chevelle has been gaining a lot of momentum in recent years. Release after release they keep getting better while maintaining their own style and sound that makes them Chevelle.
As for crowd turnout for the Chevelle performance; it was pretty impressive. They were as much interested in the show as they were socializing and drinking so it was pretty relaxed for the first few songs. Pete Loeffler’s vocals were spot on and added that crisp edginess to Chevelle’s sound.
I always enjoy Chevelle live in concert. They’ve improved since the last time I saw them when they toured with Filter and Bush at the Eagles Ballroom. Their sound has become tighter and they really rock to hits like “Clones” and “The Clincher.”
Check out Chevelle with Carnival of Madness when they hit up the Eagles Ballroom on August 21st in Milwaukee.
Setlist: The Clincher – Letter From A Thief – Clones – Another Know It All – Vitamin R – Hats Off To The Bull – Sleep Apnea – Sam Old Trip – Closure – Get Some – Jars – Forfeit – The Meddler – I Get It – Envy – Send The Pain Below – Encore: The Red – Comfortable Liar – Face To The Floor