Concert Review: The Bottle Rockets at Mechanic Street House Concerts


Out on what they’re calling a “living room tour,” alt-country rockers the Bottle Rockets played a stripped down acoustic show last night in Ohio City at a private residence (the owners have dubbed the space Mechanic Street House Concerts) that showed just what a treasure the band really is. At the start of the 90-minute concert, singer-guitarist Brian Henneman, who was flanked by his four bandmates, explained that the set list would be determined by request. “If you yell out ‘Freebird,’ we’ll either leave or play the entire song,” he joked. Instead, the band started the show with the mellow ballad “Get Down River,” a folk rock number that sounded like it could have been a traditional bluegrass tune.

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected].
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