Jan 28th, 2011
DANKO JONES COMMODORE BALLROOM
Review/Photos By: P Ruttan
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Catchy hooks, loud, sexy humorous rock music is what the fans experienced at the Commodore Ballroom friday night. I think most fans are tried of hearing the same old lifeless songs that many bands try to copy and want real Rock n Roll back. Danko asked the crowd “Are you looking for a good time? Are you into straight up rock, and if you are, do you want to leave your baggage behind like we did in Toronto? If you answered "yes" to all those questions, which the crowd did, Danko Jones was undoubtedly the band that rocked the roof off.
The band have been playing their dirty love/sex-based brand of rock music for almost 15 years already and i don’t think they aren't going to change nor let up any time soon I hope. In fact, the packed crowd at the venue were not surprised, as Danko featured a very strong collection of modern rock songs that night kicking up both the tempo and aggressiveness. Danko fitted in black with his Gibson Explorer performed such songs I Think Bad Thoughts, Code of the Road and Lovercall. The band has dropped the minor punk influence they had on there two previous records, Sleep Is The Enemy and Never Too Loud, and have once again aimed for a heavy, slap in the face rock 'n' roll sound.
Danko Jones has the ability to sound fresh and look interesting on stage. Yes, the riffs are simple, the chord progressions minor, and the rest of the band is entirely dependant on Danko’s swagger and stage appeal, vocals and fronting abilities, but none of it matters – these guys f%@&* rock. "Pure Driven Music" is the best description one could ever give to them. Like AC/DC years ago, Danko Jones have found a comfortable niche for themselves and are absolute kings of loud rock.
With his relentless sound, the fans were treated to a great show and the perfect night. Danko Jones does it best – sleazy rock music for people who like having fun and oh what fun they had. If you like your music to be fun and melodic with AC/DC and Thin Lizzy influences this is right up your alley. Check them out next time...highly recommended!