|Photo By Jennifer Gullickson|
First Avenue, Minneapolis
May 22, 2013
In the mid-90's, most music fans who passionately experienced the rapid rise of the grunge movement firsthand viewed bands like Bush, Stone Temple Pilots and their ilk with skepticism, painting them as illegitimate knockoffs who were just capitalizing on a scene that they would forever be outside of. But there was ultimately no denying their commercial success and legions of fans throughout the world. And now that enough time and distance has passed, and those unsettled adolescent territorial fires have dimmed just a bit, the songs are ultimately what endure, not where you came from or when you broke big.
And Bush clearly have plenty of undeniable anthems that still resonate just as potently with audiences today as much as they did when they dominated U.S. radio and the pop charts nearly 20 years ago. The one-time London quartet, led by the exuberant Gavin Rossdale, delivered all of those hits and more during their entertaining 90-minute set which found the band finally making their First Avenue debut while connecting intimately with their dedicated fans who have stuck by them all of these years.
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