Jesse James Dupree and Jackyl invaded District 142 in Wyandotte for a “family reunion” between the band and the Detroit fans and it was one we won’t soon forget.
Opening with “Blast Off” and ripping through their three-plus decades of decadent rock and roll, while throwing in a few covers to pay homage to the classics. Grand Funk’s “We’re An American Band”, “A Country Boy Can Survive” and “Suspicious Minds”, were mixed in with Jackyl classics like “Down On Me”, “I Stand Alone”, “When Will It Rain” and of course “The Lumberjack”.
I can’t count how many times I’ve seen Jackyl live, it’s got to be dozens since they broke onto the scene in 1992. One thing that remains, the show is always a high-powered affair! They don’t slow down for any ballads, or long drawn-out speeches from the band while on stage. It’s pedal to the metal from the time the band takes the stage until the last piece of wood flies off of Jesse’s chainsaw. Thursday night at District 142 was no different. A solid hour and a half of great American rock served by a band that has done it right for years!
It was great to see so many familiar faces in the crowd. I really liked seeing the Foundation 14 crew. A big thank you to everyone who said “hello” and offered to buy me a cocktail. I appreciate you all.
Don’t forget, there are lots of great shows coming up to District 142 including a lot of Michigan bands like Sponge, Uncle Kracker, and Taproot. For more info click the link here.
Enjoy some pictures from the show and we’ll see you at another concert soon!