Derecho did not get fans at the House of Vans down. Despite the nightmare clouds sweeping in before The Everymen, whoever was in attendance to see The Everymen, Nicky Da B and King Khan and the Shrines were in for a wet treat thanks to the rain and sweat of the intense House of Vans show.
Read more including photos of the entire night after the jump.
The Everymen were a rollicking rock and roll act that were a perfect distraction from the downpour going on outside. A bar band in the best sense of the term, no frills but a great night with some rousing choruses.
The Everymen set the tempo for the night, everything else that followed was nothing short of a spectacle.
Nicky Da B’s set was a meditation on ass and all ways to shake it. With male and female backing dancers, the set was about bass and shaking whatever you had. It was bombastic to say the least and fans soaked it up with glee.
To make the party even better, fans were encouraged to get on stage and shake their moneymakers. I’m not sure I could pick out a song Nicky Da B played, instead it was one sweeping tapestry of sweaty excess filled with shaking, lots and lots of shaking.
King Khan and the Shrines did not disappoint. Bringing some soul to the proceedings, King Khan is a great live show with tons of energy and spirit. The retro jams of King Khan will never go out of style and the shout-along choruses were met with plenty of crowd surfing and dancing.
Songs like “I Wanna Be a Girl” and “Bite My Tongue” had a gleefully ridiculous quality about them that it’s hard to not get swept up by them. It’s just pure fun and more soulful tunes like “Thorn in My Pride” fit right in, balancing the emotions of the night.