The Mad Caddies Start Off Their North America Tour 2014 With A Small Yet Devoted Crowd In Corona

Posted: August 26, 2014 in Events, Inland Empire, Music, Punk Rock, Ska
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To commemorate the release to their latest album, The Mad Caddies went on tour starting last week that runs throughout North America, and that tour started off in Southern California. While some shows will see larger crowds than others, the Mad Caddies generally draws in their true fans, making for a fun show with devoted fans in attendance. I attended the show at M15 in Corona last Friday night, which originally had three other bands playing prior to Mad Caddies. However, two of the bands, Slow Children and Skunkdub, mysteriously dropped out of the lineup, and I really wanted to see Slow Children too. Instead, two bands got replaced by one, the band that opened the night.

Speaking of the opening band, enter Penetrators. They made it clear that their band name does not contain the word “The” to prevent confusion. Calling them punk seems a bit of a stretch, since they have a very poppy sound to them. At times, their music would remind me of The Misfits, but the overall pop feeling killed any similarity to The Misfits.

Deviating further away from the last band’s genre, we have The Infamous They. This band out of Temecula does not label themselves as any particular genre. Instead, they mix up genres and end up sounding like a lounge rock band. This amalgam of sounds makes them fit the role of an opening band perfectly, which does not resonate well with anyone who wants to grow big.

After a 30-minute setup, the Mad Caddies finally entered the room to adoring fans. Their set list has remained somewhat identical to their previous shows, with songs 2-8, 10-12, 14, and 16-19 in the same order as other shows they have played. For the other spots, the Mad Caddies have added in some songs from their new album, Dirty Rice. The room remained relatively calm the entire time aside from the pit, as much of the audience behaved and stayed put, rather than bounce around frantically. They did a great job of transitioning between songs, not leaving too much downtime between groups of songs. This set included lots of fan favorites, like Leavin’, Tired Bones, State of Mind, Monkeys, Drinkin’ For 11, and more. Although they could not play all of the fan favorites like Souls For Sale or Silence, they still generated limitless energy from the crowd, and attracted a handful of people to this show.

  1. Shot In The Dark
  2. Backyard
  3. Leavin’
  4. Without You
  5. Tired Bones
  6. Mary Melody
  7. Lay Your Head Down
  8. State Of Mind
  9. Down And Out
  10. Monkeys
  11. Weird Beard
  12. Dub (instrumental)
  13. Brand New Scar
  14. Coyote
  15. Shoot Out The Lights
  16. Drinkin’ For 11
  17. Contraband
  18. No Hope
  19. Distress

The Mad Caddies currently tour across North America, so check out their Facebook page for a list of upcoming tour dates, and remember to give their page a Like so that you can stay up-to-date with all things Caddies.

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