Sep 17, 2012
SoCalMusic have done a review of the Los Angeles show. You can find it here.
The article says:
Wrapping up their short 7 West Coast tour date schedule with this brisk 75 minute set (15 songs in total), Havok and Puget entered the stage to a thunderous and anxious crowd shortly after 10pm.
Complete with 2 MacBooks and synthesizer, Puget set up shop and kick started the evening. “Cold War” (also the lead track on Bright Black Heaven) helped kick start the show. Havok quickly began working the stage, pacing quickly back and forth and working the entire crowd. This formula continued throughout the evening, the hot and sweaty venue only helped mirror the sultry material.
Having graced the Roxy Theatre stage numerous times with AFI, Havok and Puget seemed at home at this venerable site.
Drawing almost exclusively from their 2 existing albums (2007 Cex Cells release and the less than week oldBright Black Heaven), highlights of the evening included the first single off Bright Black Heaven, “Faith Healer” which translated very well to the stage as well as for other stand out songs–”Bitter For Sweet” and “Bliss”. Not allowing for much chatter in between songs, Havok and Puget kept the show moving swiftly…closing out the set beautifully was their biggest single to date (as well as their first overall single from 2007), “Stiff Kittens.”
Leading of the quick 2 song encore was a cover of Erasure classic “A Little Respect”, which was dedicated by Havok to his ‘married friend, Dan’. The song was expertly covered if not for the brief intermission that caused Havok and Puget to quickly stop the music to address a girl fight right in front of center stage. “Don’t fight, just dance” was Davey’s plea to the crowd. A stand-out tune from Cex Cells, “Semiotic Love” helped close this solid set out and send the packed house buzzing out onto Sunset Boulevard.
Future tour dates are still in question, so we all have some additional time to spend with this outstanding album.
Also included were a number of pictures from the concert, including this gem: