8-23-10 Originally published on Examiner.com by Tracy Heck
Wednesday night Flint's Machine Shop played host to rockers Dommin, The Sleeping and Volbeat.
Gothic rock band Dommin opened the show with a short solid set of songs from their debut album Love Is Gone.
Earlier this year, the band toured with Alternative rock band HIM, which gained them the widespread exposure they were looking for.
Dommin's music is full of passion and their amazing live performances have earned them a rapidly growing fan base.
Running through songs like their first single "My Heart, Your
Hands", the pumping "Dark Holiday", and "One Feeling", the band did a
great job of warming the gathered crowd up.
A set highlight was a performance of the Nirvana classic "You Know You're Right".
After exiting the stage, the band spent the rest of the evening out near their merch table meeting and greeting their fans.
New York rock band The Sleeping was the next to take the stage. Unfortunately, their set was not quite as powerful and it took awhile to get the crowd into it.
However, their set took a turn for the better when they began to
play some material off of their upcoming album, which had a bit more
fire to it.
Finally, it was time for Danish rock band Volbeat to take the stage who did it in style coming out to Elvis Presley's "An American Trilogy".
The band is known for their early rock n' roll, heavy metal and rockabilly and gained attention when they toured with Metallica.
Normally, the band is a four-piece ensemble but unfortunately
guitarist Thomas Bredahl was detained before being allowed to enter the
U.S. due to a long-ago theft of a barstool.
Thus, the band had to perform a handful of dates as a trio.
Wednesday night you would not have known it though. Volbeat's timing seemed perfect and they seemed to really be enjoying themselves.
Songs like "Radio Girl", "Sad Man's Tongue" and "Caroline Leaving" sounded great.
Set highlights included their performance of the Dusty Springfield song "I Only Want to Be With You" and a performance of new single "Fallen" off of their upcoming album Beyond Hell/Above Heaven.
Volbeat set list:
1. The Human Instrument
2. Radio Girl
3. Sad Man's Tongue
4. Hallelujah Goat
5. Mary Ann's Place
7. I Only Want to Be With You (Dusty Springfield cover)
8. Boa [JDM]
9. Pool of Booze, Booze, Booza
10. Rebel Monster
11. Caroline Leaving
12. Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
13. River Queen
14. Angelf*ck (Misfits cover)
16. Still Counting