TVD Live Shots: Jane’s Addiction and Fishbone at the Masonic, 9/21

Jane’s Addiction is currently wrapping up the current leg of their “Sterling Spoon Anniversary” Tour commemorating the 25th anniversary of both the release of Ritual de lo Habitual and Lollapalooza. This past Wednesday night found lineup Perry Farrell (vocals), Dave Navarro (guitar), Stephen Perkins (drums), and Chris Chaney (bass) in San Francisco in front of a packed house at the Masonic.

But before the Ritual could begin, there was 45 minutes of antics from one of the hardest working bands out there, Fishbone. Hailing from Los Angeles, Fishbone almost feels like a hometown band to the San Francisco crowd that has become accustomed to their regular visits. Kicking things off with a powerful version of “Sunless Saturday” before tearing through the classics. By the time the set ended with “Party at Ground Zero,” frontman Angelo Moore was dripping with sweat and the crowd was sufficiently primed for Jane’s Addiction.

Between the large scaffolding set up at the rear of the stage and Perry’s mysterious box of knobs, the stage looked small and the show felt intimate despite the 3,000-ish in attendance. Kicking right into “Stop!,” the lead track from Ritual de lo Habitual, was like solid punch in the face … zero to 60 in 4 seconds flat … pulling G’s off a space shuttle lift off. You’d have thought the crowd would have been blown back by the blast, but instead they surged forward.

In spite of knowing the first nine songs of the setlist with certainty, the crowd still reacted to each subsequent tune with squeals of pleasure and surprise. Clearly enjoying himself, Perry paced along the edge of the stage, shaking hands, bumping fists, and distracting the room from the lovely ladies dancing behind him on the scaffolds. In no particular rush, the band took a good hour to get through the album, giving Perry time for some scatting during “Been Caught Stealing” and of course providing Dave with some solo time

With Ritual out of the way, the band didn’t miss a beat as they launched into a furious set closer starting with “Mountain Song” and ending on a mellower note with steel drums and acoustic guitars for “Jane Says.”

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Jane’s Addiction Setlist:
Stop!
No One’s Leaving
Ain’t No Right
Obvious
Been Caught Stealing
Three Days
Then She Did…
Of Course
Classic Girl
Mountain Song
Just Because
Ted, Just Admit It…
Jane Says

Fishbone Setlist:
Sunless Saturday
Bonin’ in the Boneyard
Date Rape
Ma and Pa
Lyin’ Ass Bitch
Cholly
Everyday Sunshine
Alcoholic
Party At Ground Zero

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