TVD Live Shots:
Vintage Trouble and
Desi Valentine at The Fillmore, 11/16

Having already played some of the biggest stages in the world supporting the likes of The Who and AC/DC, Los Angeles retro-rockers Vintage Trouble aren’t letting all the attention go to their heads. Their most recent headlining tour wrapped up on a rainy Thursday night at San Francisco’s historic Fillmore to a modest yet passionate room.

The evening kicked off with a generous 40 minute opening set by Desi Valentine whose smooth vocals backed by keys and percussion got the gathering crowd into the groove. No doubt having Vintage Trouble frontman Ty Taylor introduce the band helped direct the crowd’s attention towards the stage and away from the bar.

When it comes to Vintage Trouble, it’s hard to avoid the obvious comparisons so it’s not worth pussy-footing around the matter … frontman Ty Taylor has the energy, sass, and soul of a modern-day James Brown backed by a tight band that holds it all down while Ty’s electric stage presence keeps the audience’s attention. That’s exactly what the San Francisco audience expected and that’s exactly what they received.

While the fans seemed to know what to expect, that doesn’t mean the evening was without its surprises. When Ty hopped off the stage during the second song and engaged the crowd in an impromptu dance party, the fans jumped right it. When Ty emerged back on stage holding a dog (was it named Rocky?) and proceeded to finish the song without missing a note …. well, no one is likely to forget this show.

Nalle Colt (guitar) and Rick Dell (bass), who are no doubt accustomed to Ty’s on stage antics, seemed as surprised as everyone else—Rick even giving the pooch a few pets. Cute pups aside, it’s almost hard to imagine anyone having more fun at a Vintage Trouble show that these two guys, all smiles as the evening unfolded.

From the high-energy rockers to the soaring ballads, Vintage Trouble delivered big time for their “trouble makers” but alas, all things must come to an end. The set flew by why too fast but no doubt left the crowd itching for their next chance to catch Vintage Trouble live.

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble

DESI VALENTINE

Desi Valentine

Desi Valentine

Desi Valentine

Desi Valentine

Desi Valentine

Desi Valentine

Desi Valentine

Desi Valentine

Desi Valentine

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