Concert Review: The Offspring, Taking Back Sunday, the Used at Buzz Under the Stars

This past Friday night, the intellectuals went to the Beaumont Club, and the people that really wanted to rock were at the City Market.

96.5 The Buzz kicked off their Buzz Under the Stars concert series with the Offspring‘s The Shit Is Fucked Up Tour, with opening support from the kinda-Christian alternative band Anberlin, suburban Chicago punk three-piece Alkaline Trio, the angsty platinum-selling the Used and mainstream New York showmen Taking Back Sunday.

Deciding to save energy for the upcoming holiday weekend (but mainly because it was kind of too hot outside), the Buckle Bunny and I skipped out on Anberlin and Alkaline Trio and arrived around eight for the beginning of the Used’s set, or rather, The Fucking Used, as lead singer Bert McCracken kept referring to his ensemble.

The B.B. was especially excited for this band from Utah. She told me they really stood out for her because one of the first times she had seen them live, she could really feel McCracken’s pain in his performance. I’ve read that McCracken once suffered from acute pancreatitis. Ouch!

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