Pretty much all the bands were trio, and didn't even play with set lists(exception being Chelsea Hotel)
The show went smoothly for the most part, although the bands didn't get started exactly on time... *cough cough* You know who ya are...
Talk Sick Brats played a great on-the-fly set with an authentic late 70's Punk sound. They ripped through a 20 minute time slot with amazingly powerful results.
Born Liars put on a great set with their unique Garage-y Punk sound. Influences from 70's Punk, and Garage rock like The Kinks were present(even though they agreed with a crowd member shouting "F*ck The Kinks!"... *shrugs shoulders*). Though their performance can be a bit make-shift it's hardly a deterrent from enjoying them.
Chelsea Hotel played better than ever. Which is quite an amazing accomplishment considering I saw them a mere 3 days prior to this show. Aside from some extra swagger to their set they got some crowd participation too. Whether singing or sometimes just joining the band on the stage. They played for about half an hour, with songs ranging from usual set staples, some new songs, and even some covers.
The Safes hit the stage and didn't stop rocking until they left. Their songs for the most part were built on strong melodies and a strong, rough backing, keeping a nice balance musically. They all shared and switched musical duties in some way during the show, which made for a nice display of their talents. A nice example is when their guitarist showed his ability to keep cool with a broken a string near a solo and managed to work around it even when a second string broke. They played tight and fast, but even better you could see the authenticity in their performance. They spent most of their time playing their hearts out, but they weren't afraid to interact with the audience; usually even addressing individuals out of the crowd too. Bottom line The Safes are amazing all around. Plain and simple.
It was an amazing show and I feel bad for those who missed it!