Let me start by saying, Becca and I had never been to The Machine Shop prior to this. It was pretty cool and quite out of place amongst the abandoned strip malls and scattered fast food restaurants surrounding it. The decorations gave us something to look at between bands (as did the people watching), they had a good beer selection at the bar as well as cheap beers, and the stage and sound were pretty awesome.
The first band, Know Lyfe, brought me back to the late 90's early 2000's hardcore days. If you are into that sort of thing, they're worth checking out. Wilson, was amazing as always and had quite the following in Flint! Let's just say the crowd was chanting for an encore when they were done. Pretty awesome. The show up until the end of Wilson's set and the adventure to Flint and Arby's was already worth the $20 we spent.
So, at this point we were just ready to see what came next. We already had spotted some of Bam's crew wandering in the crowd and outside the venue. But, no sight of Bam yet... well not until FuckFace Unstoppable hit the stage.
It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. It was pretty much what you would expect. They played the one song that I came across before the show ("All My Friends Are Dead"). They also performed a couple of Dubstep inspired songs, which I assume were originals. Other than that, there were a lot of covers with a little bit of Bam slurring between songs. I couldn't really make out half of what he was saying. Most of the crowd seemed to love the entire set though, as well as the whorish girls that were dancing on stage.
My only disappointments were that we didn't get to meet Bam and that he was more of a mess and less of a party. Oh... and he had some design on his face and weird stringy things all over his sleeves... Sorry girls, not as studly as he once was. He did venture out into the crowd after the show to sign autographs and meet some fans. So that was cool of him.
Overall, do I think you should go see Bam & FuckFace Unstoppable? Yes! Why the hell not? It was a fun night, Wilson ruled, and it's a great excuse to party.
If you are bummed out that you missed Thursday's show in Flint, you can drive about the same distance in the opposite direction to see Wilson and FuckFace Unstoppable Monday night in Toledo. They will be playing at The Rocket Bar with Earth Below Us and Undiscovered. Tickets for this show are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. For all of the details on the Toledo show, visit the Facebook Event Page here. Doors open at 7 p.m. Make sure you get there early so you can catch all of the bands! And be sure to say "hi" to Sadie if you see her at the show!