On Saturday, February 3, Machine Head completely packed out the Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, Florida.
Machine Head aren’t a band I would normally cover, but let’s be honest, I was curious about the newest album. When my editor asked if I would be interested in coverage, I jumped on the opportunity. Doors opened at 7 p.m., and when I arrived, the line was wrapped around the building. The energy of each and every fan in that line was electric, like a frenzy, feeding back into the fold.
Fans packed into the Vinyl, and around 8:15, you could hear the “Machine*FN* Head” grow in intensity. Phil Demmel came out first, racing across the stage to grab his first guitar of the night. Robb Flynn and
Dave McClain were next to place, followed by Jared MacEachern.
The applause was earsplitting. There was a huge stage light set up, and the crowd absolutely loved it. Pulsating colors timed perfectly to every chord, and complete darkness in a lull. Hearing the entire room sing along to the words was incredible. Machine Head are absolutely a band that needs to be seen live. Such a powerful experience, one that you become enamored with very quickly.