POP EVIL at Kewanee Stock 2014

pop evil kewanee illinois concert review

POP EVIL ROCKS KEWANEE STOCK!

photos by Michael McMillen

Saturday, under threats of severe storms ruining the whole thing, was the 2nd annual Kewanee Stock festival in Kewanee Illinois.  This years event was made up of local bands Brushville,  Mindset Evolution,  3 Years Hollow and Sick Puppies with Grand Rapids, Michigan  rockers Pop Evil headlining.  The Rock Gods were looking over us and the weather never materialized.  It turned out to be a perfect afternoon and evening for some great live music.  Singer Leigh Kakaty immediately took control of the crowd and had them engaged the whole set.  Playing songs from their three studio albums the band seemed to really connect with the audience.  Pop Evil is a very popular band in the Midwest  and Peoria was the second radio region to play their music in the country after the band’s hometown of Grand Rapids.  You could tell the band remembered that and really gave everyone a great show.  Kakaty gave praise to the parents of some of the youngsters attending the show, thanking them for teaching the kids to love rock music and not the evil pop we are bombarded with everywhere these days.  The fans were very vocal all night, singing along and loudly requesting their favorite songs. I’m sure they probably were all pretty happy with the song list with “Deal With the Devil” being by far the highlight of the evening.  It was great to see a band put on a show like this at a city park in a town easily an hour from any venue the size that they would normally play.  It shows how much this band loves what they do, loves their fans and loves the Midwest.  Be sure to catch the band on the upcoming UPROAR Festival kicking off August 15th and coming to a city near you.    by Michael McMillen

pop evil kewanee stock 2014
pop evil kewanee stock 2014
pop evil kewanee stock 2014
pop evil kewanee stock 2014
pop evil kewanee stock 2014
pop evil kewanee stock 2014
pop evil kewanee stock 2014
pop evil kewanee stock 2014
pop evil kewanee stock 2014
pop evil kewanee stock 2014
pop evil kewanee stock 2014
pop evil kewanee stock 2014
pop evil kewanee stock 2014
pop evil kewanee stock 2014
pop evil kewanee stock 2014