Well, in a very literal way, yes: one show each in New York and Hollywood.
I’ve waxed fan-boy before on this blog about Jesse Malin’s fine solo albums of the last decade or so; Love it to Life was easily my favorite LP of 2010. I first heard of him back in the ‘90s as the front man of D Generation, a band whose immaculately written and performed punk-infused hard rock made them easily NYC’s best band of that decade. At the time of their 1999 demise, they left behind three must-own albums, and the memory of some of the best shows I saw in a time when I saw shows all the time.
I know, I know: reunion gigs are always a risky proposition. Still, I’m willing to wager that this one won’t disappoint. I’d also be willing to wager that this is a true one- (or two-) off, so if you live near NYC or LA, it’s probably now or never. Go with “now.”
Honestly, I haven’t been so excited to pay ridiculous Ticketmaster fees in a long, long time.