Alex Matthews

P.O.D. @ The Music Box – 11/17/2018

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P.O.D. @ The Music Box – 11/17/2018Hometown Heroes P.O.D. or Payable on Death, played a packed show at the Music Box in San Diego on Saturday November 17th. The intimate venue in Little Italy was crowded with loyal hometown fans on all three levels and there were plenty of P.O.D.’s family members and friends in attendance.

Formed in 1992 the band has sold over 12 million albums, and had three Grammy nominations with their most well-known record 2001’s Satellite having been certified triple platinum. Recently, the group has released a fantastic new album entitled Circles through record label Mascot, and is hitting the road on a tour that will see them visit most of the US, Europe and UK until March of 2019.

Band members Sonny Sandoval (vocals), Marcos Curiel (guitar), Traa Daniels (bass) and Wuv Bernardo (drums) were clearly playing to their local fans at this show. The band was on fire with energy, with Sandoval in particular bouncing and thrashing across the tiny Music Box stage. All of the members seem enthused about playing their new material. Current singles “Rockin’ With The Best” and the set list closer “Listening For The Silence” are stand out tracks that sound current but are very reminiscent of P.O.D.’s biggest hits. The reggae tinged “Domino” off the new album is also a great track and here’s hoping the band will incorporate the song into their live set soon.

In addition to the fantastic live set at The Music Box, the band held a record signing at Lou’s Records in Encinitas the very next day. Fans were able to meet and greet the local icons and have copies of the new album signed. Cheers to P.O.D. for always being a band that gives back to their fans and for clearly being proud of their place in San Diego’s musical history.

P.O.D. Set List:

Soundboy Killa | Rockin’ With the Best | Babylon the Murderer | Satellite | The Messenjah | Boom | Murdered Love | This Goes Out to You | Always Southern California | Youth of the Nation | Ghetto | Circles | Condescending | Beautiful | Will You | Southtown | Alive | Listening for the Silence

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