I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything yet about the Steel Panther show on April 7 at the 9:30 Club in DC. So here it is. In support of their 2009 release Feel The Steel, the Panther rocked their entire album minus one song, “Stripper Girl.” Apparently they decided to leave this song out of their set because “they couldn’t close a metal show with a ballad.” So they covered Mötley Crüe’s “Kickstart My Heart” instead. Earlier in the show we were treated to original gems such as “Community Property,” “Fat Girl,” “Party All Day,” and “The Shocker.”
This was my fourth time seeing Steel Panther, two times at the Key Club in Hollywood, and once at the M3 Rock Festival last year. They tend to do mostly covers in their LA shows, and while the set was all original songs at the M3 Festival, it was an outside show in the afternoon – not an ideal Panther setting. So the 9:30 Club show definitely met expectations. They are now playing regularly at the House of Blues in Hollywood, so if you are in LA, they are a must!
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get many good shots of the show, but here are a couple. I also have a few more on my tumblr feed.
After the show, Coach and I went to the downstairs bar to have a final drink, where we saw Lexxi Foxxx without his signature hair. I had to do a double take to realize who he was. Still, Lexxi, Satchel, Stix, and Michael are the hardest rocking band out there.
I forgot to post pictures from last month’s Frontiers show. If you aren’t aware, Frontiers is THE premiere Journey tribute band. Seriously, they have the sound and the lead singer even has some of Steve Perry’s mannerisms. I had not been to a Frontiers show in a number of years (there was rumor that the imitation Steve Perry left the band), but they were back at Clarendon Grill on March 6, and we couldn’t miss them.
Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the show, but the full gallery is on my flickr page. I apologize for the graininess, but hey, they were taken with my Blackberry in low light in a bar. What can I do?
It has been a while for the blog, but the 2010 concert season kicked off for me last weekend with The Dan Band at 9:30 Club in DC. As always, they are very entertaining with some of my favorite guilty pleasure songs that they cover. They even added some new songs to the encore with “Single Ladies” by Beyonce and The Dan Band interpretation of Pink’s Grammy performance of “Glitter In The Air.”
I took a few grainy pictures with my blackberry during the show, but I wish I brought in the Flip to capture the “Glitter In The Air” performance, as it was absolutely amazing. You can see from some of the pictures what it was like – I honestly thought they were going to fall out of the sheets and land in the crowd at one point. But that’s the beauty of The Dan Band…they screw it up and it’s all the better for it. To get a full perspective on what they were trying to accomplish, I recommend viewing the actual Grammy performance below.
And lucky for me and my lack of video, YouTube is able to save the day and show you The Dan Band interpretation:
Now, the real story to our Dan Band concert actually begins the last time they were in town, when my friend, let’s call her “Jacalicious,” became Dan Band Fan #1 and we spent some time hanging with the band in the downstairs bar after their show. This led to quite a story that I won’t go into here, but is relevant due to the fact that the band remembered us when they saw us at the bar after the show this time.
Quickly re-igniting their friendship, “Jacalicious” and members of the band recounted their last meeting and discussed the most recent set. When asked about the Pink cover, we encouraged them to keep it in the set, but agreed that not everyone in the audience “got it.” Sounds like shows in LA did get it, as I would imagine would also be the case in NYC.
To round out the night, I believe “Jacalicious” is now facebook friends with the band. Well done.