Steel Panther was rocking and rolling in China Town at a place called The Canal Room and this would be my very first time seeing this Glam Rock sensation. The full show was documented on a narrative that you can find on THIS LINK and now please enjoy the photo gallery that I captured during the performance.
Artist: Steel Panther
Venue: The Canal Room (New York, NY)
Label: Universal Republic Records
When it comes to your typical rags to riches stories in the annals of Rock and Roll there is only one thing that surpasses them and that is a good old fashioned “coming back from the brink of obscurity tale”. If you don’t know what I mean by this, well I am referring to those bands who were on a meteoric rise to the top and then without warning totally vanished from the face of the earth and eventually found themselves a mere memory. Such would be the case with Hollywood California’s Steel Panther who failed to show up for their own record label showcase over two decades ago, and yet here we were both fan and media personality alike gathered in the Canal Room in NYC for the bands triumphant return. Knowing their back story, I was almost hard pressed to believe that they would even show up and with today being April Fool’s Day as well, I thought all of us were going to be pranked for the sake of Heavy Metal urban legendry. Fortunately I was wrong in this assumption and the packed house was eager to see these returning heroes for the genre back in all of their pompous and glittery bluster. The show was set to feature the bands full original lineup and that includes Michael Starr (vocals), Satchel (guitarist), Lexxi Foxx (bass) and Stix Zadinia (drums) and by guaranteeing this were bound to deliver a concert of phoenix like proportions.
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