The Details: There are many who referred to Cactus as “The American Led Zeppelin” and those are some seriously big words to stand with if you are a band but when you consider the fact that this powerhouse quartet that came to be with members of The Vanilla Fudge, Mitch Ryder’s Detroit Wheels and The Amboy Dukes. The original lineups presence upon the music scene was not that long but their power and sound would resonate for decades to follow and find them influencing the likes of Van Halen, The Black Crowes, Montrose and even the mighty Anvil. In 2013 we find the band featuring two original members with Carmine Appice and Jim McCarty who are joined by the talented Jimmy Kunes (vocals), Pete Bremy (bass) and Randy Pratt (harmonica) and thanks to the fine folks at B.B. King’s, we are going to put some lucky PiercingMetal fans into the show for free. Read below on how to participate.
When and Where: Saturday August 31st at B.B. King Blues Club (237 West 42nd Street NYC)
To Participate: Let’s keep this one nice and simple since it’s the holiday weekend after all. Just tell me what excites you most about the band or what makes you the most curious about the band. Alright, give me two things and convince me because I like to see some depth in my reader submissions. Be sure that you enter with your full real name in the comment form along with a working email address in the event we need to reach you. It also never hurts to subscribe to the comments for the duration of the contest so you know if you won. I will be answering the most compelling submissions directly and letting them know if they won. Go get em.
Restrictions: PiercingMetal.com contests are open to all of our regional site readers but we do look at new responders first in order to give everyone a fair shot at enjoying a show on the provider and us. We still encourage all to respond because you never know just how many tickets we are offering or when the most recent folks actually won if there is no one new. Please also be aware that Guest and Anonymous submissions while likely approved are not eligible to win.
Here are a couple of videos that were shot during the bands 2012 appearance at this same venue. I know that they will pique your interest all the more.
Here are some links to Cactus music that you can order up on Amazon.com