The Dirty Pearls are one of NYC’s staples for Rock and tonight they bring their sound to life with help from Ten Ton Mojo, Black Satellite, and Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son. This is nice and cheap so come out and enjoy some localized Rock.
Artist: Steel Panther
Venue: Irving Plaza (New York, NY)
Opener: Dirty Pearls
Label: Universal Republic
Even though math was never one of my strongest subjects without a calculator I’m pretty sure that tonight’s show will mark the fourth time that Steel Panther has been in NYC this year. It’s also my fourth time covering their live show and since I had caught them in January, I opted to pass the following two in order to give some other groups a chance. Needless to say here we were and it was back to the craziness as usual at Irving Plaza. Clearly this room has started to feel like home to these lads after doing so many gigs at the place. That’s a good thing since they know how to work the venue even better for their fans enjoyment. The show was opened up by NYC’s own The Dirty Pearls and they always manage to deliver a solid set of traditional Rock and Roll. Fronted by singer Tommy London the band does their best at keeping you engaged and geared up for the main event.
Artist: Twisted Sister
Venue: Nokia Theater (New York, NY)
Opener: ZO2 & Dirty Pearls
Label: Razor & Tie Music
For the past couple of years we seem to have had a little extra kick in our holiday eggnog as the guys in Twisted Sister continue their rousing “Twisted Christmas” show. It seems like only yesterday when I first heard that the boys would be doing Christmas classics and I remembered shuddering quite a bit when the cold chill from such a prospect hit my body. Of course after a few listens I had to admit that the damned thing worked and was a whole lot of fun that just might work after all. They captured the Starland Ballroom appearance on DVD for the first go round in 2006 and then they delivered it in NYC with Joey Belladonna opening up in 2007 so I was unsure with having seen it twice already that I should even go. After all, how much different was this going to be when it came down to it – a few Christmas songs reworked here and a couple of Sister classics there and a stage decorated up in wreaths and holiday lights as it had been for those past two shows. Yet when I realized that this was going to be Twisted Sister up on Times Square how could anyone possibly resist the lure of that? The show featured two openers this evening and we sure it would clatter so we got inside early to see what was the matter. The first up was The Dirty Pearls, a Glam Rock outfit from NYC who I had only heard of in name before tonight’s gig.
Continue reading Twisted Sister @ Nokia Theatre Times Square (12/6/2008)