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Lez Zeppelin @ Highline Ballroom

Lez Zeppelin returns to The Highline Ballroom and will perform the entire “Earl’s Court” concert for their fans.

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Lez Zeppelin @ Irving Plaza (8/26/2011)

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Artist: Lez Zeppelin
Venue: Irving Plaza (New York, NY)
Opener: Dead Exes
Date: 8/26/2011
Label: Redeye Label

“Comin’ out of nowhere, drivin’ like rain; Stormbringer dance on the thunder again. Dark cloud gathering, breaking the day. No point running ‘Cause it’s coming your way”….oh wait – I apologize, that’s a Deep Purple song and not a Led Zeppelin number and yet with the pending assault of Hurricane Irene that’s coming this way I could think of no better manner to start off my narrative about the Lez Zeppelin show that was taking place this past Friday evening at Irving Plaza. The gig was to be my third chance to enjoy what the ladies of Zep would bring to the table and the first true venue performance. I first saw them at J&R Music World playing acoustically and then last month on a Circle Line Cruise boat ride. It was going to be fun to catch them delivering the goods on a familiar venue stage to my reporting eyes and ears but let’s face it, I already enjoyed what they were all about. The show was going to find a band called The Dead Exes opening up but with my arriving just a little after 8:20pm found me missing almost all of their set. The songs I did hear I enjoyed so I will be hoping to catch them at some other event. Here’s what you missed out on if you passed on the show.
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Lez Zeppelin @ Circle Line Cruises (7/15/2011)

I caught the ladies of Lez Zeppelin a few months ago when they were doing an In Store performance at J&R Music World in celebration of their then new release “Lez Zeppelin I” (my review of can be found by clicking that title).

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Artist: Lez Zeppelin
Venue: Circle Line Cruises (New York, NY)
Opener: n/a
Date: 7/15/2011
Label: Pie Records

If I had to think back about when I first heard anything about Lez Zeppelin, I will say that I originally thought that it was on some compilation release that featured all female tribute bands. I ended up being incorrect in that assumption but I am sure that it will come to me eventually about when I first heard them at the craft. Despite this momentary lapse of reason, I did know that the band was good and that a number of my friends liked what they were up to and when I was contacted by a publicist that I deal with very often about doing an album review and checking out their appearance at this year’s Record Store Day at J&R Music World I would be a little more up to speed about them myself. For that gig the band performed acoustically as their drummer was dealing with an injury but I had to say that I really enjoyed the presentation and the sound as well as the brief meet that I had with the band members. Of course I knew that I was not getting the full and proper picture because one of the key appeals about Led Zeppelin music is the pounding drum beats that drive the band forward. My chance to correct this would come with tonight’s adventure as the band was set to embark on a NYC “Rocking The River” cruise and this was connected to the Circle Line Music Cruise in some fashion. The residents of the Big Apple are well aware of the Circle Line as it’s a popular tourist attraction and nowadays we are finding that cruises seem to be very chic for some of the heavy musical hitters as bands like KISS, Queensryche and the “70,000 Tons Of Metal” event that all take place on large scale vessels.
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Lez Zeppelin @ J&R Music World (4/16/2011)

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Artist: Lez Zeppelin
Venue: J&R Music World (New York, NY)
Opener: n/a
Date: 4/16/2011
Label: Pie Records

It was that time of the musical year again as Record Store Day hit the region with a melodic force of nature. I present it like this because while this is always an event to remember, the weather outside was doing its best to keep the adventurous gormandizer far away from the racks at J&R Music World. It would clearly have to do a lot worse to stop those kind of folks from taking advantage of the discounts at this store and to prevent them from enjoying some free music courtesy of the band Lez Zeppelin. In order to celebrate Record Store Day, the ladies would be doing a special acoustic set of Zeppelin classics and also giving people a chance to pick up their sophomore album “Lez Zeppelin I” and get it signed if they had such interest.
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“Lez Zeppelin I” by Lez Zeppelin

Artist: Lez Zeppelin
Title: “Lez Zeppelin I”
Label: Pie Records
Release Date: 9/7/2010
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 3.5/5

Before I begin this review I need to ask the readers a question. Are you one of those Rock fans that feels the sacred canon of bands like Led Zeppelin should never be tampered with and that doing so if not only an affront on the bands material but also a sin that is only punishable by the most insidious designs known to man. If this is you to the letter then please stop reading now and pretend we are like two stranger passing by on a busy street with no reason to stop and explain pleasantries. If you are a little more open to suggestion then by all means continue along with me as we discuss the album “Lez Zeppelin I” by the band that calls themselves Lez Zeppelin. If your not paying attention the name might trick your eye, but yes indeed it does say “LEZ ZEPPELIN” and they are an all female tribute to the legendary Gods of Hard Rock. Before getting my hands on this release I could only count a single track that I heard as a part of a compilation release of similar female focused acts to other bands of note and I will admit that they did stand out over their competition. These days it is no longer special or different to have a full female lineup paying tribute to the likes of KISS, ACDC or even Judas Priest and Motley Crue but there seem to be more bad than good among these numerous acts and instead of delivering an amazing aural experience, most are just concerned with the whole sexy attitude and flash with little substance. Thankfully, Lez Zeppelin are not of this kind and something with a lot more grit.
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