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Steel Panther - Heavy Metal Rules

Probably the title of Panther’s previous album, “Lower the Bar”, was kinda prophetic; they have indeed, since both that as well as this current album, seem unable to really stand head over high heels to the band’s debut opus or even “All You can Eat”…
 
Things are as frozen in time, as they’ve ever been for the Cali-fornicated Californians, from their wigs to their tight spandex tights… the Van Halen loosely tight jams and the “hillarious” over the top humor…
 

Crashdïet - Rust

It must suck to be a band like Crashdïet… a band with so much promise that ends up being signed straight up by Universal Records in their native Sweden, only to have their singer commit suicide and from that point on being unable to hold on to a singer for extended periods of time, with H. Olliver Twisted (later of Reckless Love) joining for an album before leaving for Simon Cruz to fill in and surprisingly last two albums, before quitting mid tour.

Steel Panther and Crobot live in Orlando, Florida, 2019

For those that aren’t familiar with Crobot, you need to get to know these guys. This foursome out of Pennsylvania features lead singer Brandon Yeagley, Chris Bishop on guitars, Dan Ryan on drums and bassist Eddie Collins. While they have released three full length albums and an EP previously, their latest album “Motherbrain” is getting rave reviews and really starting to get them noticed.

Skid Row live in Athens 2019

Without a support band to get things going, despite an initial announcement that there would be (opening act-s), Skid Row came on stage at around 22.30 after a taped intro of the Ramone’s “Blitzkrieg Bop” had finished playing. Inside people were so tightly packed together that even attempting to go for a drink or to the restroom, would prove to be a monumental task. Either a larger venue or a few less tickets might have solved that.