Beautiful Creatures Live in Worcester, MA

By Tokemaster General, Contributor
Wednesday, December 10, 2003 @ 5:37 PM

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REVIEW BY: Debby Rao

LA rockers Beautiful Creatures returned to New England tonight for an encore performance at the Lucky Dog in Worcester, MA. I recently had the chance to see them perform there in July. Tonight's performance was even more exciting than their last show in town. The band performed four new songs off their upcoming CD, entitled Deuce, and gave a hard-driving performance with an interesting Guns ‘N Roses twist to their new songs.

Fronted by former Bang Tango singer Joe LeSte, the band hit the stage a little after midnight with a blistering set of high-energy rock and roll...

The band opened the show with "Ride" and then played two new songs called "Never" and "Empty." Both new songs had a hard-driving edge with Guns ‘N Roses influences. The band then played "Going Off" and "Wasted" from the self-titled debut album, Beautiful Creatures.

Drummer Matt Starr did an awesome drum intro to new song "Straight to Hell." Starr's new modern style of drum playing has added so much diversity to the band. Along with new guitarist Alex Grossi and Anthony Focx, the band has a new modern sound. Singer Joe LeSte is a great frontman with his unique vocal style and stage presence. The band also played "1 AM," “New Orleans,” a country song with a love-gone-bad theme, and "Ready to Go."

Drummer Matt Starr and new guitarist Alex Grossi are no strangers to the local Worcester music scene. Both musicians are from Hartford, CT and played in a band called the Flames two years ago. Starr got the gig with Creatures when original drummer Glen Sobel developed back problems and was unable to tour. Guitarist Alex Grossi was at the Cat Club in a LA, jamming with Focx and Billy Sheehan, when Joe LeSte was in the audience and thought he was very good.

I got to interview drummer Matt Starr earlier that day. This is what he had to say about future plans for the band. Starr says, "The band is really happy about the rebirth of the band. They have a new modern sound. The band will resume working on their new album Deuce with famed LA producer Toby Wright next week. Wright has produced such bands as Metallica, Korn and Alice in Chains. The album should be out by February on JVC Records in Japan. Wright will then shop the new CD around for a US Deal.The band will resume touring in February." I also got to interview singer Joe Leste and he says, “Llook out for a possible tour with Faster Pussycat next year."

It was a cold night in Worcester, but thanks to club manager Eric for booking the band, Beautiful Creatures heated up the place!

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