Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
KNAC Magazine KNAC ON-AIR TALENT KNAC Downloads KNAC Contests KNAC Store
Reviews

Quiet Riot at Club Red in Tempe AZ

By CrpnDeth, Staff Photographer/Writer
Sunday, March 6, 2011 @ 4:40 PM


Banging your head in Arizona

- advertisement -
As with anyone else listening to hard rock in the early 80's, I was a huge fan of Quiet Riot. They seemed to have come out of nowhere and tore it up, both on the music charts and live. Love 'em or hate 'em, you know you still sing along to Cum on Feel the Noize.

Unfortunately, last night I saw a cover band.

Now don't get on me thinking I am sort of purist. I'm not one of those people yelling "It's not Quiet Riot without Kevin....." or whatever. Everything has changed about the music and nothing is the same. No feel, no emotion, no soul. That's at least how it came off to me from the stage on March 4th at Club Red in Tempe.

Yea, you're right, Frankie is one hell of a cool guy. He strolled in to Naked Dave's Music (which is walking distance from Club Red) earlier in the day just to say hi. Down to earth? The guy defines it. Onstage, it seemed like the band was just going through the motions. Proficient? Uh yea, these guys are pro's. But there didn't seem to be anything behind the music. It was almost like punching a time clock but not as boring.

They pulled off all their hits, and I was touched when they pulled out Thunderbird, the band's dedication to Randy Rhoads from Metal Health. They pulled it off so well I actually got chills, the first time of the night I felt something from the stage.

It appeared that the band that stole the show was local giants Dagger. High energy and an attention demanding presence captivated the packed club. The band let loose with Evil Wicked Mean & Nasty, Top of the World, Facedown, Nightmares and In for the Kill. The crowd was captivated the entire time and didn't let up until the band was done.

On the second stage that night was a promising band called Snake City Playboys, an original band out of Phoenix with an 80's vibe. No, not a hair band, just straight up riffs. I am One, Back for One More, Cocky, Live it Up and Girl Got No Shame kept the crowd moving and cheering for more. If they do things right, expect this band to make a name for themselves.


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent Reviews
SLAYER's 2nd To Last Show In Los Angeles With Photos!
CATTLE DECAPITATION Death Atlas
RUNNING WILD Crossing The Blades (EP)
KING DIAMOND In Portland, OR With Photos!
BLACK ROZE Spiritual Hell
DEEP PURPLE Live In Rome 2013
CRASHDIET Rust
VIXEN In Houston Photo Gallery
AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL Photo Gallery Day 3
AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL Photo Gallery Day 2
AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL Photo Gallery Day 1
AVATARIUM "The Fire I Long For"
LEGENDRY The Wizard And The Tower Keep
PLATINUM OVERDOSE Murder In High Heels
CHILD BITE Blow Off The Omens
AS I LAY DYING, AFTER THE BURIAL, FROST KOFFIN In Houston, TX With Photos!
A KILLERíS CONFESSION The Indifference Of Good Men
SLAYER The Repentless Killogy
FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY The Sea Of Tragic Beasts
BELPHEGOR, SUFFOCATION, NECRONOMICON, ABIOTIC In Los Angeles With Photos!
TYGERS OF PAN TANG Ritual
BABYMETAL, THE HU In Portland, OR With Photos!
MACHINE HEAD Live in Dublin, Ireland
MAYHEM Daemon
ALICE COOPER In Orlando, FL With Photos!
SLAYER In Springfield, MA
AGNOSTIC FRONT Get Loud!
LACUNA COIL Black Anima
BLACKTOP MOJO Under The Sun
ROB HALFORD Celestial
SEBASTIAN BACH In St. Petersburg, FL With Photos!
HELLOWEEN United Alive In Madrid
HAMMERFALL's Halloween Ball In Ottawa, Canada
ANGEL WITCH Angel Of Light
BLUE OYSTER CULT, UFO In New York City
TOOL, KILLING JOKE In Houston, Texas With Photos!
L.A. GUNS, JOHNNY SOLINGER In Houston Photo Gallery
NIKKI STRINGFIELD Harmonies For The Haunted
JON ZAZULA Heavy Tales: The Metal. The Music. The Madness. As Lived By Jon Zazula
MICHAEL SWEET Ten





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2019 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News