Stephen Pearcy, Bang Tango and Color of Chaos Crush 2017
Stephen Pearcy, Bang Tango and Color of Chaos Crush 2017!
New Years Eve 2017 went out in a blaze of 80’s rock N Roll glory at BLK Live in Phoenix AZ. at BLK Live. The venue may be a relatively new in Phoenix having been open less than one year but they’re proving to be the new hot spot for music with upcoming shows like, John Waite, Winger and LA Guns to name a few. The venue’s dinning area is separate from the music and stage which is good for both the dinners and concert goers alike. BTW the menu is quit sumptuous!
When we asked about the acronym in the club’s name, a staff member said, the BLK stands for Black Angus. The club’s restaurant is separated from the live music area which is good for both the would be dinners and music goers alike.
Color of Chaos are pure chaotic fun:
Phoenix denizens Color of Chaos were a surprising force of heavy rock that ignited the evening with their fresh approach to the 80’s glory days . The band featuring Steven Carlson-vocals, Lance Eric –Bass, Danny Ott – Drums and Steve Favela – Guitar are the epitome of everything that was the 80’s sound. As I closed my eyes while listing to the band play, I was instantly transported to the era of big choruses, massive guitar chords/riffs and melodic hooks that ring in your head. The band accomplished this all the while not sounding like anyone else, very impressive!
The band presented a full 12 song set of well crafted songs with memorable melodies all set on the corner stone of stellar musicianship.
These guys are not your average local opening band having already shared the stage with a long list of notables such as Y&T, Tom Keifer, KIxx and Lynch Mob to name a few.
COC as they are known by their fans are set to release their highly anticipated debut LP/CD Beautifully Broken in 2018. After their set, LA Metal Media caught up with the bands founding member drummer Danny Ott with whom LA Metal Media will be conducting an interview with in the beginning of 2018; stayed tuned!
The band finished their set with a cover of the smashing version of the CCR classic Fortunate Son.
Keep on the look out for these guys in your area, on the internet and on the airwaves as they’re sure to be bringing their brand of Chaos your way so, look out!
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Color of Chaos set list:
Bang Tango, having a good time living in the moment!
Bang Tango hit the stage with the power and ferocity that this band is so well know for. Led by the band’s original singer, Joe Lesté, the band’s line up is completed with Rowan Robertson-Guitar, Drew Fortier-Guitar, Lance Eric-Bass and Timmy Russell-Drums.
With the exception of Rowan Roberson, this line up has been together for the past 13 to 14 years and seemingly did not play off any visible set list. Lesté simply called out any given song from the band’s impressive catalogue which set into motion their power house drummer, Russell to immediately launch the band forward with the power of a freight train.
Joe Lesté once told the LA Weekly; “We make music to make music. We play shows to play shows. It’s like if you ride motocross. You go out and lump that bike out on the weekends, and continue doing it no matter what. That philosophy is very apparent in Lesté’s and the band’s live shows, as Lesté glides and dances his way across the stage. One can see while Lesté is on stage that he’s in the zone, doing what he loves to do, which makes a Bang Tango show; a good time for all.
The band finished their regular set with the MTV hit, Someone Like You, from the band’s seminal LP Psycho Cafe. For a grand finally, Bang Tango was joined on stage by all the members of Color of Chaos for one hell of a raunchy version of AC/DC’S Highyway to Hell; now that’s how you crush 2017 on New Year’s Eve!
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Stephen Pearcy blew out 2017 in a Blaze of 80’s Glory!
Stephen Pearcy who is best known for his work with 80’s Mega success, Ratt, swaggered onto the stage, to not just ring in the new year but to send 2017 out in a blaze of glory. Pearcy started his show off with a double punch from Ratt’s second LP, Invasion of Your Privacy with the tracks You’re in Love and Lay it Down before diving into Lack of Communication from Ratt’s first LP Out of the Cellar.
Since Pearcy’s departure from Ratt in 1992, Pearcy has recorded 5 solo LPs including his latest effort “Smash” all of which were released under his own indie Label, Top Fuel Records. It has been said that Pearcy’s fan base are brand loyal, dedicated fans who aren’t stuck in the Ratt era, and this evening’s fans proved this to be absolute! All who attended, sang the lyrics to Ten Miles Wide from Pearcy’s latest LP “Smash” which unfortunately was the only song of the night from Pearcy’s solo catalogue.
The night continued with an on-slot of Ratt classics including Way Cool Jr., Wanted man, Slip of the Lip, I’m Insane, U Got It (from Ratt’s 4 song EP), and Body Talk before they pulled out a scorching version of Heading Out to the Highway by the metal Gods; Judas Priest.
The saying goes, they save the best for last and such was the case in tonight’s show. Pearcy brought down the house with two songs, Back for More and Round and Round from Ratt’s 1984 triple platinum success; Out of the Cellar. Although the band played right through the midnight hour without a traditional countdown, nobody really cared, instead Pearcy gave the audience some parting words of wisdom for 2018; Let the party begin!!!
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Stephen Pearcy Set list: