Steel Panther is the Amy Schumer of rock and roll; raunchy, smutty, not for the faint of heart and hilarious. I bet Ms. Schumer is a fan. I can completely visualize her rockin’ out in her NYC townhouse to “That’s When You Came In.” Or perhaps she was at their sold out Irving Plaza show last Thursday, April 6?
Steel Panther is a tongue-in-cheek parody of all the 80’s hair bands that we know and love, but witty banter and explicit lyrics aside, they are a skilled group of musicians as well that possess a deep love for the music of their youth. With the exception of the guitar solo tribute to some of the greats, including “The Sound of Music,” Steel Panther’s set is strictly original music. You might hear shreds of Van Halen, melodies of Ratt, big guitars a la Iron Maiden, bass lines of Guns and Roses, throw in some Amy Schumer raunch and lyrics that would make Dr. Dre’s mother collapse, finally sprinkle the glam glitter of Poison and Motley Crue and you have Steel Panther.
Michael Starr’s larger than life David Lee Roth presence and incredible vocal range complements itself to Satchel’s white lightning speed on the guitar. Their music runs the gamete from hard and edgy to acoustic ballads that bring you back to the corner of Sunset and N. San Vicente Boulevard.
Playing to a sold out, mostly male crowd at Irving Plaza, the night was full of lots of great music and BOOBIES; talk about boobies, boobies on stage, girls with boobies, the Mercedes Benz of boobies and well, just plain boobies. The complete perfect night out for the guys! Favorite songs included “Just Like Tiger Woods,” “Asian Hooker,” “Poontang Boomerang” and their finale for the night, “Party All Day (F*ck All Night).”
After 5 studio albums since 2003, they seem to be gaining more and more momentum with each year that passes. Missed them in NYC? In support of their newest release, “Lower The Bar,” they are traversing the country with dates until mid-May. Click here for tickets!
Setlist: Eyes of a Panther, Goin’ in the Backdoor, Just Like Tiger Woods, Fat Girl (Thar She Blows), Asian Hooker, That’s When You Came In, Poontang Boomerang, Guitar Solo, Anything Goes, Girl From Oklahoma, 17 Girls in a Row, Gloryhole, Death to All but Metal, Community Property, Party All Day (F*ck All Night)