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Lez Zeppelin @ Irving Plaza (8/26/2011)

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Artist: Lez Zeppelin
Venue: Irving Plaza (New York, NY)
Opener: Dead Exes
Date: 8/26/2011
Label: Redeye Label

“Comin’ out of nowhere, drivin’ like rain; Stormbringer dance on the thunder again. Dark cloud gathering, breaking the day. No point running ‘Cause it’s coming your way”….oh wait – I apologize, that’s a Deep Purple song and not a Led Zeppelin number and yet with the pending assault of Hurricane Irene that’s coming this way I could think of no better manner to start off my narrative about the Lez Zeppelin show that was taking place this past Friday evening at Irving Plaza. The gig was to be my third chance to enjoy what the ladies of Zep would bring to the table and the first true venue performance. I first saw them at J&R Music World playing acoustically and then last month on a Circle Line Cruise boat ride. It was going to be fun to catch them delivering the goods on a familiar venue stage to my reporting eyes and ears but let’s face it, I already enjoyed what they were all about. The show was going to find a band called The Dead Exes opening up but with my arriving just a little after 8:20pm found me missing almost all of their set. The songs I did hear I enjoyed so I will be hoping to catch them at some other event. Here’s what you missed out on if you passed on the show.
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“Girls Got Rhythm” by Various Artists

Artist: Various Artists
Title: “Girls Got Rhythm”
Label: Liquor & Poker Music
Release Date: 8/22/2006
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 3/5

In the three years since the “Rock & Roll” arm of Century Media Records was formed, the listening public has been able to enjoy some kick ass rockers such as Backyard Babies, The Black Halos and The Hellacopters. There’s a ton more and if getting down and dirty in a dark bar while a band pumps out the tunes then I advise you look more into the artist roster that they offer. To celebrate their third anniversary the label has taken the idea of presenting 13 tribute acts to some of the greatest Rock bands of all time. Yes, there is KISS, Cheap Trick, Iron Maiden, ACDC and Black Sabbath and a few more – to mix it up a little bit they made sure that each of the cover bands were comprised entirely of women. Part of you might be saying, WHAT, an Iron Maiden tribute made up of women, well yes my Friend and The Iron Maidens are one of the standout presentations on the recording with their version of “Run to the Hills”. Thundherstruck (ACDC) does a great job on their track, but the lead singer sounds like she belonged in a Heart tribute since her vocal is so dead on. Hell’s Belle’s really do justice to their song “Back In Black” while Mistress Of Reality and The Little Dolls deliver solid Sabbath and Ozzy as their contributions.
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