Steel Panther

Steel Panther Live-Streaming Concerts and Performances June birthday celebration live-streaming, performing By The Way, I Forgive You in its entirety. You can buy tickets here for the 6pm PT performance.

California rock legends and global philanthropists Steel Panther are gearing up for another first in their long and distinguished career. The band is going to be playing their first ever, completely live around the globe, socially distance abiding (band members will be 6’ away from each other too), virtual concert that they are calling the Concert To Save The World. The concert will take place on Sunday, June 7thfrom a sanitized, undisclosed location in Los Angeles that will feature full stage production and use multiple cameras to stream the event live on www.steelpantherrocks.com.

The show will be live at 2:00PM Los Angeles time, 5:00PM New York City time, 10:00PM (22:00) London time, 11:00PM (23:00) Berlin time, 5:00AM (Monday morning) Hong Kong time and 7:00AM (Monday morning) Sydney time. The band will take breaks during the show and interact with the fans live around the globe. Tickets for the virtual concert will cost $15.00 each with proceeds from each ticket sold going to benefit Heavenly Pets Animal Rescue.

The sleazy dream of the ’80s Sunset Strip is alive and well, decades after its heyday. It’s alive when Faster Pussycat play New Bedford; it’s alive when L.A. Guns play Malden. And it’s thriving, in a parody form par for the hair metal course, when Steel Panther play Boston’s House of Blues. Such was the case Sunday night (November 24), when the Los Angeles glam band brought the Strip to Lansdowne Street. The party was so wild, the spandex so tight, the hair so high, that even Extreme’s Pat Badger made a cameo, adding some bass to a Kinks classic and performing his very own “hair solo”. The packed house licked it all up, and Vanyaland’s María Alejandra Mata was up close capturing visuals. Scan through her full gallery below.

Photo Gallery: Matt And Kim and The Frights live in Boston

Here’s your 2009 to 2019 challenge in band form: A decade ago, Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino released Grand on Fader Records, under the moniker Matt And Kim. The label debut was a breakthrough album for the indie duo, with their single “Daylight” propelling them into the limelight. The album began with humble beginnings, being recorded entirely at Johnson’s childhood home in Jacksonville, Vermont. On Friday night at Boston’s House of Blues (November 22), the band celebrated Grand‘s decade birthday performing the album in its entirety.

Alcohol culture is firmly embedded in the live music experience, but one Somerville venue is attempting to change that, if only for a few hours of the week.

The Jungle Community Music Club in Union Square, which opened earlier this year, is developing a series of “sober curious nights” that aim to both elevate all-ages shows and provide a forum for non-drinkers to enjoy a live music environment without the usual gravitational pull of a fully stocked bar. The plan is spearheaded by Jungle booking agent and award-winning Boston musician Carissa Johnson, and follows a growing trend of socializing in bars and clubs without alcohol in the equation, as profiled by NPR in June.