Concert Review: The Eyes of a Panther
On Thursday December 16th 2010 The Cubby Bear was invaded by heavy metal legends Steel Panther. The spandex-clad quartet played a show that will surely go down in the heavy metal history books. Front man Michael Starr led the pack by delivering mind blowing vocals that could destroy even the healthiest of relationships. Guitarist Satchel provides the perfect combination of classically trained guitarist, and heavy metal shredding machine. When he’s not brushing his hair or fixing his makeup Lexxi Foxxx throws down some of the greatest bass lines the world has ever had the privilege of getting their ear drums thumped with. He is also the most gorgeous man you will ever lay eyes on. Holding it all together is the man behind the drum kit Stix Zadinia. Stix Zadinia’s percussion work is reminiscent of Ringo Starr with a twist of Lars Ulrich, but he manages not to be such a wuss about it.
The metal gods smiled upon Chicago last week when they allowed Steel Panther to take the stage. They came all the way from Los Angeles to share their skull splitting blend of heavy metal with the Midwest. They performed such hits as Community Property, The Shocker, and Fat Girl. As the crowd screamed the lyrics to the classics we were all transported to a better time. A time when ponytails were cool, ripped jeans were socially acceptable, and Kurt Russell still had a career. They closed out the night by paying homage to rock legends Motley Crue with a supercharged cover of ‘Kickstart My Heart‘.
Never before in heavy metal history has any band packed such power, such pazaz, and looked sooooo good in spandex. Steel Panther is a must see show for all metal fans. If you like to rock you will LOVE the Panther. So, bring your friends and hide your daughters Steel Panther is on the loose.