Steel Panther

The fillmore silver spring | 3/30/18

By Jay Oakley

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So, lock up your daughter and lock up your wife. Lock up your back door and run for your life. Some of the best lyrics ever written and probably the best way to describe Steel Panther. The sex-crazed boys of LA made a stop in Maryland to spread their seed and give us a night of metal.

Opening up with "Eyes Of A Panther" and then ripping into "Going In The Backdoor" Steel Panther's claws were exposed. This show was part of the Sunset Strip Live! so they showed some love back to the other bands that built the LA scene covering Van Halen's "Jump," "Ratt's "Round And Round" and Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train." 

"Tiger Woods," Poontang Boomerang," and "Girl From Oklahoma" returned us to the Steel Panther world and opened up the stage as well as a few legs. Performances of Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer" and Def Leppard's "Poor Some Sugar On Me" saw the stage flooded with cougars and birds.

"Party Like It's The End Of The World," "Community Property" and "Death To All But Metal" brought the sweaty, love-fest to a close. When it came to the crowd, as usual, kisses were exchanged, hugs were given and I'm sure a few babies were made. 

For the encore, in a true show of class, Steel Panther brought up a young man to show off his skills and play the full guitar parts to "Gloryhole." God bless you, Steel Panther.

rams head live | 4/7/17

Baltimore Soundstage | 5/12/15

Steel Panther has built a following like no other. Amazingly entertaining shows with brilliant musical technicality. With three records and a live album Steel Panther has shown that they are not short on ideas or willingness to put out new music. Baltimore Soundstage is a new venue for them and a bit smaller then I'm used to seeing them in. Maybe it was the fact that it was a Tuesday night or maybe even because of the recent unpleasantness of the Baltimore riots that killed the crowd because it was a small turnout. Be that as it may, Steel Panther still delivered. A full set of twenty-one songs with all the attitude and comedy from the sunset strip.

Singer Michael Starr has incredible range and the shredding skills of guitarist Satchel are really incredible, backed by the rhythm section of bassist Lexxi Foxx and drummer Stix Zadinia. They're very fan interactive and often bring girls up on stage to dance and really make it an experience.

Despite what I mentioned before about the small turnout, the people that were there got a real treat because the set was divided up into 3 sets. Opening up, fully plugged in, with "Pussywhipped," "Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World," "Fat Girl," and "Tomorrow Night" it was on! Continuing with stand out tracks like "17 Girls In A Row," "Gloryhole" and "If I Was A King" the stage was littered with girls, girls, girls. The plugged-in set ended with "Ten Strikes And You're Out" and then we were treated to an acoustic set starting off with "Kanye" and featuring songs like "Weenie Ride," "Stripper Girl" and "Girl From Oklahoma."

Steel Panther plugged back in to bring the main set to a close with "Asian Hooker," "Eyes Of A Panther" and "Death To All But Metal." The encore was "Community Property" and "Party All Day (Fuck All Night)" and everyone's loads were blown.

I'm often asked why I like them so much especially since I'm such a sunset strip/glam metal fan because most people see them as an insult to the scene. For me its how you present yourself. Yes, years ago when I knew they were releasing their first album I was hesitant but after listening, their musical talent was very clear.

Continuing the touring in support of their latest album All You Can Eat, Steel Panther just came off a huge tour with Judas Priest late last year as well as continuous headlining shows. Steel Panther also continues to release singles between albums so that fans are always satisfied, for exsmple, "The Stocking Song" at Christmas and their newest single "Kanye" as a result of Kanye West's stupidness from the Grammys.

 

The Fillmore silver spring | 12/31/14

Sex, drugs and rock and roll is the clear definition of Steel Panther. The comedic quartet have been on a runaway freight train since the release of their first album Feel The Steel back in 2009. A long line of headlining shows surrounded by opening slots for some of rock and metal's elite highlighted by their fall tour opening for Judas Priest.

Tonight was all about the closing of one year and the opening of another as Steel Panther played New Years Eve at Silver Spring venue The Fillmore. As they always do Steel Panther puts it all out with killer riffs, screeching vocals, and crushing drums by the jesters of metal Michael Starr on vocals, Satchel on guitar, Lexxi Foxx on bass and Stix Zadinia on drums. With the release of their third album All You Can Eat, the train has no signs of slowing.

Opening with songs "Pussywhipped" and "Tomorrow Night" set the stage. Alcohol and metal fueled the night with SP giving the crowd everything from hilarious zingers aimed at their fellow band mates to girls on stage showing the goods for all to see. A very adult show as always but that didn't stop Satchel from picking out a kid who challenged him to a guitar battle to get an early taste of the spotlight as he was allowed to shred for the crowd.

SP then laid into a series of new tracks like "Gang Bang At The Old Folks Home" and "Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World" and the newly released Christmas tune "The Stocking Song." Closing out the night with "Community Property" and power anthem "Party All Day (Fuck All Night)" there is no one like them and they deliver the 80s like no other. A special way to close out one year and start another but a treat no matter when you see them. Don't miss out because Death To All But Metal!

 

Rams Head Live | 11/24/12

Steel Panther: either you like them or hate them and I think they're fantastic. My enthusiasm stems completely from my love of 80s glam metal. Steel Panther are a parody band of everything that was great about that music and scene. Covered in head-to-toe spandex with cut tee shirts and big hair they put on an amazing show. I've seen them a few times and each time I’ve had tons of fun; I plan to see them again next month. Led by charismatic front man Michael Starr and crazy guitarist Satchel, with bassist Lexxi Foxx and drummer Stix Zadinia rounding out the rhythm section, this band owns the world when they are on stage and they let you know it. Steel Panther loves to interact with the crowd, fill the stage with pretty girls, and crack jokes about each other. With song themes that range from drugs and fat girls to STDs and even Tiger Woods, they definitely have a style all their own. They're not for everyone and that’s okay. I've talked to plenty of people who aren't fans because of the music, lyrical content, or look, again that’s okay. Steel Panther also pays tribute to the 80s with guitar solos made up of classic riffs, like Judas Priest and Black Sabbath but also perform terrific full covers of tunes by Mötley Crüe, Guns N' Roses, and Journey. I'm very excited for the next show and in my eyes they can do no wrong.