By Chuck Cox Front Row Contributor I had heard from a couple of friends for years how much fun The Darkness is live. Guilty, as charged. And then some. The British rock band’s one-hour, forty-five-minute show at House of Blues on Wednesday night was unadulterated rock and roll bliss. And the […]
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L.A. Guns took the stage just before midnight and was playing with two of its four core members (singer Phil Lewis and drummer Steve Riley) from the band’s heyday, which included a pair of stellar early albums and a Top 40 hit in “The Ballad Of Jayne.”
When the lights went down, Napoleon XIV’s “They’re Coming to Take Me Away” started blaring out of the speakers. And then … boom. I spent the next 30 minutes or so falling in love with a band I knew nothing about. It was one of those magical moments you always hope for when you go see live music.