Written by Michelle Botello
February 22, 2019
For a busy rock fan, a tight schedule makes it hard to go see concerts and shows of your desires. When a club or bar plays cover bands, its real cool to hear familiar bands and makes it enjoyable to hang out. The House of Blues did more than set a mood, it rocked the roof off. Hundreds of fans attended the show at the H o B last Thursday, February 21, 2019 in San Diego to hear their favorite tribute bands. The tributes were to Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, and Metallica.
The first band was far from being less than the others, and it was amazing to watch Blaze of Jovi play Bon Jovi songs and hear those familiar love songs that Jovi played in the 80's. The singer, Scott Bishop, looked so much like Bon Jovi, that one should rub their eyes to make sure it wasn't him. Guitar, Colette Lopiccolo was immediately recognized for being a woman while portraying Richie Sambora and of her skills with the guitar. Keyboardist Dave McGrath also had that “Bon Jovi touch”. They played “Runaway”, “Raise Your Hands”, and “Livin on a Prayer”, among other songs. For more info go to www.blazeofjovi.com.
The second band was Noise Pollution, playing AC/DC songs that made the audience jump in their shoes. That AC/DC rhythm was there, and the vocalist did justice with his impression of Brian Johnson, the vocalist of AC/DC which replaced Bon Scott. The guitarist played and jumped around just like Angus Young, and acted like him on stage. They played “Highway to Hell”, “Back in Black”, and “Dirty Deeds”, among other songs. For further info contact www.noisepollutionsd.com.
The third band displayed another pack of talented musicians called Maiden USA. Bassist Kenny Palyola hammered the notes keeping up with the songs that made the mark for Iron Maiden, bassist Steve Harris' band. They did not forget any favorite songs. They played “Number of the Beast”, “The Trooper”, and “Aces High”, among other songs. Eddie, the Maiden mascot, appeared on stage to scare the public as part of the show.
To contact Maiden USA go to [email protected]m.
Last but not least, a dose speed metal, it depends how you hear Metallica tunes, by the band Anesthesia. Playing “One” and “Creeping Death”, the band's attitude made the show and carried this band throughout the evening until the end. You can sign up atwww.bandmix.com to connect with them.