DECEMBER 16th 2017
STEEL PANTHER

Photos by Peter Ruttan
Review by Ayako Mayumi

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If you dropped an unsuspecting music fan into a Steel Panther's show at Seattle’s Showbox Sodo Saturday, it's hard to imagine what they'd think might think as a show full of silly and familiar stage moves, genuinely rocking riffs and a cock rockin’ one hell of a time. In a nutshell Steel Panther appeals to fans of '80s glam-metal because the band amplifies the golden past of the spandex-clad hair metal. If you are a fan of  the likes of Van Halen, Poison,Motley True or Ratt then Steel Panther is the ticket. 

Michael Starr (vocals), Satchel (guitars), Lexxi Foxxx (bass) and Stix Zadinia (drums) have got mojo when performing on stage this night as this was my 5th time seeing them and dont seem to be slowing down anytime soon. 

Steel Panther just release Lower The Bar early this year and Steel Panther performs with as much energy as they bring to the stage. While virtually everything about Steel Panther is a about sex drugs and rock n roll their dedication to the show and their fans' adoration were obviously real.

The Los Angeles-based outfit may come across as probably the most over-the-top, glamified rock band in recent memory but i never get bored. I really enjoy the between-song banter between Michael and Satchel with Lexxi being the butt end of the jokes. 

Steel Panther appeals to fans of '80s glam-metal because the band amplifies how fun that era was. Whether it's bass player "Lexxi Foxx" literally pulling out a hand mirror and applying makeup and hairspray on stage, or guitarist "Satchel" constantly talking about ever-more-outlandish sexual escapades, it's easy to watch Steel Panther and what they do best and thats entertain the house of fans. As usual Michael Starr was full of David Lee Roth-style frontman moves, and the back-and-forth between him, Satchel and Foxx was as much a part of the show as performances of their original songs like "Party Like Tomorrow is the End of the World," "Asian Hooker,"  “17 Girls in a Row“ and "Fat Girl (Thar She Blows). and new song “Poontang Boomerang“  The band can play as well as any other non parody band, or in my opinion out perform any act with as much energy as they bring to the stage. While virtually everything about Steel Panther is about sex and drugs, their dedication to the show and their fans are true fanthers.

If by chance you’re yet to witness the wacky zaniness of a Steel Panther show you won’t be disappointed and you will be probably coming back for more and more.