Sunday, November 8, 2015

Recording: B-17

Artist: B-17

Song: Strutter [KISS cover]

Recorded at Lee's Palace (DEATH TO T.O. V), October 30, 2015.

B-17 - Strutter

For its massive fifth year of Hallowe'en covers, DEATH TO T.O. upsized from its home at The Silver Dollar/Comfort Zone to Lee's Palace and the Dance Cave. That allowed it to keep its sprawling two-stage upstairs/downstairs dynamic even as it accommodated a bigger crowd than ever. Besides curating no fewer than seventeen (!) short sets, Dan Burke and Elliot Jones also kept things running on schedule, with one set starting quite crisply as the one on the other stage ended for nearly the whole night. And as always, the bands put in a lot of work — not just musically, but a lot of the time in trying to capture the look and mannerisms of the band they were covering.

One again showing their complete commitment to nailing the look and feel of the bands they cover, B-17 reached out for the most over-the-top act to emerge from the NYC glam underground, hitting the stage in full classic-era KISS finery, complete from the boots to the hair – and with perfect make-up as well. Hitting all the high points with the requisite swagger, this was a fitting way to close out a long night of rock'n'rolling all night.

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