March will leave with a roar as Kix and Skid Row co headline a long awaited show at Havana in New Hope, Bucks County. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. Are you ready for it? The best part is the fact that two awesome Philly area bands got pegged for the opening slots. Sinners Saints are up first. The band that opened for Skid Row in 2010 at the Whiskey on Bustleton Ave. They are back at it. Hard at work, fresh from a showcase in Texas. The show at the Whiskey saw the band get called back for an encore. To get more info on them go here.
After a 10 minute break, The Electric Boa plug in and let loose. This band took the Philly rock scene by storm. Earlier this year, they got picked to open for Anvil at the Sellersville Theater. They have a CD out called Candy Coated Cyanide. It sold out of the first pressing. The band also sells out of merchandise. Within two shows, they sold out of $22.00 hoodies and t shirts were in short supply. That says something about a band when people are willing to shell out money to promote them . To learn more about them , go here .
America’s party band, Kix is up next, rocking out for about 90 minutes. While they have no new material out, fans want to hear the classics. “Don’t Close Your Eyes” “Girl Money” and “Yeah Yeah Yeah are certain to be played. Although Yeah is generally saved for last it is a huge favorite with the crowd. It features vocalist Steve Whiteman’s diatribe about meeting a girl, she gets drunk, he’s not happy, he wants to get laid and it just is not gonna happen that night. Kix gained their popularity in the late 1980’s and recently reformed. Wait, that’s not the right word to use, they are still as raunchy as ever, they just got back together and give the crowd what they came for. http://kix-band.com/
Skid Row is next. This show was supposed to happen for over a year at Havana and for reasons too numerous to mention, the show did not happen. It will, Friday night. Skid Row first became famous with Sebastian bach on lead vocals. He will not be there. Johnny Solinger will and he kicks ass. He can sing country and he can rock. The last time they were in town, he led the band through about a 90 minute show at the Whiskey. Of course, all of the hits like “18 and Life” and “Youth Gone Wild will be Played”. To read an older review from them go here.
The entire evening will be emceed by Jackie Bam-Bam from WMMR.
Havana is an awesome, intimate place to see a show. They book national and local acts. Go to Havananewhope.com/.
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