Friday night I took my youngest son to see Shoot to Thrill, an all-female AC/DC tribute band.
Going to the show was initially his idea. He definitely has my taste in music, and he's taken a particular shining to female rockers.
I had no idea what to expect, I haven't seen a lot of tribute bands, so it left me wondering? Were they going to try to look like AC/DC? Was one of them going to bounce around the stage like Angus in his schoolboy shorts?
The answer to both questions is no. These women definitely had their own style. The music was a note for note re-creation of AC/DC, but the rest of the show was a reflection of their own personality.
It wasn't a great crowd at Amos' Southend, but these women played with the enthusiasm of a headlining gig at Madison Square Garden, and they're good, very good.
If I have to pick out member of the band that particularly impressed me it would be Mags on lead guitar or Pamela on bass. These women could play with anyone. That's no slight to Wendy's vocals, or Susan's rhythm guitar, they too lit up the stage.
For this show they had a fill-in drumer from another tribute band, Appetite for Destruction. I give him lots of credit for just hanging with these ladies.
Currently Shoot to Thrill is touring in the southeast, and they are based out of Raleigh NC. If you're a fan of AC/DC, or women in rock, follow them on Facebook and check them out if they come your way.
Here's some video of the show. It's just phone video, Amos' Southend tends to freak if you bring in a good camera, so this was the best I could do. Personally I think bands would prefer higher quality videos of their shows instead of the multitude of phone videos, but maybe that's just me. Anyway, it's pretty decent video, so take a look.
Shoot to Thrill Performs "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
Mags on guitar
'til Shoot to Thrill comes back to town
Keep the Adventure Alive,