Steel Panther shows are one huge party; filled with chicks, sexual innuendos and some seriously kick ass rock and roll music. The band brought the party all the way to a completely sold out show at The Rapids Theater in Niagara Falls, NY last Wednesday night.
Steel Panther is a band that many people push under their radar due to their overzealous sexuality, however those people are ignoring the fact that Michael Starr, Stix Zadinia, Lexxi Foxx and Satchel are some seriously stellar musicians. Satchel’s guitar solo was one of the very best I have ever seen- the combination of both guitar and drums done by solely himself is something I had never witnessed before, and made it that much more impressive. The ladies and gentlemen in the crowd next to me had never seen the band perform live before, and they were completely blown away with Satchel’s playing ability.
Once the lights went off and Kiss’ “I Love It Loud” began playing over the speakers, everyone in the crowd was cheering, on their feet and ready to rock. The band opened their set with the concert staple “Eyes of a Panther”, followed by “Asian Hooker”, “Just Like Tiger Woods”, “Anything Goes” and many more. They performed four songs off of their latest album Lower the Bar which at this time is not even a month old, but that didn’t stop the crowd from knowing every word and singing along. As expected, women were aplenty. I have never seen so many women crowd surf to get to to the front so they could run up on stage for “17 Girls in a Row”- even yours truly was asked by Michael to come onstage, and how could I say no to that. The abundance of ladies remained on stage for the entirety of “17 Girls in a Row” and “Gloryhole”, having a handful ready and willing to take their tops off. The band closed out their set with “Death to All But Metal”, only to come back out and perform a two song encore consisting of “Community Property” and “Party All Day (Fuck All Night)”. The onstage antics between every member of the band, constant comedic breaks and their nonstop crowd interaction is what helps to make Steel Panther such a superior live experience. This is without question a show that I never wanted to end- if Steel Panther wanted to play until the sun came up, I’d be proudly in the crowd right there with them.