With ticket prices getting increasingly ridonkulous, it looks like tribute bands have become a cheaper alternative for cash-strapped fans. Of course, the more famous the band, the more cover groups there are, forcing some rock homage acts to utilize a hook in order to stand out in the crowd. With a megastar group like Metallica, there are mobs of these, like Beatallica (who mix Metallica songs with Beatles songs) and Metallagher (who mix Metallica songs with the melon-smashing antics of Gallagher). In the case of Misstallica, the Philly-based all-girl almost Metallica, they’ve found a way to distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack without seeming so … gimmicky. So, no matter how entertaining “Summer’s Eve” or “... And Vajayjays For All” would be, there’s no women-focused lyric changing—just phenomenal female musicians playing the thrashy licks that we all know and love. Rounding out Saturday’s bill are tributes to the other members of the Big Faux 4: Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth.
Sat., July 14, 7pm. $12. With Show No Mercy, Thunderbox, Peace Sells. Theatre of The Living Arts, 334 South St. 215.922.1011. tlaphilly.com
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