May 14, 2013
The privilege of watching Motörhead thrash on their instruments is certainly a good way to spice up any Tuesday night. But there is no way to start this review without discussing the insanity of their opening act, Anvil, who took the stage with a vengeance in front of a packed house at Club Nokia. Last night, the criminally underrated Canadian metal gods smashed through a barrage of headbanging tunes, setting the bar high for iconic Englishman Lemmy Kilmister and bandmates Phil "Wizzo" Campbell and Mikkey Dee. Despite all the times I've been told I need some Anvil albums in my music collection, it was last night's live show that inspired my devotion.
Phötös! Motörhead & Anvil @ Club Nokia
Lead singer Steve "Lips" Kudlow is one hell of a show man. Not only was he pumped, but the middle-aged rocker created the lighthearted, almost hippie energy amongst the metal heads in the crowd, which is a rare thing to achieve because a lot of metal heads make fun of that kind of stuff. They have a new bassist, Sal Italiano, who thoroughly contributed to the band's tight-knit chemistry.More »