If you love Rock and Roll, Sunday night at Slim’s in San Francisco was the place to be. Girlschool was bringing their Guilty As Sin Tour to San Francisco and it was one non-stop rockin night. The night started off with a set from Velvet Black and they bring a blues infused swamp rock style to their sound. It is energetic and addictive. The powerful trio are from Canada and they definitely have me looking forward to checking them out further.
Next up was Old James from Canada. These guys came out and ROCKED the house. They had the energy of early Van Halen with a Ted Nugent vibe and wrapped in guitar heavy hard rock. They were fierce as they captivated the crowd, who might not have been familiar with their music. One thing is for sure, they left Slim’s knowing who Old James was and I am sure like myself, they have found their new favorite band!
We were excited to see the return of Sweden’s Crucified Barbara to San Francisco. We caught them last when they were out on tour with CrashDiet in 2013. They were a highlight of that tour and when they played at Slim’s, once again, they blew us away. They are powerful in their music which is straight up rock with a heaping side of heavy metal. The crowd was in awe of their stellar stage presence and it was awesome to hear them play songs from their must have album, In The Red which is available on Desptoz Records. Highlight was their performance of their songs, Rock Me Like The Devil and Into The Fire. I hope I don’t have to wait another two years to see them because I am already having withdrawals!
After three great openings bands came the pièce de résistance with the arrival of Girlschool to the stage. They are not only the longest running all-female rock band but they also rock just as heavy as nearly four decades ago with their British heavy metal. Their set was nostalgic as I couldn’t help but become flooded with memories of rockin out to my Girlschool albums and here I was creating many more new memories.
They have always been know for their outstanding live performances and they once again proved it with their solid set. The set not only included some early fan favorites but they also played several of their new songs that rock just as heavy as the early tracks. I love that they have consistently stayed true to their unique and incomparable sound. Highlights included their performance of their two new songs, Come, The Revolution and Take It Like A Band as well as their classic songs like Hit and Run, Demolition Boys and… Hell, the whole set was the highlight!! You can find the new songs on Girlschool’s new upcoming album, Guilty As Sin. Girlschool continues to not only influence young rockers but can also still blow them out of the water with their set!
Make sure to check out these great bands on the Guilty As Sin Tour. This is one tour you don’t want to miss.
5/27/2015 US Bossa Nova Ballroom Portland, OR
5/28/2015 US Studio 7 Seattle, WA
5/29/2015 CA Venue Vancouver, BC
5/31/2015 US The Fault Line Bozeman, MT
6/3/2015 US The Scene Kansas, MO
6/4/2015 US Pickle Farm Mineapolis, MN
6/5/2015 US Reggies Chicago IL
6/6/2015 US Token Lounge Weston, MI
6/7/2015 CA Hard Luck Bar Toronto, ON
6/9/2015 US Beachland Ballroom Cleveland OH
6/11/2015 CA Mavericks Ottawa, ON
6/12/2015 CA Katacombes Montreal, QC
6/13/2015 US Tupelo music hall Londonderry, NH
6/14/2015 US Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY
Stay tuned as we will be bringing you more photos from this amazing night! Check out their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their latest news.
Information & Links:
- Website: : http://www.girlschoolband.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/girlschoolband
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/girlschool78
- Website: http://crucifiedbarbara.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crucifiedbarbara
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/CrucifiedBarbar