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Friday: Bang Tango @ Slapsy Maxie’s

One of the handful of early ’90s sleaze rock bands still making a meager living by being road warriors, Bang Tango returns to Columbus and Slapsy Maxie’s on Friday night, just a little over a year after their last show here.

Known mostly for their MTV hit “Someone Like You”, these days the band consists of only one original member, singer Joe LeSte. In the meantime, the rest of the guys from the original band have started their own version of Bang Tango (known as Bang Tango Redux). Just what we need, right? At various points in the last few years there have been multiple versions of LA Guns and Bulletboys touring as well.

Here’s a video I shot last March.

Thursday: Faster Pussycat @ Slapsy Maxie’s

These two guys are going to be at Slapsy Maxie’s on Thursday night for the Faster Pussycat show – one on stage, the other watching from the crowd. Neither of these guys look as good as they did in 1987 when this picture was taken at a record store in Cleveland but, hey, time has a way of sneaking up on all of us, right?

Locals Noise Auction open the show, going on around 9pm. Faster Pussycat is scheduled to start at 10:30. Cover charge is $13.

Wednesday in Columbus: L.A. Guns @ Slapsy Maxie’s

LA Guns

With very little warning (the date still isn’t showing up on the band’s MySpace page), L.A. Guns – the version featuring founding guitarist Tracii Guns (guitars) and ex-Love/Hate vocalist Jizzy Pearl – will make a pit stop in Columbus on Wednesday.

At 6pm, the band will be doing a meet-and-greet at Best Buy (3840 Morse Rd.) and then will head to Slapsy Maxie’s for a headlining gig. Tickets for the Slapsy Maxie’s show – also featuring local bands Melodyne and Deep 6 – are $10 at the door.
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Thursday: Dave Rude Band @ Slapsy Maxie’s

With Tesla on summer break, guitarist Dave Rude is out on tour with his solo band doing a handful of midwest dates to promote the his latest album, Carry Me Home. The fourth show on the eight-date tour finds the Dave Rude Band playing Slapsy Maxie’s with support from hometown hard rockers, American Dog. Cover charge is $4 and the show starts around 9:30.

On Carry Me Home, Rude brings a modern rock radio sound to the songs, falling somewhere in the same neighborhood as Shinedown and Buckcherry. It’s high energy, full throttle RAWK with some badass attitude. And while Tesla’s gotta be a gravy train right now, there is no doubt that Rude can do just fine on his own should it ever come to that.

Get your glam on! Dirty Penny in Columbus (Thurs. night)

Dirty Penny returns to Slapsy Maxie’s (1019 Mediterranean Ave. – in/near The Continent) Thursday night in support of their glamtastic 2009 release, Young & Reckless. If you dug the late ’80s Sunset Strip sleaze metal sound (ala Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses, Poison, LA Guns), Dirty Penny is not to be missed.

Back in October after a botched booking left the band without a venue to play in the midst of a tour with Vains of Jenna, Slapsy Maxie’s offered Dirty Penny a last-minute gig. While there wasn’t a line out the door, for a last minute show there was a decent turnout and the show was phenomenal, a true throwback to the days when I frequented long gone clubs like the Akron Agora and the “Real” Flash Gordon’s up in Cleveland.

Dirty Penny should hit the stage around 10pm. It’s 21 and over with a $5 cover charge.

Pics from the October gig after the jump.
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