With an image and a sound that evoke Alice Cooper slumming it up in a 3.2 beer joint, '80s rockers L.A. Guns have managed to project their tractor-pull cred and white tank-top enthusiasm upon multiple generations of American rock lovers. Frontman Tracii Guns has shown a remarkable tolerance for the shade of greater monuments as the band derived much of their fame from being a AAA farm team for big-league acts (three of its early members, Axl Rose included, went on to form Guns N' Roses). Always a bridesmaid and never a bride, L.A. Guns have supported big names like AC/DC and Def Leppard over the last two decades, and that has earned them cred among the rock nouveau, who trade obscure metal morsels while congregating around the Grumpy's jukebox. So pay close attention during their performance tonight—your Triple Rock Trivia chances may depend on it. With Decibel.
Sat., April 19, 8 p.m., 2008