Hair metal is alive and well in the form of exuberant L.A. quartet Steel Panther. The profane and proud of it '80s throwbacks released their second album, the appropriately titled Balls Out, in November, and are the self-proclaimed "Greatest Heavy Metal Band Ever." If it's not already apparent, they play up the seedy, excessive side of rock 'n' roll, all with their tongues wedged firmly in their cheeks. Famous stars and musicians have joined in the Steel Panther phenomenon, with Paul Stanley, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Sebastian Bach just a few of the big names to share a stage with the band. Who knows what will happen at their show here, but chances are you won't see anything else like it anytime soon. 18+.
Fri., July 27, 8 p.m., 2012