Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
Friday August 26
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
••• 21 AND OVER
$17 in advance / $20 at the door
glam-metal hard rock
-from Chicago, IL
-Enuff Z’nuff are the living, breathing example of what a rock/pop group should be. The band was formed in 1984 in Blue Island, Illinois. Its first release, Fingers On It, gave the band some initial recognition when the track was featured in the 1986 cult movie, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.
By 1989, original members, Chip Z'Nuff and Donnie Vie, were joined by guitarist Derek Frigo and drummer Vikki Foxx. The band had signed with Atco/Atlantic Records that same year and released their debut self-titled album. The album spawned two singles that were to change the course of the bands history, New Thing and Fly High Michelle. Both songs were played constantly on radio, and gained heavy rotation on MTV spending over 60 weeks in the top 10.
1991 saw the band release its follow up, Strength. The album had more of a rock overtone, and following its release, the band became regulars on shows like David Letterman and Howard Stern and was featured in Rolling Stone’s hot issue as ‘the next big thing'.
In 1993 the band left Atco records and moved to Arista, releasing the album, Animals With Human Intelligence. The album gained lots of critical acclaim, and prior to its release, Vikki Foxx was replaced by new drummer Ricky Parent.
Still a major force after 20+ albums, Enuff Z’nuff still has a legion of loyal fans, and has earned the respect and acclaim of its peers and contemporaries. With the addition of longtime guitarist: Tory Stoffregen, former Enuff Z'nuff singer/guitarist: Alex Kane, and Chicago native: Daniel Benjamin Hill, the band continues to tour and record relentlessly.
Industry heavyweights have been singing the praises of Enuff Z’nuff for years:
Howard Stern: “Enuff Z’nuff deserve rock-star status".
Paul Stanley: “Their debut is a classic".
David Letterman: “When it comes to rock n’ roll, these guys are all you need".
Little Steven Van Zandt: “Enuff Z’nuff is one of the most underrated bands in the world".
-from Santa Cruz, CA
-James Durbin is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Santa Cruz, California. Many associate his name with his appearance on Season 10 of American Idol, where he was unabashedly flying the flag for heavy metal. In fact, on the finale, he appeared with undisputed metal gods Judas Priest for rousing renditions of "Livin' After Midnight" and "Breaking the Law". James has also worked and performed alongside many incredible musicians including Stevie Wonder, Don Was, Zakk Wylde, Sheryl Crow, Tom Jones, Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe, Bob Babbitt of The Funk Brothers, and Steel Panther, just to name a few.
Durbin’s signature vocal prowess and powerful stage presence have earned him stamps of approval and praise from rock and metal royalty like Steven Tyler, Sammy Hagar, Rob Halford, and more. He has four full length albums to his name, in addition to lending his voice to a handful of various albums.
Durbin is now preparing to offer up his newest offering “THE BEAST AWAKENS”! If you love the sound of Judas Priest (think the "British Steel" to "Defenders of the Faith” era), early DIO, ‘80s Black Sabbath, and classic US heavy metal, then this record is going to hit you straight in the face. Fans of heavy metal revivalists like Haunt, Eternal Champion, Sumerlands, Enforcer, and the like, as well as hard rock and classic heavy metal fans in general are in for a treat!
-from Los Angeles, CA
-Nerd Halen is the explosive result of combining the music of Van Halen, a legendary band known for in-your-face sex appeal and guitar wizardry, with the hilarious antics of the most staunch nerds, seemingly taken directly out of an 80’s B-movie. Nerd Halen is a tribute band positively unlike any other, where comedy and unapologetic Rock’n Roll is delivered by well-known actor/comedian Hal Sparks and his musicians who worked in musical comedy theater and backed up over 40 major label recording stars in multiple genres. Nerd Halen has to be experienced to be believed, so tape up your old glasses and get ready for a party!