Well Rickity has a name that fits. You can't deny the Deep Purple mixed with 70s Alice Cooper influences, but they just weren't good. The lead guitarist, however, stood out from the band with great playing. Their bassist was solid too, but a frontwoman with no charisma coming across as a feeble Tina Turner wannabe made this a hard one to watch.
Then Sister Sin came storming out. They completely owned the stage and refused to give it up. A band from Sweden with great vocals and a crisp clean sound, they were all on point with their playing. I had heard their name here and there for a while but this was my first time seeing them. They were a real pleasure. One of the things I expect when I go to a show is to be entertained and enjoy the music: Sister Sin does all of that. They have a great future and I look forward to seeing them again the next time they are in town.
Doro Pesch is flat-out amazing. She's couple years away from 50 and there is still no woman who does it better. The Queen of Metal has aged like fine wine and has a face cut out of granite. Doro knows the music she wants to make. Every song she performed was an anthem, just fist-in-the-air metal. Starting in 1980, she released four albums with her band Warlock; since going solo under the name Doro in 1989, she's put out twelve albums. She's always a show worth going to, upfront about her love for the music and her appreciation of her fans. The next time she's in town just go—the show will be a good one.