Going to a Steel Panther show is not like just going to a concert; it’s like going to an event. Labeled as their ‘2017 Girls In A Row Tour,’ and touring in support of their brand new release Lower The Bar, the Panthers brought their act to Baltimore’s Rams Head Live to a packed house of ‘Fanthers,’ as we are called. I will give these guys credit, as they know how to mix music and having fun on stage all the while ‘showing and telling’ the crowd their only reason for starting this band. “We just do this for the chicks,” singer Michael Starr told the fans, smiling during one of the breaks in between songs. While his band mates, guitarist Satchel, bassist Lexxi Foxx, and drummer Stix Zadina, couldn’t agree more with Starr on his comment, it’s how they go about backing up their statements on stage rather than the playing the music. They grab their crotches, talk about how many women they were with the previous night, talk about what they like sexually, and it all works for them.
If you have been living under a rock for a while, Steel Panther’s songs revolve around some sort of sex with a girl, in one form or another, and it works, hook, line, and sinker for the crowds. They literally came out roaring with the first three songs, “Eyes of a Panther,” “Goin’ in the Backdoor,” and “Just Like Tiger Woods.” Then the ‘Michael Starr show’ started with girl comments to the lovely women in the crowd, put downs by Satchel on how old he really is and Starr’s genitalia length, and how bad he really is in bed. While this goes on, Foxx goes over to his station to primp his hair and look at himself. Zadina just sits back and laughs. “Fat Girl” was next followed by “Asian Hooker,” which always is fun to watch. In any case, like I said before, everything works here. The crowd eats it all up. The first three rows are a designated ‘Splash Zone’ also if you didn’t know and I’ll let you figure that one out for yourself. Now again, one thing they all love are the ladies, and of course they invited a whole slew of them up on stage during “17 Girls In A Row” allowing them to dance and do whatever they wanted, which included showing body parts to the crowd and making the band happy as all can be. “Community Property” and the classic “Party All Day ( F*** All Night)” ended the evening as the encores, and the Fanthers were satisfied. All in all, Steel Panther is a good time, with the crowd wearing spandex and 80’s rock wigs, but it is the music that really matters and they can bring it like no other.