We know the holidays are right around the corner, wallets are tight, and schedules are busy. And, hey, since it’s the season of giving, we wanted to squeeze in one last ticket contest before the new year. If you’re a fan of metal, have an affinity for the ’80s, and like to laugh, glam metal satirists Steel Panther are rolling through town next week, Dec. 17, at Marathon Music Works, and we have a pair of tickets up for grabs! Read on to enter and to find out all about the show, and, if you’re not the gambling type, head here to buy your ticket now!
Steel Panther‘s story is a long and unlikely one. Emerging from the LA scene, and formally participating in actual, unronic metal groups, the band first rose to prominence as a part glam metal cover act, part joke/parody band with a residency at the Key Club under the moniker Metal Skool. As they increased their output into original material, Steel Panther began to amass viral buzz, and, by 2009, they had released an album under their new name, and began to tour with many of the acts who pioneered the sound they satirize. Adopting the look and sound and ’80s SoCal glam metal decadence, and lampooning the culture in the most loving and retrospective way, Steel Panther’s real defining quality comes from the ironic fact that they’re making better hair metal in the 2000s than any of the leftover ’80s acts could hope to muster in this day and age, and, despite their joke-band-edness, at their core, they seem to genuinely love and miss that era of music (as do their hardcore fans). Their live show is as fun as it is funny, so dust out your leopard striped pants and bandana, and get ready to rock.
LIKE A STORM
Unlike Steel Panther, New Zealand’s Like a Storm are a sincere modern hard rock act, and one that pulls very little influence from the glam era of metal. They’ve toured with acts like Alter Bridge, Shinedown, and Scott Stapp, and are known for incorporating diverse and unconventional instrumentation into their hard rock and alternative derived sound. The group’s third full-length is set to arrive in 2015.
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS
Enter to win tickets by filling out the form below. Must be 18+ to attend, per the show’s age requirements. After you have entered, there will be the option to share this contest via social media. For each person that you refer to the contest, you will receive an additional entry. If you experience any trouble with the contest widget, or have any questions, feel free to email us at cont[email protected].
Winner will be announced Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 5 p.m. CST, and will receive one pair of tickets. Good luck!
Steel Panther and Like a Storm will perform Wednesday Dec. 17 at Exit/In. The show is 18+ begins at at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $23.