Band: Rock the Holidays, featuring Zebra with special guests The Atomic Punks
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m.
Venue: Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim St., www.mobilesaenger.com
Tickets: $25-$60, available at Saenger box office and through Ticketmaster
The Jewel on Joachim will be getting the Azalea City up and rocking around the Christmas tree, as Rock the Holidays brings two bands specializing in classic rock to the Saenger stage. If the rock was not reason enough to attend, Rock the Holidays will also generate money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The evening will begin with The Atomic Punks. Since 1994, this band has specialized in bringing Van Halen fans sounds from the legendary band’s David Lee Roth era. From “Jump” to “Hot for Teacher,” The Atomic Punks are guaranteed to satisfy the most diehard Van Halen fan. While the whole band uses their sonic accuracy to pay tribute to Van Halen, front man Brian Geller has mastered Roth’s immortal rock swagger and attitude.
Even though New Orleans is known for jazz and funk, the Big Easy sometimes gives birth to some impressive rock outfits. In the early ‘80s, the band Zebra began to gain an audience beyond its NOLA base. In the beginning, this trio used a cover-heavy set to please crowds and venue owners, but also showcased some original material.
Taking a cue from ‘70s rock legends, Zebra’s overall style placed edgy rock on a foundation of 12-string acoustic goodness. In 1983, Zebra signed to Atlantic and released its breakout self-titled debut, containing the immortal hits “Who’s Behind the Door” and “Tell Me What You Want.”
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