The ’90s were a glorious time in rock history. After years of hair metal and pop hell, the alt. rock movement exploded into existence and changed rock ‘n’ roll forever. Many bands of the alt. rock movement threw out the technical rules that resulted in such a fresh new sound. Some of the most memorable songs of the ’90s were structurally simple and powerfully emotional.
Helmet’s break-out hit “Unsung” (found on their 1992 release “Meantime”) was built upon a foundation of three chords. However, the delivery of the three chords and its accompanying lyrics were so powerful that they were able to capture a dedicated fan base.
While many would cite “Unsung” as evidence that Helmet was a one-hit wonder, the success of their next effort “Betty” proved that Helmet’s fans were not going anywhere. “Milquetoast” turned into another hit for the band, and their audience grew.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of “Betty.” Following bands such as Jane’s Addiction, Helmet is celebrating this anniversary with a tour featuring a live performance of the album from start to finish. This show will give old school fans the chance to relive this masterpiece as well as introduce a new generation to the sounds of Helmet.
Date: Sunday, March 1, doors at 7 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., www.soulkitchenmobile.com
Tickets: $18 advance /$22 day-of available at Soul Kitchen, their website, Mellow Mushroom (MiMo/WeMo)and by calling 1-866-468-630