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Live Review: Britny Fox, Pretty Boy Floyd and More!

allysonheather_wm.JPGIt’s Sunday, and the glam mistress is tired. I feel beaten and bruised after two exceptionally long nights of music. I realized just moments ago that I’d been staring blankly at my computer screen for about an hour. I decided at some point, I was just going to have to push through the pain to write a review of last night’s Britny Fox/Pretty Boy Floyd extravaganza.

Annie’s Entertainment Complex flanks the riverfront in Cincinnati. Last night, Drugstore Valentine, Triad, Z02, A Nervous Wreck, Pretty Boy Floyd and Britny Fox all rocked the house. I was there from before the beginning until after the bitter end. For the most part, the evening was upbeat save for a few bad notes, some feedback, and drunk women flipping their hair in my face.

Ladies: I have long hair too. I don’t get drunk and whip it around, ruining the fun of other concert goers. Have respect: pull that hair back in a ponytail!

Whew. Now that that’s off my chest, on to the music:

kennyatannies_wm.JPGThe bands performed in the order I listed above. Last night was big for Cincinnati natives Drugstore Valentine. New bassist Brian Kinkade played his first show with the band. All in all, he seemed to fit right in with the island of misfit toys. Of course DSV opened with “Welcome to the Show” but they didn’t get to play much else since their set was exceptionally short. Lead singer Kenny Ozz did sing his signature “Backstage Bombshells” and “Life’s a Bitch,” all while giving his parents – and this intrepid journalist – a shout-out from the stage.

triad2_wm.JPGTriad is another Cincinnati band. As many shows as I’ve watched in the Queen City, this was a first for me. The lead singer said “Cincinnati” about 57 times, but I guess that just proves he was working the hometown crowd. Triad played a slew of originals, plus a cover of AC/DCs overplayed “You Shook Me All Night Long” and a classic Guns n’ Roses medley. They’ll be with Pretty Boy Floyd again next Saturday night at McGuffy’s in Dayton.

Z02_wm.JPGBrooklyn based Z02 were a late add to the bill. Glam conspirator Heather immediately took a liking to the groove-metal band. I’d say their looks have something to do with the fascination. In addition to being incredibly attractive, Z02 sound damn good. A three piece, they are able to create the sound of five musicians. Both Paulie Z (guitar) and David Z (bass) can sing. Their originals sound good, but a highlight was a cover of “Tom Sawyer,” made legendary by Rush. David has an interestingly high voice and the cover actually sounded believable. Z02 has released two albums, and I’ll be reviewing both of them in the coming days.

anervouswreck_wm.JPGA Nervous Wreck played a whole lotta glam covers, including “One More Reason” (L.A. Guns) and “Blind in Texas” (WASP). The Kentuckians were alright, but exhaustion was starting to set in and I was growing impatient for Pretty Boy Floyd and Britny Fox. By this time, Annie’s was filling up nicely – but that would change. More on that later.

stevesexsummers_wm.JPGFinally, Pretty Boy Floyd emerged from the shadows of some back alley. Earlier in the evening, I visited the merchandise table and purchased a shirt. Some of the PBF members were sitting at the table at the time. When I say “some” I mean everyone but Steve “Sex” Summers – he waited to make his grand entrance. For some unknown reason, the band is passing out old photos which include former guitarist Kristy “Krash” Majors. I shrugged and accepted the photo.

Pretty Boy Floyd performed (incorrect order):

Rock n’ Roll (Is Gonna Set the Night on Fire)
I Wanna Be With You
48 Hours
Rock and Roll Outlaws
Your Momma Won’t Know
Toast of the Town (Motley Crue Cover)
Live Wire (Motley Crue Cover)

twist_wm.JPGSteve Summers (dressed in lycra athletic pants) sounded good and seemed jolly enough and bassist Mikki Twist is awfully cute in person. He seemed into the show, and the crowd appreciated his efforts. The two cover songs baffled me. “Toast of the Town” is included on Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz, but it still took me off guard as the band played such a short set. It seemed like PBF were on and off the stage in under 40 minutes. During those 40 minutes, Scotti D shoved drum sticks up his nose.

britnyfox_wm.JPGThen finally, round about 1:30 in the morning, Britny Fox emerged from their hole. As expected, the set list was pretty similar to Friday night, except the performance was shorter. Britny Fox performed (not in order and not complete):


Six Guns Loaded
So Lonely
Dream On
Long Way to Love
Drum/Bass/Guitar solos
Hair of the Dog (Nazareth cover)
*no encore

When Pretty Boy Floyd performed, the area in front of the stage was packed but then Annie’s pretty much cleaned out right after their show. Poor Britny Fox played for about 50 people, but this didn’t stop them from putting on a good, high intensity show. Last night marked the final stop of the band’s 2007 tour. They sounded good, but Tommy Paris was stronger in voice Friday night. After the show, bassist Billy Childs was wandering around in the crowd. He said he liked my glasses. All girls should have black hair and glasses.

Reader Comments (8)

Wow it's been a long couple of nights. Great music though. I really enjoyed all the bands at Annies, with the exception of "A Nervous Wreck". You may be right though.. exhaustion may be to blame. I really liked Triad's sound, and am looking forward to seeing them next Saturday with PBF. I also liked Z02.. and of course their looks played a part. They're hot! But they are also talented. A great combination. I am looking forward to listening to their cd's.
As for the woman with the hair.. if she does that again Saturday.. I'm going to cut it off. Ridiculous.
October 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
Sounds like another amazing weekend for glam glory LOL. I was supposed to drive out to the Cincy show as a guest of Britny Fox, but alas...pneumonia kept me from making the drive (about 6 hours); that AND my wife was adamant about NOT allowing me to party with those guys sick OR healthy hahahaha. Doobie, their manager is like a brother from another mother to me and Billy is like my long lost cousin to me. Not to mention when we brought them here in July they banged into my new pick up trunk...good rockers, bad drivers hahahaha.
I am however curious about ANW without Shane...better or worse in your professional opinion? I got the club back here to finally bring Z02 in and they absolutely ROCK!!!
We have PBF doing a make up show here on Weds. Come to think of it...I should start promoting that damn thing instead of reading the internet LOL.
Once again...good review.
Keep up the great work!!
Sweet Lou.
October 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Lou
Hi Lou,

This weekend is the first time I've ever watched A Nervous Wreck so I can't speak to the talents of the former singer.

I think it's funny you mention Doobie. He's an ok guy with an amazing amount of hair! First met him at Rocklahoma...he had me chasing him everywhere to interview his bands. I will say he seems jolly a lot of the time...and he sort of acts like a mother hen to all the boys in Britny Fox.

It's too bad you are sick. I hope you feel better. I bet we'll meet at one of these shows soon!


October 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
I was at the show too...ZO2 is an awesome band. The guys came to the radio station ( and hung out for about an hour on Saturday before the show, and they are genuinely nice people in addition to being great rockers. They'll be playing in Lexington in December...I think I might take a little trip down there for that. Great band...big things in their future.
October 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBubba
It sounds like a great show!
Glad you had a good time...

I would love to see PBF and Britny Fox in concert!
October 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Sounds like a lot of fun. Re: the hair, I agree, but what's worse is when half drunk people are head banging and keep head butting you, and either don't notice, or don't care. That's what happened to me at motorhead last week.
October 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
I love Pretty Boy Floyd. i would kill to see them live. most of the songs they did were ones that i listen to of them pretty much everyday. lol
October 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChey
Hey Allyson
hey thanks for coming to the show and the great review ....we had a great time ....hope to do it again soon......and we will be at McGuffy's this friday night Oct 26 ...Hope To See Ya there ....and Sweet Lou ....see ya tomorrow at RPM's .....Thanks again hun ...
October 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMikki Twist

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