8:30 doors. $10 cover.
This is an INCREDIBLE show.
On first is the local super-group RARE BREED
Playing everything that rocks like: Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Tool, the Offspring, Weezer, Stone Temple Pilots, Scorpions, Nirvana, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Deep Purple, Green Day, Sublime, A Perfect Circle, CKY and more.
Next on is Cleveland’s “POISON’D”,
Nationally recognized as the Ultimate Tribute to Poison! Turning 500 to 2000 capacity venues into 20,000 seat arenas from coast to coast! Poison’d is raising the stakes of what a tribute is supposed to be all across America and Canada. From the music, the lights, the energy, to the pure raw power to put on the over the top show inspired by the biggest party rock band of all time, “Poison”. Poison’d is getting rave reviews…
“The guys should be arrested for impersonating Poison, they’re that f*ckin’ good!” -Mr. Bill – WRFX 99.7 FM The Fox Charlotte, NC
Finally, after YEARS of trying to get this band in here for YOU to witness, we’ve actually done it.
The true blue, time tested, road rashed, mother of all Guns N’ Roses tributes, NotQuiteGNR (or Appetite For Destruction), is the only fulltime touring GNR tribute.
Starting originally in 2001, they never cease to amaze fellow Guns N Roses enthusiasts with spot on authenticity. Having always been made up of truly incredible musicians, even “tribute band naysayers” leave completely entertained. Catch this traveling circus freak side show, before they catch you…
You CAN buy tickets in advance here:
The positive press these guy get from all across the country is astonishing. Here’s a few tid-bits:
“For the last eight years, Chad Atkins has groomed stubble, tied a bandanna around his noggin and donned a kilt to become NotQuiteAxl, faux-banshee frontman for Guns N’ Roses tribute band Appetite for Destruction. Considering Axl Rose’s public feuds with Dr Pepper, reluctance to tour and recently released 13-years-in-the-making epic Chinese Democracy, it’s a prime time to be in the business of ActualAxl mimicry.”
— Jake Austen, Time Out Chicago
“In other words, the closest you’re likely to get to Guns N’ Roses these days is by going to see Appetite for Destruction”
— ?, Indy COM
“If you are a fan of Guns ‘N’ Roses, this tribute band is supposed to be as authentic as you can get to the real thing. Chad Atkins takes on the persona of Axl Rose and it is extremely hard to tell the difference in looks and sound. ”
— Gloria Dietz, The Examiner Baltimore
“More than a cover band, Appetite for Destruction recreates the Guns N’ Roses experience, circa 1987-1993, by using similar outfits, gear, props and stage patter patterned after live shows and videos.”
— Tamara McClaran, The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville
“Atkins signs, seals, and delivers on every vocal promise Axl ever thought of, and some he didn’t. Not Quite Slash delivers the iconic waterfall of black curls and screaming guitar with completely understated rockstar cool. ”
— lisa creech bledsoe, the glowing edge
“Appetite For Destruction: From the kilt to the bandana to the hip swayin’ dancin’, Chad Atkins [Notquiteaxl] looks & sounds like his namesake — giving Guns N’Roses fans a great show at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip. Take me down to Paradise City”
“After 15 years, Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy has finally arrived. We couldn’t think of anyone better to discuss it with than Chad Atkins (a.k.a. “Notquiteaxl”), frontman for Appetite for Destruction, the nation’s premier Guns tribute band. They’re currently on tour with AC/DC tribute act Back in Black; both bands will be at House of Blues this weekend for a blowout show. In a recent phone interview, Atkins spoke about the new GNR album and why his band sticks to playing the classic stuff. ”
— phil freeman, cleveland scene
I really hope you can make it down for this historic show here at the Lucky Dog this weekend.
Thanks for reading!