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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tonight in Music: Swing for Pete, Doro

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 2:29 PM


SWING FOR PETE: THE MIDNIGHT SERENADERS, JENNY FINN ORCHESTRA, EVERYTHING'S JAKE, THE STOLEN SWEETS & MORE
(Secret Society, 116 NE Russell) Read our article on Pete Krebs.


DORO, SISTER SIN, EARTH TO ASHES, STONECREEP
(Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE Cesar E. Chavez) Heavy metal's royalty is getting old. For the most part, if they're not passing on to the next world (RIP, Ronnie James), they are burning out or making complete fools of themselves musically or otherwise (hi, Ozzy Osbourne). However, there are a proud few that haven't lost a step since the '80s, and Germany's Doro Pesch—AKA the Metal Queen—is most certainly in that category. Doro has been ruling since 1984, releasing four albums fronting Warlock before striking out on her own. Her newest effort, Raise Your Fist, doesn't stray too far away from the aged-metal-performer formula—it's not groundbreaking, but it chugs and soars like heavy metal should, and she sounds as good as she did in her Warlock days. Plus, it features Lemmy on a ballad, and that's never a bad move. Some performers never lose it, and it seems like Doro will be seated firmly upon her throne as Metal Queen for many years to come. ARIS WALES

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