Greg & The Morning Buzz WHEB & WGIR Present

Tesla (August 22, 2006)

SOLD OUT!

22
Tue

Tesla Sold Out

ADVANCE
$26.00
DAY OF SHOW
$28.00



Show:8:00 PM
Doors:6:00 PM
Age:18+
General Admission Show
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Although Tesla emerged during the glory days of hair metal, they never completely fit the spirit of the times. Their music was well-produced pop-metal, to be sure, but they never indulged in the glammed-up excess that made cartoons out of many of their peers. Instead, Tesla's music was bluesy, no-frills, '70s-style hard rock; it concentrated more on solid musicianship than enormous, arena-ready choruses, and it had a noticeable grit -- not so much the urban sleaze of Guns N' Roses, but a grounded attitude and a genuine affection for old school hard rock.

With their first single, "Heaven's Trail" (No Way Out), was a hit with hard rock audiences, setting the stage for the second single, a warm, comforting ballad called "Love Song" which substituted a dash of hippie utopianism for the usual power-ballad histrionics. "Love Song" hit the pop Top Ten and made the band stars.

The idea behind 1990s "Five Man Acoustical Jam" was virtually unheard of -- a pop-metal band playing loose, informal acoustic versions of their best-known songs in concert, plus a few favorite covers ('60s classics by the Beatles, Stones, CCR, and others). Fortunately, Tesla's music was sturdy enough to hold up when its roots were exposed, and one of the covers -- "Signs," an idealistic bit of hippie outrage by the Five Man Electrical Band -- became another Top Ten hit, as well as the band's highest-charting single.

Tesla's last show at the Ballroom sold out quick, don't miss your chance to see this great show.



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