Attention Metallica Fans

codergrrl's picture

Saturday night at JB's there's a an all female cover band called Misstallica playing.
I heard them on MMR this morning, playing Creeping Death, and they rocked!
They are very young, and some are still enrolled in the "School of Rock"...but I thought it was great.
Just a heads up.

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rotting_You's picture

I've seen some of them

I've seen some of them perform Metallica songs in School of Rock (they used to play all the time at my old job, which was a music venue). they are very good, especially the one girl, Courtney something.

codergrrl's picture

I liked their old name

I liked their old name better, (not suitable I'm thinking for this forum).
I just like that the grrrls are growling just as good as the guys. Consdiering some of them haven't played for long, they could really shred.

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Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rot

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rotting_You wrote:

I've seen some of them perform Metallica songs in School of Rock (they used to play all the time at my old job, which was a music venue). they are very good, especially the one girl, Courtney something.

I've seen them too, at JB's. They are good..What they need to be doing is writing and performing some metal originals.
Enough with the tributes! Is School of Rock just creating a generation of cover bands, or what?? Ugh..Tribute bands..Anybody else sick of this trend yet?

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BenPhila wrote: I've seen

BenPhila wrote:

I've seen them too, at JB's. They are good..What they need to be doing is writing and performing some metal originals.
Enough with the tributes! Is School of Rock just creating a generation of cover bands, or what?? Ugh..Tribute bands..Anybody else sick of this trend yet?

I've seen School of Rock perform well over a dozen times, two sets per show, and never once have I heard them play anything original. I'm not sure if it's part of the school curriculum or if it's the kids choosing. I know those kids are talented enough to write their own material!

last time I saw them they even did a cover of Dead Kennedy's California Uber Alles which I thought was awesome!

dan's picture

Their philosophy is to do

Their philosophy is to do cover songs.

I'm not sure the reason, although I think it's mostly to keep Paul Green from having to grow out of adolescence. ;)

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rotting_You's picture

okay so I can understand if

okay so I can understand if that's what Paul Green wants is for them to do cover songs. but this isn't actually a Paul Green School of Rock concert, it's just members and former members of the school, right? so they should be able to do whatever they want.

hopefully they'll throw a few of their own into the mix.

Ftown66's picture

Think about this. The

Think about this. The stones, The Who and many original bands who still tour play nothing but their old stuff. They have become their own coverbands. Do you think when the Dead comes to town soon anyone will really want to hear their new stuff if there is any?

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rotting_You's picture

FTown I don't understand

FTown I don't understand your comparison/point? there's no doubt that everyone loves a cover band. for everyone knows all the words and can sing along. but these kids are talented, why hold them back if they can create their own music?

Ftown66's picture

I'll explain it to you. We

I'll explain it to you. We become a world that lacks originality. Watch tv and you'll see what I mean. Someone comes up with a good show then soon after there are 2 or 3 copies/variations of it on another network. No ones is willing to take a chance on originality anymore. It's about money!!!

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I understand you completely

I understand you completely with that. it's one of the things that disturbs me most about Hollywood lately. everything is a remake. the difference is, these are kids. I can't say for certain because I don't know them personally but you know they have plenty of creative juices flowing in their veins. I just have a feeling that it's their parents (or Paul Green, whoever), not themselves, who is holding this creativity back and telling them to just do covers.

codergrrl's picture

I don't think this show has

I don't think this show has anything to do with Paul Green.
I don't have a problem with cover bands...there is a niche for everybody. Who knows, maybe the girls are writing their own stuff, but I would think, considering their ages, getting to play anywhere is just great experience and practice.
P.s. I saw a show somewhere, I don't even remember what it was on, but the School of Rock kids were going to play at a European Frank Zappa festival, and god, they were great. It might be unchallenging to cover the Stones, (a glorified bar band in my opinion), but Zappa. Thats saying something.
Any music is good, good for the kids, and something to hold on to.

dan's picture

codergrrl wrote: P.s. I saw

codergrrl wrote:

P.s. I saw a show somewhere, I don't even remember what it was on, but the School of Rock kids were going to play at a European Frank Zappa festival

It was featured in the Rock School documentary.

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rotting_You's picture

Project Object is a

Project Object is a Philly-based Frank Zappa tribute/cover band and the main guy from Project Object, his niece is in (or graduated from) School of Rock. she plays this crazy electric violin thing that juts out from her neck!

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Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rot

Shovelled_Up_Dead_Corpses_Rotting_You wrote:

I understand you completely with that. it's one of the things that disturbs me most about Hollywood lately. everything is a remake. the difference is, these are kids. I can't say for certain because I don't know them personally but you know they have plenty of creative juices flowing in their veins. I just have a feeling that it's their parents (or Paul Green, whoever), not themselves, who is holding this creativity back and telling them to just do covers.

I played guitar for over twenty five years. I never took a lesson in my life. I have met 14 year olds who have technique that far out passes me. But when they play it lacks any emotions and feelings. I could never in my life play a song from a record perfect as the original. But some of these kids hit it dead on. I never tried to mimic any guitarist or band from day one. I always used to try and come up with my own pieces and i think that helped me be a better player. When many these kids play they are not playing from their heart. Are they actually playing their instruments or are they just mimicking what their teachers have taught them? I agree with you that they are being held back. Like with many parents they try to live their dreams through their children and this is not a good thing. It can cause more harm then good. Let them be themselves and things will work out.

Magus667's picture

Questions regarding the

Questions regarding the topic at hand, because I am actually thinking about leaving my cave and checking this out....

1. What's the cover charge?
2. What other bands are playing? I heard there are four of them total, and one of them is Sabra Cadabra. Anyone know what the other two are?
3. Once I pay the cover, if I leave for a little bit can I come back in? (I get claustrophobic, and tend to need air breaks)
4. Do they sell any domestic beers there? I know Budweiser is out of the question, but all that other fancy stuff tends to give me an instant headache. I try to be a sport and try them anyway, but they don't agree with me. Ever. Just wanted to know my alcohol options before I leave my cave.

Thanks.

Magus667's picture

Ftown66 wrote:I played

Ftown66 wrote:

I played guitar for over twenty five years. I never took a lesson in my life. I have met 14 year olds who have technique that far out passes me. But when they play it lacks any emotions and feelings. I could never in my life play a song from a record perfect as the original. But some of these kids hit it dead on...

The emotion and feeling will come to them in time. No one gets that right out the gate. I think it's good that they are spending so much attention on technique and detail early on. Mastering the fundamentals of what you do is key to excelling at anything you do. That's true with anything, not just music.
As they continue playing, over time the development of feel and their own playing style should take care of itself.

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Magus667 wrote:Questions

Magus667 wrote:

Questions regarding the topic at hand, because I am actually thinking about leaving my cave and checking this out....

1. What's the cover charge?
2. What other bands are playing? I heard there are four of them total, and one of them is Sabra Cadabra. Anyone know what the other two are?
3. Once I pay the cover, if I leave for a little bit can I come back in? (I get claustrophobic, and tend to need air breaks)
4. Do they sell any domestic beers there? I know Budweiser is out of the question, but all that other fancy stuff tends to give me an instant headache. I try to be a sport and try them anyway, but they don't agree with me. Ever. Just wanted to know my alcohol options before I leave my cave.

Thanks.

I believe someone told me that Sabra Cadabra (that's the Black Sabbath cover band, right?) broke up. their drummer quit, or something like that. I do know that Stinking Lizaveta played the show. my friend was at the show (we're both huge fans of Stinkin Liz) and she said they didn't sound too good.

I guess it's after the fact regarding your beer, but JB's has that local-only policy. I do believe they carry either/or Lionshead and Reading, which would be the most similar you are going to find to Bud/Miller/Coors.

george's picture

Wish I had seen your post

Wish I had seen your post earlier but I was already working by then.

For future reference, once you're paid and stamped for the show you can come and go as you please. We're totally cool with any of that so long as you don't try to smoke inside or drink outside. With the beer situation, it's all local (as others said). For us, "domestic" means Pennsylvania, Delaware, or New Jersey.

Budweiser is run out of Belgium these days, anyway. It's not American anymore.

Weird show last night. I normally LOVE metal nights but that show sort of had the feel of being at a hockey game without any of the actual game itself. Plenty of cool people, don't get me wrong, but a fair share of oxygen-deprived folks, too. It's fair to say the entire staff had seen enough of 40-year-old alcoholics stumbling around, sneaking cigarettes indoors, and breaking glasses with numbing regularity by the end of the night. I'll take the so-called "hipsters" over that, frankly. At least they are less predictably tragic.

Still a big fan of Mistallica, though. They rock. I'm sure we'll happily book them again but maybe without the aging, demanding, poseur contingent that was attached to it.

codergrrl's picture

Aging poseurs are so much

Aging poseurs are so much sadder than young poseurs.

Magus667's picture

Thanks for the responses. I

Thanks for the responses. I wound up going anyway and having a blast. I drank Kensinger and lived. ;) No headache or anything, so it's all good. :)

I was really impressed with Misstallica. I didn't know what to expect, but I thought they did really well. It was refreshing to see something like that. I managed to record some of it on my crackberry, including their encore of Orion in its entirety. If I find a way to upload it somewhere I'll let you guys know, although I can't promise much in terms of quality.

I was also really impressed with the 2nd & 3rd floors, and how it all was laid out. That was my first time going there to see a show, and I certainly wasn't disappointed.

Good stuff. :)