Last night I headed downtown to catch Lez Zeppelin. No typo there, Lez Zeppelin. What is that, you say? Well, it is exactly what you think... an all girl Led Zeppelin cover band.
Needless to say, I am a HUGE fan of the Zep. I feel like Jimmy Page personally taught me to play guitar, because I learned everything from listening to the Zeppelin albums. Somehow, I have developed this weird fetish with Zeppelin related bands. Back in college, I got to see the most excellent Dread Zeppelin. Again, they are what you think they are. A few years ago I picked up this CD Stairways to Heaven. It is a mix of bands covering the song in various genres. It is too strange to even explain a Doors sound-a-like group covering Stairway, but rewarding.
So, perhaps that informs why I am there. The venue was at Deadhead friendly Quixote's True Blue in downtown Denver. This is really more a bar than a concert venue, which is cool. There is no separation between the artists and the fans, so I was just a few feet away from the show. In attendance were probably about 200.
I expected a competent cover band, but I was deeply wrong. The gals came out and killed! They were amazing; powerful, loud, heavy! I couldn't believe four people could make such a racket, let alone four girls. The whole room shook when the opened with "Immigrant song." They spent the next 90 minutes or so tearing through an impressively diverse selection of Zep classics. We got the entire range of the Zeppelin catalogue, from early blues "Since I been lovin' you" through sit down acoustic goodies like "That's the way" (with madoliny goodness). The drummer wailed through a "Moby Dick" that just kept whole place shaking, and the guitarist even did a bow jam for "Dazed and Confused."