Mardo at The Viper Room in Los Angeles, CA - 2/7/05
Hard rock trio Mardo played an abbreviated set of arena rock at the Viper Room last Monday in honor of their debut record release. Fronted by what appeared to be a longhaired Michael Imperioli and the keyboard player from Bon Jovi (only prettier), the band tore through four originals and two covers.
Their music has been best described as chant-along, big beat guitar rock (by LOTDs own Chaz Martenstein). I would add that its tuneful, but hardly more than cock rock, which can be nice for a night out at the Viper Room, but not for daily consumption. Still, theres something likeable about these guys with their purple bell-bottoms, their mascara, and their Huey Lewis covers. After all, its so difficult to tell these days where the eye shadow ends and the pretense begins, but I would say even more difficult when youve got a beer in your hand and youre nodding your head to the beat. Hey, Kiss never used a theremin.
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