• Wed. May 29th, 2024

Powerman5000, Knee High Fox, and locals Bad Little Sister took over the Count’s Vamp’d Stage on April 30, 2019.

Bad Little Sister kicked off the night. While this is a group of some of Vegas’ most talented musicians, they seemed a little out of place at times, performing songs from Skid Row, Alanis Morrisette, and more. For the locals who are familiar with the band, this was a definite treat, but for those who may be unfamiliar with them, I hope that they were won over, given the overall crowd that graced Vamp’d that night.

Knee High Fox was up next. Covered in blacklight paint, the Los Angeles band is fronted by Krsy Fox, who, when you look at her, you don’t expect such a booming voice to come out of her.

The band seems to be a go-to for Powerman5000 tours, and I’m personally glad that they are. They not only killed it with songs like “Valentine” and “Witch” (which were personal favorites from the night), but they seemed to win over the growing crowd, getting everyone pumped for what was to come.

Finally, Powerman5000 hit the stage after an intro of the classic 1960s Star Trek theme music. Each band member had green lasers on their instruments, with the exception of the drummer, who had laser gauntlets on his arms, and they used them to help pump up the crowd.

Front-man Spider One jumped on to the stage and was greeted with screams. I tell ya, it seemed like the guy never stopped jumping, and his bandmates joined in, making this one of the highest energy shows on the Vamp’d stage in a long time.

I hadn’t seen them since 2014 when they played the now closed LVCS, and I have to say that this show was a thousand times better. The band was tight and the sound and energy were out of this world.

The energy carried on during throughout their 12 song set, which consisted of hits like “Super Villain” and the closer “When World Collide”, as well as songs like “Horror Show” and “Invade, Destroy, Repeat”. At one point, a fight broke out at the back of the venue, causing Spider One to crack jokes about people getting so pissed off over silly shit.

It’s been a while since I have seen a crowd get that interactive, and you could barely even move inside of the club. If Powerman5000 comes back, and I hope they do, I think they have found their new home in Las Vegas at Count’s Vamp’d.

PHOTO CREDIT: All photos by Christina Rosenfeld/Pixel Beauty for ©ZRockR Magazine, All Rights Reserved

By Stephy Muzio

Stephanie " Stephy " Muzio (formerly Hayward) - Public Relations / Writer/ Photographer and Co-Founder of ZRockR Magazine Co-host of ZRockR Magazine LIVE! Stephy was raised on rock and roll. Originally from Illinois, Stephy is the daughter of an aspiring metal guitarist and a former rock n roll radio dj. Stephy’s first concert at the tender age of 8 was Rob Zombie at the original Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas, where she happily threw horns up and sang along to "Dragula" with the best of them ( she incidentally loves horror films too!) . She performed with the VGA choir at the 2007 Video Game Awards show at Mandalay Bay when it was hosted by Samuel L Jackson, sharing the stage with the likes of Foo Fighters as well as Kid Rock. An LVA alum, when she isn’t singing or playing herself (she plays a few different instruments), she is out in support of the local scene and at her friends gigs around the southwest and even when she is back home in Illinois! She has written as well as done some photography previously for a couple of smaller zines including Vegas SoundZ when it was in print. Stephy takes the adage of ” If it’s too loud that is just too damn bad! ” to heart- after all- she was raised around screaming guitars, thunderous drums, production studios and only Led Zeppelin and Nirvana played extremely loud would put her to sleep as a kid! Stephy is a large part of the backbone of ZRockR.

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