Rock fans traditionally hold up lighters at concerts during ballads so that heartbroken moths know where they can go and, for once, not be judged. Get drawn in with this GrouponLive deal to see Kashmir: The USA Premier Led Zeppelin Tribute Band at Amos’ Southend. For $6, you get one adult ticket for general admission on Saturday, October 20, at 9 p.m. (up to a $12.22 value, including online fees). Doors open at 8 p.m. Amos’ Southend requires an additional $3 fee for customers younger than 21.
Kashmir: The USA Premier Led Zeppelin Tribute Band doesn’t simply cover songs in its portrayal of the British rock gods––it completely immerses itself in the role of each band member. As Robert Plant’s doppelganger, singer Jean Violet rocks the notorious frontman’s signature curly locks and confident, bare-chested stage persona as he flashes full-frontal bellybutton. Guitarist Andy Urban causes double takes with his impression of Jimmy Page, wielding a hefty double-neck guitar and extracting solos from thin air with his Theremin. Rounding out the band’s lineup, Felix Hanemann pulls off the punctuating bass lines of John Paul Jones, and Paul Cooper punishes drumheads as John Bonham.
Like a diabolical understudy, the band nails the look and sound of Led Zeppelin with pinpoint accuracy as it plays through a checklist of greatest hits, including “Stairway to Heaven,” “The Immigrant Song,” and “Whole Lotta Love.” They also partake in their heroes’ showy theatrics, such as playing guitar solos with a violin bow, flirtatiously dancing with microphone stands, and following hobbits into Mordor. Local trio Blanco Diablo starts the show with searing original hard rock steeped in classic influences and flamboyant machismo.