Mad Margritt, The Whisky, August 3, 2017
Based out of the Atlanta, GA music scene, Mad Margritt is an old school rock and roll band in the grand tradition of L.A Guns and Skid Row – and they were destined to find their way from the deep South on to the wilds of the Sunset Strip! A few months ago they played a short yet very sweet set at the notorious Viper Room. And now on a Thursday night at the beginning of August, Mad Margritt found themselves at the world famous Whisky A Go-Go opening for Tantric out of all bands! Having a lot more in common with the so called “hair metal” scene than with anything Tantric, Mad Margritt still had quite an audience who arrived early on and ready to rock! Making their Whisky debut at long last, Mad Margritt’s high energy set and hard rocking tunes really set the night in motion!
Mad Margritt kicked off their set with a fericious rendition of Liar, the opening track from their recently issued Love, Hate and Deception magnum opus on Perris Records. One noticed right away the one and only Eddie Smith delivering the lyrics with all of the presence and charisma of a classic rock and roll front man. Smith definitely knows how to deliver a tune and brings the audience right into the heart of each and every song. Mark Cook supplied infinitely tasty licks and grooves on lead guitar, coloring in the songs with a stunning wall of sound. And what a tight and professional rhythm section Mad Margritt had on display, featuring the super intensive participation of Matt Aebi on bass and Tod Williford on drums,
And the superbly memorable songs kept on shining through – selections such as Take Your Best Shot, Loaded Gun, and The One You Love To Hate totally captivated the crowd! Closing out their set with a blistering cover of TNT by the almighty AC/DC, Mad Margritt put their own blistering spin on a classic song and definitely made it all their own. Here’s hoping we see all lot more from Mad Margritt here on the Sunset Strip soon – especially if they could do more shows with similar hard rocking bands in the genre. No matter whom they share the stage with, it’s always a banging good time when Mad Margritt shows up in the house to rock and rage your world!
(Review and Photo by Ken Morton)
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