Music Around Town

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators/The Last Internationale

When: Sat., Sept. 26, 8 p.m. 2015

When Slash played Hard Rock Live last summer, the crowd was fully engaged in the experience from the first moment Slash, with vocalist Myles Kennedy and the rest of his band (dubbed “The Conspirators”) took the stage to the sounds of an intro tape of circus music. It’s a rarity to see a crowd stay on its feet for the entirety of the full two-hour set. Usually, there’s a ballad or a new song that finds patrons taking their seats for at least a few moments, but Slash and his Conspirators turned out a set that had no dead space to even contemplate a bathroom break. Kennedy was the chameleonic vocalist who would tie the entire thing together (with bassist Todd Kerns filling in additional high harmonies), easily covering every inch of Slash’s back catalog with ample material featured from the past three albums, a single cut from the Velvet Revolver era (“Slither) and a healthy handful of classic GNR favorites, including a 15 minute-plus trip through “Rocket Queen,” nearly 10 minutes of which was occupied by an epic slow burner of a solo from Slash. Expect a similar experience for tonight's show. (Matt Wardlaw)

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