Rock 'n' roll was never as rock and roll as it was on Saturday night at Betty's Rock Bar in Walnut Creek. The headliners, the infamous L.A. Guns, tore through a set of original hits and brought the crowd back to the stretch pants and ozone-depleting hairspray days of the 80s.
Flamingo Gunfight opened up the show with an exclamation point with their signature wall of guitars, youthful energy and machine gun perfect rhythm. Next up was Hellicious whose easy marriage of good old dirty rock and glam attitude stole the night in production value with a little help from the Hellicious Go Go Girls. The well-established Rubberside Down anchored the night with a Gibson-wielding classic rock-infused style that is suited to Betty's intimate environment but would fill every inch of an arena. --Michael Cash