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The Pretty Reckless
-Hard Rock Café-
Niagara Falls, NY- 2-25-2011

Concert Review - By Bob Silvestri

     Making their third area appearance in the last seven months and their second at the Hard Rock Café in Niagara Falls, NY rock band The Pretty Reckless invaded the Cataract City on February 25th, 2011 to play a show for a large contingent of their rabid fans. Led by Taylor Momsen (Jenny Humphrey on the TV show Gossip Girl) and backed by her more than competent band of Ben Phillips on guitar, Mark Damon on bass and Jamie Perkins on drums they are out touring behind their new CD Light Me Up. Their sixty minute set featured selections from the new release and their previous self titled EP. Unfortunately sound problems marred the first two songs "Since You're Gone" and "Light Me Up" prompting the band to have the crowd chant along with them and shout to their sound man "Ron you're fired!". All in jest I'm sure. Maybe.
     After getting the sound straightened out the band rolled thru a high decibel exuberant set with "Miss Nothing", "Zombie", "My Medicine", Factory Girl" and the encore "Make Me Wanna Die" as standouts. Momsen also invited several of the ladies in the crowd on stage to dance with her on a couple of songs.
     Opening the show were two up and coming bands. Runner Runner from Huntington Beach, California playing a set of So-Cal alternative pop rock and the more impressive A Thousand Horses from Nashville who turned in a set of Southern styled soulful rock. For more upcoming shows at the Hard Rock Café go to www.hardrockcafe.com/niagarafalls for The Pretty Reckless head over to www.theprettyreckless.com Information about Runner Runner go to www.runnerrunnermusic.com and for A Thousand Horses saddle up at www.athousandhorses.com


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