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Whisky A Go-Go
8901 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA  90069
Eighties hair metal isn’t a genre that, given the benefit of passing time, was particularly enlightened when it came to the treatment of women. As great as the music was (and it really was), and as important a chapter in the history of Los Angeles music as it is (and it is), objectification of women was rampant. That said, there were female bands who battled through the bullshit and thrived. They had to work harder and were judged in harsher terms because of their gender, but Vixen were able to have international hits. They deserved it, too; their first two albums were both jam-packed with incredible power-pop tunes, and they were and are all excellent musicians. They’re on a bill at the Whisky with Precious Metal, led by Leslie Knauer. It’s an appropriate and exciting pairing; both bands shook off sexist shackles and gave the Spandex-clad men a run for their money.
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