Must Hear
by Bart Mendoza
Aug 29, 2012 | 1911 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Van Roth, a tribute band to Van Halen, is among several sets of performers slated to play the 2012 US Festival at Brick by Brick on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.                   Courtesy photo
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Hard-rock fans will want to head to Brick by Brick during the weekend of Aug.31 and Sept. 1 for a two-night tribute band event bringing together most of the metal artists who performed at the 1983 US Festival. Appearing Friday, Aug. 31 will be Motley 2 (Motley Crue), Blackout (Scorpions), Rattz (Ratt) and the sole band on the bill not from the era, Vasoline (Stone Temple Pilots). Meanwhile, on Saturday, Sept. 1, Deeper Purple (Deep Purple), Hellbent (Judas Priest), Madman (Ozzy Osbourne) and Van Roth (Van Halen) will be featured. Of particular note are Van Roth and the female-fronted Motley 2, both of whom go the extra mile to try and capture the look, as well as the sound of their chosen subjects. Expect few surprises but plenty of opportunities to sing along.

• 2012 US Festival takes place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31 and Saturday, Sept. 1 at Brick by Brick, 1130 Buenos Ave. 21 and up. $12. www.brickbybrick.com

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