Last night, instead of watching what I'm told were awesome episodes of The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother, I dragged my ass into NYC to see Mötley Crüe at Madison Square Garden.
Something I didn't have space to mention in that review: opening band Hinder, who are just awful. They want to be a sleazy stripper-rock band like the Crüe, but they've been poisoned by post-grunge mope-rock, so their rhythms are slack and their choruses aren't nearly punchy enough to bring off the euphoria that a true pole-dancer's anthem requires. They suck, and music as a whole would be better off without them.
[Photo by David Atlas.]