Rock’s biggest headliner rubs elbows with metal’s biggest footnote tonight as AC/DC—whose Back in Black is 22 times platinum and second only to Thriller in worldwide album sales—welcome Anvil—a band who can’t even get a record to sell double aluminum—to play the biggest show of their career, with an audience that might have heard of them (thanks to the VH1-approved sob-story doc Anvil: The Story of Anvil). Regardless of how the latter’s ’80s-metal homage goes over, AC/DC’s legit ’80s metal is still sure to please. Brian Johnson’s rasp is ageless, literally. With the Answer.
Fri., July 31, 7:30 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 28, 2009