Iron Maiden


The old guard might seem a little soft now that metal bands come at us with names such as Pig Destroyer, Decrepit Birth, Lacerated Testicle, and Prostitute Disfigurement (betcha can’t tell which of those I just made up). But their 1970s precursors epitomize the finest elements of the hair metal and the Ozzy Osbourne solo records that directly followed—and all this sandwiched between frequent bursts of their trademark harmonized-thirds guitar leads. Be sure to keep an eye out for Eddie, the hypnotically grotesque skeletal band mascot featured so prominently in the album artwork and stage setups. Let’s just hope he doesn’t give those modern bands any ideas.

Mon., July 12, 7:30 p.m., 2010