Well, if they're good enough for Bret Michaels, they're damn good enough for the rest of the world. When he needs a Van Halen fix, Michaels goes to see the Atomic Punks, the exemplary Early Van Halen tribute band—and tonight they swing back around to the House of Blues for all the high-kicking, glorious hair, and wild high notes we just don't get from bands anymore. Even Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar have all praised the Atomic Punks for their amazing showmanship and spot-on musical skills. Catch a fantastically fun tribute band tonight—you never know who might jump on stage to join in for a song or two.
Fri., April 18, 9 p.m., 2014