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    There is something very strange in the way that pop-culture contextualizes Sebastian Bach, his image, his music, his acting – it's all so lame that he has somehow become cool…in a way. 

    Bach came squealing onto the scene in the late 80’s with his band Skid Row, they along with Guns N’ Roses were the last bastion of hope for heavy metal after high heels, Aquanet, and eye make-up held the genre hostage.  Their self-titled debut went platinum five times over and spawned classic hits like “Youth Gone Wild,” “18 and Life,” and “I Remember You.”

    Their second album “Slave to the Grind” was also a success launching hits like “Monkey Business” and “Wasted Time.”  The band managed one more album, “Subhumans,” before the early to mid-90’s alt-rock boom stole Skid Row’s thunder. 

    And that is exactly when Sebastian Back reinvented himself.

    It all kind of started with acting – he resurfaced in New York, on Broadway, to be exact when he played the critically acclaimed dual role of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in “Jekyll & Hyde” in 2000.  Then came more stage work – “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and a reprisal of his role in “Jekyll & Hyde” during a 2004 revival run.

    Soon he was working on television as Gil on “Gilmore Girls,” or Triton in “Sponge Bob Square Pants,” or Martian Manhunter on “Robot Chicken.”

    While he was acting music was not forgotten, he managed to record three solo albums, as well.  “Angel Down,” “Kicking & Screaming,” and “Give ‘Em Hell” are filled with the same cocksure rock n’ roll prowess that fueled Skid Row – and kept their (albeit waining) loyal fanbase happy.

    When Sebastian Bach comes to town he will be performing hits from his entire career – including your favorite Skid Row classics.  The show is July 10th at Expo 5, tickets are still available $22-$25 and doors open at 7:00 PM.


    Photo courtesy of Bach's management.

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    About Brent Owen

    Born and raised in Louisville, I have lived here most of my life (except during a short furlough, when I, lovelorn and naive, followed a girl to Baton Rouge). My roots are here, my family, my friends, and my life are all here. I work primarily as a free-lance writer for a few local and regional publications. I have also written two books (one a memoir, the other a novel) that barring some divine intervention, will probably never see the light of day. I find myself deeply ingrained in the local bar scene, or perhaps better said, I often indulge in the local drinking culture. I love music, movies, comedy, and really just about any other live performance art.

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