Nothin’ but a good time
Sunset Strip-style poodlehead metal may have gone the way of the T-top IROC Camaro; even our local shrine, Orangevale’s Boardwalk, has retired the remarkable Hair Farmer Hall of Fame it once proudly displayed. Included in that array—at least 100 framed 8-by-10-inch publicity shots of every lite-metal act that ever mattered, from Warrant to Winger—was an L.A. band called Poison. And now that Poison has retired to a VH-1 Behind the Music afterlife, that band’s erstwhile guitarist, C.C. DeVille, has launched another project, Samantha 7, whose self-titled Portrait/C2/Columbia debut sounds as though DeVille wrote the songs after locking himself in a room with a pile of Cheap Trick and ABBA albums. Samantha 7 will play—you guessed it—the Boardwalk, 9246 Greenback Lane, Orangevale, at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25. Tickets are $10 advance, $12.50 at the door. Ready to rawk?