In Las Vegas, Steel Panther is practically an institution, equal parts parody and tribute, fitting easily into the tourist-packed entertainment landscape.
But the glam-rock party band has achieved a lot more than a reputation as one of Sin City’s favorite recurring acts. Consisting of Michael Starr on vocals, Lexxi Foxx on bass, Stix Zadinia on drums and Satchel on guitar, the LA-bred band has released five full-length albums, including last year’s acoustic-oriented concert LP, Live From Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage, and this year’s studio album, Lower the Bar. The comically nostalgic group has been touring the world for a decade, popping up on major pop-culture touchstones that run the gamut from Dancing With the Stars and Fox NFL Sunday.
More recently, Steel Panther teamed up with Robin Zander for a cover of Cheap Trick’s “She’s Tight,” and in Las Vegas, sprinkled in a rowdy residency at Drai’s Nightclub on the roof of the Cromwell boutique hotel. The band checked back into the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay for two shows this month, a natural home for the catchy, sleazy, always fun Steel Panther experience. Steel Panther at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, May 11.