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If you’re anything like me, the phrase “all metal tribute to the Bee Gees and beyond” is the kind of thing that makes you say, “I gotta see this!” This is why when Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to The Bee Gees & Beyond had a show at The Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT, this past weekend I made it a point to be there.
Lemme tell ya, I’m really I glad I went. Talk about a great time!
Here are three reasons why you should see Tragedy when they hit your town.
1. It’s the most fun you can possibly have
Tragedy’s brand of heavy metal theater is one part music, one part nostalgia, one part pure comedy. They aren’t just putting on a concert, they’re putting on a show, and whether it’s an insane metal cover of Barbara Streisand’s “Woman In Love,” a Spinal Tap-esque introduction to a song, or letting the crowd know about the wonders of “guitar-ilingus,” you’ll always want your eyes and ear directed towards the stage.
The fact that Tragedy dresses like glam metal gods who never left the ‘80s is pretty attention grabbing, as well.
2. All the “holy bleep” moments
I think something we all love when a band covers a song in a unique way is the “holy bleep” moment when we realize what’s going on. With Tragedy, that moment happens with nearly every song.
Tragedy’s covers are masterful, as not only do they rework classics from the likes of the Bee Gees, Neil Diamond, The Weather Girls, Toto, and the movie Grease, they put in some serious work with the arrangements. A personal favorite is how they managed to combine The Weather Girls’ “It’s Raining Men” with Slayer’s “Raining Blood.” This is real music nerd stuff, and it’s wonderful.
3. They’re a legitimately great band
None of what Tragedy does would work if they weren’t fantastic musicians. Music is the backbone, nervous system, heart, and soul, of Tragedy, and man oh man can they play.
Even if they were just a traditional metal band they’d be a group you’d pay to see. The fact that they’ve also managed to come up with such a unique, and hilarious, concept makes them a must see.
To find out when, and where, Tragedy will be performing next, check out their website for show dates.