Foxy Shazam’s annual Snow Show kicked off with a bang in Covington, Ky. on Saturday night. The band, who released their fourth studio album in January, played to a crowded Madison Theater.
Foxy had three opening bands before them, all of which put on a show completely their own. Smoke Signals… , the first band, kicked off the show with a heavy metal feel. The band, which is comprised of three members, played a 20 minute set. Their passion for the music was undeniable, yet the vocals were lacking and the music was far too heavy for my taste.
The second band was The Lion’s Rampant. The Lion’s Rampant, unlike Smoke Signals…, is a folk band. And while they were passionate about their music, the vocals were hard to hear and the chords were repetitive.
The last band was the most experienced and most pleasing to the ear. Automagik was similar to Foxy Shazam and their stage presence was the best of the three openers. Automagik’s set lasted about a half an hour and it was the fastest set of the three openers.
Finally, at 11 p.m., Foxy Shazam came on stage. The vivacious band played 19 songs, starting with songs from their second album, “Introducing” and moving through the others, ending with their debut, “Flamingo Trigger.” Songs from the 2008 album, “Introducing” included, “The Rocketeer,” “Yes! Yes! Yes!” “Ghost Animals,” and “A Dangerous Man.”
Then, Foxy moved into their self-titled album with “Bombs Away,” “Bye Bye Symphony,” and “Oh Lord.” Next up was “Unstoppable,” “With An Axe,” and “Killin’ It.”
After the six songs from the self-titled album, the band went into a quick intermission where the members did a costume change. Finally, the band started singing songs from their newest album, “The Church of Rock and Roll.”
Songs included, “Welcome to the Church of Rock and Roll,” “Holy Touch,” “Forever Together,” “Last Chance at Love,” “I Like It,” “The Temple,” and “Freedom.”
To end the show, Foxy Shazam jumped back to their first album, “Flamingo Trigger” and sang the much popular, “No. Don’t Shoot,” ending their hour and 15 minute set.
The entire show was a party. Foxy Shazam stopped singing every couple of minutes so that lead singer Eric Nally could talk to the fans. And Nally did his signature move: eating cigarettes. Even though Nally did his signature move, he did not have his signature locks and moustache. Instead, the dark hair was replaced with blonde hair and his face was clean-shaven.
Even with the changes in appearance, Nally and the rest of the band put on a killer show for their Snow Show. I would highly recommend that people check it out next year. It was by far one of the greatest shows I have been to.