Last updated on August 6th, 2019 at 05:56 pm
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, guitar legend, and self-proclaimed snake charmer Slash brought his project, Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, to Mystic Lake Casino, delivering a sweltering set off classic hard rock and roll to the energetic and eccentric audience.
The first time I saw Slash take the stage was December 17th, 1987 (yes, I’m that “experienced”). I had front row tickets to see my hero Alice Cooper. Though, before Alice terrorized the stage, we had to get through some unknown L.A. band that didn’t even have an album out yet. As the lights went out, the bass player started his riff, and the band went into their unknown song called “Mr. Brownstone.” They sloppily went through 9 songs with a guest drummer Fred Coury of the band Cinderella. Their original drummer could not perform the show because he had been, as the singer announced, “dancing too much with Mr. Brownstone.” As Guns n Roses said goodnight to St. Paul and the house lights went up, I remember looking my friend and saying, “These guys will never make it.”
Oh, how much more wrong could I have been?
Tonight, Slash took the stage with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and delivered a blistering set to the nearly sold-out audience at the Mystic Lake Casino.
Lead vocalist Myles Kennedy delivered a flawless performance along with bassist Todd Kerns, rhythm guitarist Frank Sidoris, and the thundering drums of Brent Fitz. It was all spearheaded by the guitar stylings of Slash.
Known more for his classic riffs and artistic expression rather than his technical ability (thank you, Dana, for that wording), Slash owned every inch of the stage and kept the audience on its feet the entire two-hour show. Slash seems to be one of those artists who keeps getting better with age.
One can see why the ‘Slash-Less’ version of GnR was such a failure. It was fun to witness this guitar legend out of the element of the band that made him famous and see another version of his passionate playing, in addition to the obvious fact that he is having a blast while on stage.
- The Call of the Wild
- Standing in the Sun
- Apocalyptic Love
- Back From Cali
- My Antidote
- Serve You Right
- Boulevard of Broken Hearts
- Shadow Life
- We’re All Gonna Die
- Doctor Alibi
- The One You Loved Is Gone
- Wicked Stone
- Mind Your Manners
- Driving Rain
- By the Sword
- You’re a LieWorld on Fire