Friday, 25 July 2014 15:05

Rock Best Bet: Halestorm

Written by  Emma Kat Richardson
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Halestorm wsg Theory of a Deadman
Fifth Third Ballpark, Comstock Park
Aug. 28, 7 p.m.
$20-$35
bluecapentertainment.com, (616) 784-4131

Amid a sea of sweaty dude bros and popping jugular veins, it’s more than a little refreshing to encounter a ballsy female fronting an aggro-rock muscle band. The front-woman in question here is Elizabeth “Lzzy” Hale, and along with her band Halestorm, she’s been spending the past decade-plus carving out some pretty badass territory for herself. Accompanied by younger brother Arejay, Hale and her crew, the wittily monikered Halestorm, stomped loudly onto the world stage in 2009 with an eponymous debut album, and have been busy raking in accolades ever since. Now on tour in support of its third full-length studio album, The Heartbreaker, Halestorm is continuing to blast gale-force winds directly into the eager eardrums of its enormous fan base, with Hale herself leading the charge as a more of a tour-de-force atmospheric colossus than a sexy evening news weather girl ingenue. Personally, we hope it never stops Hale-ing on our heads, if this is the result. 

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