Concert etiquette be damned, there are two upcoming shows where wearing a shirt should not be required.
Seriously, every bro should be allowed to display his sweet tribal arm tattoos and nerd-crushing pecs when Godsmack and Limp Bizkit are in town.
The latter hits Vegas first, the equally loved and loathed rap-rockers prepping their fan base for new album “Stampede of the Disco Elephants,” the band’s first for hip-hop powerhouse Cash Money Records.
On first single “Endless Slaughter,” frontman Fred Durst threatens to stab haters in the eye with a dirty fork.
You can’t wipe the thing off first?
As for Godsmack, it’s also working a new record, the recently released “1000hp”
No, we’re not talking 500 horsepower.
We’re not talking 700 horsepower.
We’re talking 1000 horsepower, which is, like, way more horsepower.
There’s a tune on the record titled “Something Different,” but the appeal of the band is that things haven’t changed much at all: These dudes are still kicking out the same bruising, gruffly melodic, post-grunge bangers regardless of how rock radio has shifted away from bands of their ilk.
In a way, these dudes have become underdogs all of a sudden, but fear not, Godsmack die-hards, the group has still got plenty of growl left in it.
Contact reporter Jason Bracelin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-383-0476. Follow on Twitter @JasonBracelin.
6:30 p.m. Tuesday
House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Uproar Festival, with Godsmack, Seether and others
7 p.m. Wednesday
The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road