Editors' pick

Clarendon Ballroom Blitz

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Editorial Review

Thursdays at the Clarendon Ballroom usually feature cover bands of one sort or another. It's the kind of stuff you hear at Dewey Beach: Party jams, classic alternative, '80s hits, maybe a little hip-hop thrown in. Not so this week, when the hard-rocking Toxic Mouse and Dr. Fu team up for an ode to the vintage days of MTV's Headbangers Ball. Expect leather pants, hair teased to the sky, video-worthy guitars and Van Halen-esque stage leaps, and, most importantly, tunes by Motley Crue, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Guns N Roses, Dokken and all your hair metal favorites. Ever wish you walked into a bar and the band onstage was tearing "We're Not Gonna Take It" or "Rock You Like a Hurricane"? On this night, dreams may come true. If you arrive early for the Ballroom's happy hour, admission to the show is free.

-- Fritz Hahn (May 25, 2010)