Take a trip back to the 1970s tomorrow as Zeppelin USA, popularly known as ZUSA, takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center.
There are plenty of Led Zeppelin cover bands to go around, among them Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Led Zeppica, Kashmir, Black Dog, Get the Led Out, Led ZepAgain and on and on, but ZUSA may be the most critically acclaimed. The group performs faithful and sympathetic renditions of the English band’s most popular songs such as “Stairway to Heaven,” “Kashmir,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “Misty Mountain Hop,” “Rock ‘N Roll,” “Custard Pie” and many more.
Featuring Brody Dolyniuk (vocals and harmonica,) Steve Zukowsky (guitar and theremin), Jonathan Gilcrest (bass, keyboards, mandolin and vocals), and Pat Leon (drums and percussion), audiences have said Zeppelin USA not only recreates the music, but retains the soul of the original Led Zeppelin composed of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham.
Expect to hear a guitar-driven sound—without the familiar overdubbing—as well as heavy riffs, layered arrangements, and haunting “Tolkien-influenced” lyrics. Led Zeppelin’s take on traditional African American blues took the rock world by storm in the late 1960s, and tomorrow’s show is expected to revive the excitement, energy and essence of an era when concert bands reigned supreme.
Tickets are $29, $24 and $10 and may be purchased online at www.LPAC.org, by phone at (661) 723-5950, or at the LPAC box office open noon to 6 p.m. tonight and from noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow at 750 W. Lancaster Blvd.