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Taken By Storm On A Hot Texas Night
Halestorm Toyota Music Factory Irving, Texas August 2, 2022 Photo by Calvin Mims

The sun was setting down slow on another one hundred-plus degree day at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving Texas for those who came to see a line up of Girl Power Rock and Roll. The line up of four strong female driven bands that includes; Lilith Czar, The Warning, The Pretty Reckless and headlining act Halestorm.

The hot and sweaty crowd were poised to watch the show with much anticipation for the New York four piece, The Pretty Reckless fronted by the stark and sometimes shy, former Gossip Girl actress, Taylor Momsen. The Pretty Reckless have a modern post-grunge sound that has started to make headway on the charts with their essence of doom mixed and pop culture appeal and touring on their fourth studio album, Death By Rock And Roll.

Headlining the show was the now seasoned Halestorm! Their sound has definitely grown more into a metal direction, harder and stronger and it shows in their new album Back From The Dead. Still playing their popular songs like "I Miss The Misery" and "Heaven Knows", Halestorm's performance was a good mix of past and present numbers with a definite new confidence and chiseled stage show. Front woman Lizzy Hale still prefers her Gibson Explorer for her power chords and occasional lead work. Her voice is stronger than ever! She sounds like a screaming banshee live on stage and clearly on their new 2022 full length album on Atlantic Records.

Also on the this female power bill are solo artist Lilith Czar and The Warning. The Warning is a cool three piece all girl band who came out blazing from the start and kept the momentum strong throughout their set to the last note. Look out for this power trio on the touring circuit and check out their video "Choke" streaming now on You Tube.

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Author: Michelle Johnson
Photographer: Calvin Mims
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