?There?s a lot of mythology about the bloated rock star,? says Pam Utterback, a.k.a. Pam Cheatterson of Cheap Chick, the all-female Cheap Trick tribute band she started a year ago. ?But Cheap Trick was really ironic about that. So why not be ironic about being ironic?? On Saturday, there?ll be lots of irony in the house for ?Seventies Supergroup Night? at the Knitting Factory, where Cheap Chick will be joined by Petty Theft (covering Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Authorized Dealer (Grand Funk Railroad), and, for the first time, the femme-formed Black Sabbath tribute, The Wizard.
The Wizard, which includes Cheap Chick drummer Judi Cocuzza, follows a recent heavy (metal) trend in all-female tributes to all-male bands. ?Girls tend to do very macho guy bands,? Utterback says, pointing to the women?s desire to play out their inner dudes. But the Chick is ?a different animal,? she says. ?We?re power pop.? This distinction helps limit the heckling the band gets from ?guys with ?tude,? she adds.
Not being macho also means a tamer ego, sealing the ironic sensibilities and joyful rock-?her?-ness of Cheap Chick. ?[There?s no] serious message,? Utterbeck says. And, while an album of Cheap Trick covers is in the works, it will be composed of obscure, back-catalog songs. ?We can?t do a greatest-hits record better than them,? she says. ?We get that we?re a tribute band. We don?t think we?re Cheap Trick.?
?Seventies Supergroup Night,? Sat. at The Knitting Factory, 7021 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, (323) 463-0204. Knittingfactory.com. Doors at 8 p.m.; show at 8:30 p.m. All ages. $10.
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