FASTER PUSSYCAT, THE ROYAL, Monday, Nov. 11, 9 p.m., $12
One sure sign of aging? A band you loved during your misspent youth comes rolling through town on a Monday night, with a lineup that includes only one original member, playing at a venue you've never been to--and you're still all over it. So it goes with Faster Pussycat, a ridiculously cheesy glam-metal '80s band, when they were at their best. And it's been a loooong time since they were at their best, landing songs on MTV and opening for the Crue's Dr. Feelgood tour in SLC. Even so, something about their rudimentary pop/hard-rock nuggets like "Bathroom Wall" and "Where There's a Whip There's a Way" still convince me to spin their CDs a couple times a year. And thankfully the one remaining original member is singer Taime Downe, and really, do we care who is playing the guitar or drums for Faster Pussycat in either 1985 OR 2013? Not really. Consider this a fun, funny and potentially fantastic excuse to hit the bar on a Monday night.