The Donnas are good. They’re not “good…for a bunch of girls,” or “good…for a chick band.” They are just good.
The Billboard cover girls rocked out Safari Sam’s putting on a stellar performance that was a retrospective of their seven album catalog. They even gave their fans a taste of new material from their yet-to-be-named September 2007 release.
Their sound that has evolved through the years from punk to rock n’ roll to glam attracts a crowd of different styles and ages. Rocker dads and moms smiled in delight, living vicariously through their young children in leather jackets and studded belts by lifting and tossing them in the crowd for some surfing action. Metal heads banged their heads, swinging their hair wildly to the screaming riffs. Young teens jumped around, danced, and sang at the top of their lungs to every tune. That night, everyone, in their own way, got lost in a world of rock with The Donnas supplying the sounds.
Their first show back on stage in months, and one of their first since severing ties with former label Atlantic, the girls took the stage to wild cheers. Lead singer Brett Anderson a.k.a. “Donna A.” was clad in a black tank top and zebra printed pants seemed touched, with the rest of the band, at the turnout of their hardcore fans who traveled from across the country for this one-off show. They proceeded to jump into their first song, “Don’t Wait Up For Me”, from their forthcoming release.