KISS

It's fitting that KISS is touring with Mötley Crüe, because KISS is basically to thank/hate for making the careers of the Mötley Crües of the world viable. With their goofy stage makeup, troglodyte lyrics and rollicking guitars, KISS were total pussies compared to less gimmicky hard-rock acts, paving the way for guyliner hair metal acts to come along and make Gene Simmons & Co. look substantial by comparison. If a woman's studies major wanted to capture misogyny in a bottle, this twin bill's green room would be the place to do it. With Mötley Crüe. MIKE SEELY

Sat., Aug. 18, 7 p.m., 2012

 
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