Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Dec. 5
- "Mullet Revolution" · Dec. 11, 2013
Influences: Ratt, Poison, Whitesnake, Def Leppard
Formerly known as Fingerbang, Hott Mess pays tribute to 1980s hair metal. “Our show is a lot more than music,” says guitarist Guy Boyd. “It’s tongue-in-cheek, but when you get the critical mass — the energy between audience and band — it’s like bringing back the ’80s. But without the the mullet, it’s not the same.”
The group spent years as the weekly house band at downtown's Stage Bar (operated by one of the band members).