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Live Music

Hell's Belles

When: Fri., Jan. 23, 9 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 24, 9 p.m. 2015

With the head-banging, the black & red striped tie, running around the stage and trademark spinning on the floor, AC/DC lead guitarist Angus Young has an instantlyrecognizable stage presence that—no, wait, that's Adrian Conner, the dreadlocked guitarist for all-female AC/DC tribute band Hell's Belles. With a getup complete with schoolgirl skirt (instead of shorts) and red blazer (or just a black bra), as well as the uncanny ability to imitate Young's guitar style with precision, Conner not only looks the part but also sounds almost exactly the part. Formed in 2000 in Seattle, Hell's Belles—led by Australian vocalist Amber Saxon—put on a live show that pays homage to the titan hard-rock band while showcasing their own legitimate high-energy chops. They're so convincing, in fact, that Young approves: "The best AC/DC cover I've heard? There was an all-girl band in America, Hell's Belles" (Blender, 2003). Hell's Belles are bringing the power to Salt Lake City with two shows this time around, and local rock outfit Thunderfist will open both of 'em. (Kolbie Stonehocker)

Price: $18 ADV / $20 DOS