ALBANY — You don’t have to be mamma’s “Fallen Angel” to be a fan of good old fashioned hair metal.
Poison and Tesla are paired up to play Tuesday, May 9, at the Times Union Center. Each band represents a period of hard rock characterized in the mid to late ‘80s by Aqua Net hairspray and power ballads that continue to play here in the 21st century.
Poison headlines the show, promising an evening of hits that include “Talk Dirty to Me,” “I Want Action,” “I Won’t Forget You” and “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.”
Both bands busted out into mainstream popularity with the aid of MTV. Tesla’s 1989 release, “The Great Radio Controversy” produced five hit singles, perhaps most notably, “Love Song.” The band followed with a live album in 1990, “Five Man Acostical Jam,” a play on the band name Five Man Electrical Band, whose 1971 hit “Signs” Tesla featured as a cover.
For tickets and information, visit timesunioncenter-albany.com/posion-and-tesla.
COHOES — Stunt Dog Productions presents Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience on Sunday, May 7 at 2 and 5 p.m. at Cohoes Music Hall at 58 Remsen Street in Cohoes.
All of the dogs in the shows are trained using positive training methods like the use of a clicker and toy motivation. They each have unique talents and signature moves to showcase.
Tickets are $19. For more information or to buy tickets call (518) 953-0630 or visit www.palacealbany.org.