All-Women Iron Maiden Tribute Band The Iron Maidens to Rock CIncinnati

The band rumbles into Bogart's on Friday, Jan. 31

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The Iron Maidens
The Iron Maidens are a part of a relatively new breed of tribute acts in which women musicians perform the music of bands that have most certainly at one point or another had their music described as “testosterone-fueled” by a music critic.

Joining all-women tributes to Metallica (Misstallica), The Ramones (The Ramonas), Girls, Girls, Girls (Mötley Crüe) and Rage Against the Machine (Take the Power Back) in helping to explode stereotypes is The Iron Maidens, a Southern California-based group that has been offering its take on the oeuvre of British Metal giants Iron Maiden since 2001.

The band’s lineup of talented musicians use fun pseudonyms like Bruce Chickinson (singer Kristen Rosenberg) and Nikki McBURRain (drummer Linda McDonald) and have individually been nominated for instrumental awards over the years. The Iron Maidens’ shows feature songs from throughout Iron Maiden’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-worthy career and, yes, a facsimile of Maiden mascot Eddie also joins them on stage — though, somewhat disappointingly, they are not renamed Edie.

8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. $15-$20. Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., Corryville,

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