City Paper is not for tourists
Like the Washington Redskins, Kiss has spent the last decade coasting on fan loyalty rather than results. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees have coughed up exactly one studio album since Windows 98 was released: the sort of interestingly sucky Psycho Circus. But! Thirteen live and greatest-hits records have been released in the same period, giving the band many opportunities to rerecord the kind of anthems it stopped producing during the Reagan administration. This month’s Sonic Boom promised a return to form; unfortunately it’s a form last seen on mediocre albums like 1992’s Revenge. And don’t worry, the band (which now includes two sideman wearing Peter Criss and Ace Frehley makeup) includes some rereleased, rerecorded chestnuts on Sonic Boom’s second and third discs. The package is available at Wal-Mart. The show is available at Verizon Center.
KISS PERFORMS WITH BUCKCHERRY AT 6:30 P.M. AT VERIZON CENTER, 601 F ST. NW. $25-128. (202) 661-5000.