SATURDAY

Teased hair, glossy lips, and pouty, come-hither stares: Sounds like the making of a great phone-sex ad, but in the late ’80s, it was the signature and quite-often-imitated look of Poison, the Britney Spears of hair bands. Fifteen years ago, you couldn’t turn on MTV without catching a glimpse of these cross-dressing rock gods tramping around a stage like cancan dancers on speed. Power-ballad hits like “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and rockers like “Talk Dirty to Me” swept the nation, sending teenage girls into hysterics and prompting guys to consider the fashion sense of big bangs. But then came Nirvana: The hair bands went flat and the members of Poison (Bret Michaels, C.C. DeVille, Bobby Dall, and Rikki Rockett) went into a shame spiral dramatic enough to impel their own VH1 (surprise!) Behind the Music special. But the Aqua Net-fueled band never really died (nor, it seems, did their desire for a little bling bling), and these days, the guys are once again donning the spandex (but not the lipstick) and partying like it’s 1989. Who knows? Rick Dees might even put in an appearance when the Glam Slam Metal Jam—which pairs Poison with glam-rock vets Warrant (the band that brought you “Cherry Pie”), Enuff Z’nuff, and Quiet Riot—begins, at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Nissan Pavilion, 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow. $19.50-$34.50. (202) 432-7328. (Holly Bailey)