Tales From The Porn live at Manifesto Bar in São Paulo, Brazil Concert Review

Tales From The Porn live at Manifesto Bar in São Paulo, Brazil for the second time in 2018

Date: November 1, 2018
Venue: Manifesto Bar
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Reviewer: Otavio Juliano – IG @showsbyotavio
Photos: Leandro Anhelli – IG @anhelli1980

After a first concert in last April I thought that it would be impossible to see Tales From The Porn together again at a live show in Brazil this year in 2018. I thought it would be hard for Tuff frontman Stevie Rachelle to come from the USA to Brazil and join his Brazilian bandmates Andy Sun, Bento Mello, Igor Godoi, Bruno Marx and Ed Avian for a second concert in such a short time.

But fortunately I was wrong. Rachelle took the plane from Los Angeles to Brazil given that Tales From The Porn had scheduled a mini-tour of three shows in different cities, including a concert over again at the rock n’ roll Brazilian venue Manifesto Bar, in São Paulo.

It was the eve of the worldwide “Day Of The Dead”, which is a holiday in Brazil and Tales From The Porn hit the stage only after 2:oo am playing the catchy song “Runaway Lovers” followed by “Tales From The Porn.” An excellent choice considering its killer guitar riffs that remind you (as the entire H.M.M.V. album) directly of the ’80s hard rock golden era. As they did back in April, Tales From The Porn mixed their songs with some Tuff tunes like “In Dogs We Trust”, “All New Generation” and the ballad “I Hate Kissing You Goodbye” that reached the first positions of the MTV charts in the early ’90s as Rachelle mentioned during the concert.

Back to the Tales From The Porn songs, one of the greatest moments of the night was when Bento started the bass intro for “Danger Zone”, the incredible version for the tune recorded for the classic blockbuster Top Gun movie. The studio version for the Kenny Loggins‘s song is very cool and live on stage, it’s also very interesting to listen to.

The concert was not long especially considering that the album H.M.M.V. has only nine three-minute songs and the band played in addition three Tuff tunes. Tales From The Porn stayed onstage for just over one hour and there wasn’t a huge crowd at the show. The first time they played at Manifesto Bar in April, the venue was fuller than this time. The setlist was exactly the same as the first concert in April. What was new was the decoration of the venue, totally inspired in Halloween including the waitresses with horror make-up. People enjoyed the idea of having a fantasy party during the night of the concert as announced by the band and many fans attended the concert wearing costumes.

“Back To The 80’s” was the last song of the setlist, with its terrific guitar riff that absolutely turns every hard rock fan into a Tales From The Porn‘s follower. If you like this genre, it’s almost impossible to hear this song and not be thrilled with a lot of enthusiasm.

Before Tales From The Porn, a local Brazilian cover band named The Night Of Living Dudes hit the stage to start the celebration of ’80s hard rock music. The Tales From The Porn keyboardist Igor Godoi is the singer of this band and they played many classic hits during one hour, including covers of songs by W.A.S.P., Ratt, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and others.

As I mentioned in my review for the first live concert of Tales From The Porn published here on Sleaze Roxx in April, I still hope the band can also play in the USA in the future. There are many more hard rock fans there and the Americans deserve a show with the great songs from H.M.M.V. album. Maybe a concert at a venue in the notorious Sunset Strip where everything related to ’80s hard rock has started. Who knows?

Tales From The Porn members:
Stevie Rachelle – lead vocals
Andy Sun – lead guitar
Bento Mello – bass
Bruno Marx – rhythm guitar
Ed Avian – drums
Igor Godoi – keyboards, guitar, backing vocals

Tales From The Porn’s setlist:
01. Runaway Lovers
02. Tales From The Porn
03. In Dogs We Trust (Tuff)
04. Girls Wanna Party (In Augusta Street)
05. Scary Movie
06. Hot Girls Fast Cars
07. Let It Shake
08. Perfect Love
09. All New Generation (Tuff)
10. I Hate Kissing You Goodbye (Tuff)
11. Danger Zone (Kenny Loggins)
12. Back To The 80’s

Snippet of Tales From The Porn performing Tuff song “In Dogs We Trust” live at the Manifesto Bar in São Paulo, Brazil on November 1, 2018:

Tales from the Porn – In dogs we Trust (manifesto rock bar 01/11)

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