Guitar-slinging sensation Joe Satriani kicked off the first of a sold-out two-night stand at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Thursday. Satch, supported by a drummer and bass player, displayed technical brilliance on decibel-shattering renditions from his four-record catalog.
What Satriani lacked in personality he compensated for in virtuosity. And his bass player, Stu Hamm, turned in a breathtaking solo.
Recommended: Joe Satriani – Live in San Francisco (Amazon)