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by Ryan Snyder

Upcoming shows you should check out

GREAT WHITE HOPE

Somewhere in the hard rock canon where John Corabi & the East Side Gamblers, Red Square Black, Britny Fox and Samantha 7 reside, the remnants of Great White is still scrapping and clawing its way up. The band that had one of the best-selling records at the end of the ‘80s will forever be known more for one of the greatest tragedies in entertainment history, but it remains steadfast — if not exactly unified. On one hand, guitarist Mark Kendall retains the Great White name, tours regularly and does fairly well.On the other, founding vocalist Jack Russell has endured a difficult road of his own creation. He’s 53 going on 75, still a pariah in the eyes of many close to the Station  Nightclub fire over his lack of contrition at the time, but Jack Russell’s Great White (his version with all-new band members) still pushes on in a bid for ever-elusive redemption. His band is coming to Ziggy’s this Saturday night, and amazingly enough, it comes just before Russell is to release a new album — technically, it will be the debut album by Jack Russell’s Great White. Chew on that. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. !

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