Trans-Siberian Orchestra

If you think Trans-Siberian Orchestra is a weird name for a band, wait till you get a load of these dudes in concert. Over-the-top doesn’t begin to describe TSO’s live show, a spectacle of light, sound, smoke, fire and flash pots that makes your average Broadway musical look like open-mike night at the coffee shop. Paired with this visual extravaganza is actual music — full-blown heavy-metal operas that sound like Iron Maiden realized by a guitar-centric orchestra. And if that ain’t freaky enough for you, keep in mind that all of the above is set to a Christmas theme that’s safe for kiddies, headbangers and geezers alike, making for an unforgettable night at the hard-rock opera.

Categories: Music