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Girl Power: Rock Club Debuts With a Bang

The Chelsea Girls perform at LaSalle Power Co. grand opening

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    Girl Power: Rock Club Debuts With a Bang
    Adrian Nastase
    The Chelsea Girls relax backstage before taking the stage at LaSalle Power Co.

    The hot all-female rock group The Chelsea Girls helped kick off the grand opening of a new River North hot spot over the weekend.

    The Chelsea Girls, an LA-based, female super-cover group, played back to back concerts on Friday and Saturday at LaSalle Power Co. (500 N. LaSalle), a new "tri-level rock 'n roll inspired restaurant, bar and music venue."

    The blonde leather-clad girls opened with Heart's "Barracuda" and sang approximately five songs both nights, including covers by Guns N' Roses and David Bowie.

    Saturday's show started a bit late because of the Bull's Celtics game, but when the group did come on stage, they were yelling "screw Boston." Lead singer Tuesdae also flashed the audience with "f&#@ Boston" written on her chest.

    The band that was recently featured in Spin Magazine, and is comprised of drummer Samantha Maloney, who has played in bands such as Hole, Motley Crue, Eagles of Death Metal and Peaches, bassist Corey Parks from the Grammy-nominated band Nashville Pussy, lead guitarist Allison Robertson, a founding member of the female band The Donnas and lead vocalist Tuesdae, world famous DJ and former Playboy model.

    The band holds residency at The Roxy in LA and discussions are under way for the band to hold residency at LaSalle Power Co.

    Aside from shows, the vintage rock club also offers a full lunch and dinner menu and breakfast all day.

    The historic building used to house the LaSalle Street Cable Car Powerhouse, and more recently was where Michael Jordan's restaurant used to reside.

    Special touches include a private, glass-enclosed "Red Light Room," which offers a personal waitress and VIP access to other floors.