Friday, March 26, 2010

The Donnas Invade New York with Rock 'n' Roll Classics

"This is our first show of 2010," The Donnas frontwoman Brett Anderson tells the crowd at New York's Highline Ballroom Wednesday night.

"The last time we played New York was in August in Brooklyn, and it was ten minutes. That show was a warm-up for this show."

But The Donnas hardly need a warm-up. The Palo Alto foursome formed in middle school in 1993 and have sky-rocketed to success in the last decade - soundtracking flicks like Mean Girls and The Hangover - and earning a coveted spot on Guitar Hero with breakout single "Take It Off." The punk veterans latest gig? Opening for Blondie and Pat Benatar on their national tour (hence, the ten-minute Brooklyn slot.)

Wednesday's show was a headlining, sold-out affair - with the girls playing nearly two hours of hits, including "Wasted," "Friends Like Mine," "Smoke You Out," "Who Invited You," and Guitar Hero cult favorite "Take It Off."

We were so excited to see The Donnas back in their element.... The Blondie/Benatar amphitheater tour was a ball but these ladies belong in raging clubs with fans screaming along to every word!

Check out what we mean during their performance of "Take It Off" below, and view our favorite snapshots from the night, above.

[Photos by Esquire Photo Coordinator Whitney Tressel]

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