The Hard Rock Cafes around the world feature a wide variety of musical performances, but on December the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls, New York really was a Hard Rock Cafe when the western New York band Dirty Vernon took the stage to perform the music of rockers like Van Halen, KISS, Led Zeppelen, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Guns “n” Roses, Motorhead, ZZ Top, Iron Maiden, Twisted Sister, Judas Priest, Megadeath, Metallica, and Pantera.

The Niagara Falls Downtown Business Association got the night off to a rousing start with Santa Con – a restaurant/pub crawl of establishments in the downtown area.

Dirty Vernon kept the party going with two sets of get down and dirty rock and roll.

Their set list featured “Ace of Spades”, “‘m So Bad”, It’s So Easy”, Mr Brownstone”, “Train Kept a Rollin'”, “Toys in the Attic”, “Girls Got Rhythm”, “Let Me Put My Love into You”, “Fool for Your Stockings”, “Heard it on the X”, “The Ocean”, “Heartbreaker”, “Calling Dr. Love”, “Panama”, “Atomic Punk”, “Too Young to Fall in Love”, “Live Wire”, “Unchained”, “Hot for Teacher”, “Whole Lotta Rosie”, “Have a Drink on Me”, “Beer Drinkers and Hellraisers”, “Lemon Song”, “Powerslave”, “You Can’t Stop Rock N Roll”, “Some Heads are Gonna Roll”, “NIB”, “This Was My Life”, “Eye of the Beholder”, “Sad but True”, “Children of the Grave”, “New Level”, “No Class, “Overkill”, “This Love”, and”Walk”.