Sleaze rockers Faster Pussycat made their way to Ripper Owens Tap House this weekend, playing in one of the most intimate settings their longtime fans can remember. And the band didn’t hold back. Jersey-based three-piece Cascadence opened, tempering pop-catchy tunes with ear-bleeding vocals. “We’re kinda poppy, but before it gets too poppy, [vocalist] Johnny Oak rips it!” said Bryan Vitalo, who plays bass and sings. Oak ripped it hard enough to impress even the fans who’d come to see Faster Pussycat, who were excited to get autographs from the boys from Jersey, too. After Cascadence, the crowd was revved for Faster Pussycat, who opened their set with “The Power and the Glory Hole” from the 2006 album of the same name. Even in the small space, the energy was strong enough to pour you another beer. Original frontman Taime Downe had the crowd rocking from the very first drag on his cigarette all the way through the last searing note. The set covered Faster Pussycat’s new material, which has a tinge of industrial that seems to take after Downe’s group The Newlydeads, as well as the old — including the Faster Pussycat classic, “House of Pain,” from the 1989 album “Wake Me When It’s Over.” Faster Pussycat’s larger-than-life rock persona was outshone only by their down-to-earth interactions with fans following their set. The small venue contributed both to a kick ass show and an intimate after-party: Faster Pussycat was able to talk to almost any person who’d stayed behind that night to meet the band. The band followed up their show signing anything from guitars to pictures to skin, sharing a few laughs and a few beers with their audience. Any band that’s able to make the transition from total rock stars on stage, commanding a show, to the guys you can share a bar and a joke with over a brew or two, can’t be bad in my book. Both onstage and off, Faster Pussycat proved they’re still a force to be reckoned with.