“Michale Graves defies expectations. He even lacked the skull face makeup he has come to be remembered for. The lack of theatrics underscored the down-to-earth persona that Graves gave off that night.”
Read the full review on the Barclays Center Depeche Mode show: “sporting a John Waters-style pencil-thin mustache, Gahan remained an icon of hipness. His stage presence had the crowd enthralled with every gyration and strut he performed”
Sinful Sounds: The Original Misfits, Prudential Center, 5/19 NJ – Review: “The hordes of black-clad fans marked with the symbol of the sardonic Crimson Ghost that descended onto the Prudential Center like packs of George A. Romero extras were hungry for the horror punk assault the Misfits were famous for and they largely got what they craved for.”
Sinful Sounds: The Iron Maidens – Blackthorn 51, 5/8 NYC Review: “Much press has been given on what motivates this popular trend among tribute bands. Is it a subversive attack on patriarchal stereotypes? Is it just a marketing gimmick? Does it just rock and we shouldn’t think too much of it? Whatever their motivation, the Iron Maidens seemed more dedicated to putting on a good show for the legions of Iron Maiden fans that flock to their concerts.”
A Fiend’s Tale: Find out how my Misfits obsession developed including a quick Misfits history rundown, read about my favorite Misfits/Danzig/Doyle show memories + Join me THIS SUNDAY 2/25 for Doyle at Blackthorn 51 in Queens, NYC!