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Skinny Puppy @ Club Nokia 12/10/09

Skinny Puppy @ Club Nokia 12/10/09

In the final show of their appropriately named “In Solvent See” tour, Skinny Puppy played songs that spanned the past quarter century. From “Addiction” off their 1987 record “Cleanse Fold and Manipulate,” to the brilliant “Love in Vain” from 1992’s “Last Rights,” to the politically heated “Pro-Test” from 2004’s “The Greater Wrong of the Right,” […]

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Múm @ Yost Theatre 11/7/09

Múm @ Yost Theatre 11/7/09

In what was a mutually felt declaration between the audience at the Yost Theater and the seven-piece Icelandic band múm, the lyrics: “We want to lock you in our house / we want to eat you with a spoon,” could not have expressed the sentiments of Saturday night’s audience more perfectly. Bearded men in toggle […]

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The Pixies @ The Hollywood Palladium 11/4/09

The Pixies @ The Hollywood Palladium 11/4/09

A mix of old-timers and youngsters were assembled for Wednesday night’s performance at the Hollywood Palladium, but as one older fan pointed out, much of the crowd was filled with people that weren’t even born before the Pixies’ first album came out over two decades ago. Once the roadies exited the stage, the packed floor […]

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Skinny Puppy @ The Glass House 10/30/09

Skinny Puppy @ The Glass House 10/30/09

To kick off their 30-date “In Solvent See” tour, the Canadian industrial rock entity known as Skinny Puppy gave an intimate performance at Pomona’s Glass House the night before Halloween. Skinny Puppy has been around since the early 1980’s so it struck a satirical cord when vocalist Nivek Ogre made his slow, teetering entrance while […]

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Interview: Ogre of Skinny Puppy

Interview: Ogre of Skinny Puppy

We recently caught up with Ogre of Skinny Puppy after a recent rehearsal for Skinny Puppy’s upcoming tour. Ogre discusses “In Solvent See,” his role in “Repo! The Genetic Opera” and his plans for Halloween. SoCalMusicToday: Your new tour is called “In Solvent See,” explain the meaning behind the title. Ogre: Insolvency has always been […]

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Marilyn Manson @ The Grove of Anaheim 8/24/09

Marilyn Manson @ The Grove of Anaheim 8/24/09

Monday night at the Grove proved to be a typical Manson experience to behold; Satan was of course mentioned, the good book was consumed in flames and tossed across the stage along with mystery liquid being spewed out from Manson’s big red lips and onto the already sweat moistened brows of the front and center […]