photos by Greg Cristman
Skinny Puppy @ Webster Hall - 2/14/14
Industrial/EBM vets Skinny Puppy are still going strong, having recently released their 12th album, Weapon. They're also keeping the high energy of their infamous live shows intact, as they just proved when they brought their tour to NYC's Webster Hall on Friday (2/14). The Canadian band played a good deal of the new LP, but left room for classics too, filling more than half the set with their '80s material. The stage, meanwhile, was filled with a typically theatrical stage set full of made-to-shock props, not to mention the band's signature projections (and fog and strobes). The show was sold-out and the packed house was very into it, pushing towards the barrier, making for hot, sweaty madness. Perspiration wasn't the only thing covering the crowd, though. Skinny Puppy's Nivek Ogre drenched the audience in his "blood" and other luminescent liquids. The crowd wouldn't have it any other way. That's a Valentine's Day to remember.
Solid openers too: Army of the Universe played, joined by Andy Selway of KMFDM on drums, and the night started with NYC's Cult of Youth, whose dark folk/post rock blend keeps getting better and better. Pictures of all three bands are in this post.
They continue, along with Skinny Puppy's setlist, below...
Cult Of Youth
Army Of The Universe
Skinny Puppy at Webster Hall - 2/14/14 Setlist:
Deep Down Trauma Hounds
Far Too Frail