“This album covers a lot of emotionally heavy stuff like mental health, addiction, existence, and relationships”
Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Nov. 21
RIYL: Deadbolt, the Ghastly Ones, Chinese Rocks, Schizophonics, the Bomboras
Influences: Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Screamin' Lord Sutch
Diana Death (Chinese Rocks, the Little Richards) fronted the Gory Details from 1997 through the next two years, playing area clubs like the Boulevard, Homer’s, and the Oblivion. The group split after a final gig in 1999.
In June 2016, Death reunited with drummer Heather Dobson (whose move to Seattle in 1999 factored in the band split) and bass player Damien for a reunion performance at the Casbah on 6-6-16.
“I wanted to get back to songwriting,” Death told the Reader. “I haven’t played my own music since 2011. People think I’m this cover musician. I’m not. I’m an artist. I’m a songwriter.”