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Past Event
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Murder City Devils

3090 Polk Avenue, San Diego, 92104
Cost: $27

Murder City Devils didn’t invent horror-punk in the mid-1990s (you can probably thank, or blame, the Dead Boys and the Misfits for that), but the Seattle-based quintet just about perfected what was up until then an inconsistent recipe. Over the course of three albums and one EP, from 1996 through 2001, the five founders earned the respect of hard-rock fans with beefy riffs, as well as courting underground scenesters with clever satirical lyrics, drawing repeat crowds thanks to irresistible setlist staples such as “Dancin’ Shoes” and “Dance Hall Music,” numbers that never fail to get everyone onto their feet.

Not that they were ever a “singles” band, although “Every Day I Rise” picked up a surprising amount of airplay and TV exposure in 2011–2012. They went away for a few years in the early aughts, with bassist Derek Fudesco forming his own band, Pretty Girls Make Graves, but he and the other four founding players have reunited for a tour set to include Spencer Moody, Dann Gallucci, Nate Manny, and Coady Willis. (Few are likely to miss shortlived keyboardist Leslie Hardy, whose brief latter-day tenure with the band is looked at by fans the same way baby boomers look at Brady Bunch episodes with Cousin Oliver)


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