CHRISTIAN DEATH + WITCH HAIR + DJ. R.I.C.H.A.R.D. (Ulteria)- DEVILS NIGHT - Tuesday October 30, at Cafe Nine
Fernando Pinto Presents: Devil's Night! - Tuesday October 30 at Cafe Nine
CHRISTIAN DEATH + WITCH HAIR + DJ. R.I.C.H.A.R.D. (Ulteria)
Doors 7:30pm / Showtime 8:30pm
Tickets $15. adv / $20. dos
Tickets on sale, Friday August 3rd.
One of the top 10 Goth bands of all time - Rolling Stone
CHRISTIAN DEATH Consistent members:
Valor - Male lead vocals, guitar and multiple instruments
Maitri - Female lead vocals, bass guitar
"The founding fathers of American goth rock, Christian Death took a relentlessly confrontational stand against organized religion and conventional morality, with an appetite for provocation that made Marilyn Manson look like Stryper. Regardless of who was leading or performing in the group, Christian Death set themselves up to shock, both in their cover art and their lyrics, which wallowed in blasphemy, morbidity, drug use, and sexual perversity. Their self-consciously controversial tactics set them apart from the
British goth scene, having more to do with L.A. punk and heavy metal, and thus the band dubbed its sound "death rock" instead; however, their sensibility was ultimately similar enough that the "goth" designation stuck in the end. Their music also relied on slow, doomy, effects-laden guitar riffs and ambient horror-soundtrack synths, and their theatrical performances were strongly influenced by British glam rockers like David Bowie and Roxy Music, as well as industrial provocateurs Throbbing Gristle. The latter was especially true of the band's first incarnation, led by vocalist and founder Rozz Williams, -
When Williams left in 1985, guitarist Valor Kand took over leadership and sent the group in a more intellectual, political, and metal-oriented direction. A subsequent dispute over ownership of the Christian Death name, - lead many of their fans to take sides. - Christian Death had an enormous influence on the American goth scene, shaping the sensibility of countless goth, metal, and even industrial acts that followed. Sadly, the Kand-Williams dispute ended in tragedy in 1998, when a heroin-addicted Williams took his own life. ~ Steve Hue VH1,
It's taken three years to craft their songs on tales of motorcycle gangs, social justice, and psychedelic breaks with reality, but 2018 is Witch Hair's year and they are ready to release their first EP. Joe Russo (vocals/guitar), Ashley Kenney (vocals/bass), and Tom Connolly (drums) have crafted a rock solid live show that the band has used to put a voice to their political views by hosting large benefits for Planned Parenthood and CIRI in hopes of raising awareness of social justice issues. Karen Ponzio of the New Haven Independent writes: "Connolly, Kenney, and Russo are distinct musicians who come together for hard and loud rock n roll, the kind of band you would want to have at your house party so all of your friends would think you were cool".
An atypical trio, Russo and Kenney share the duty of lead singer, Connolly persistently following on drums. The singers use harmonies that create evocative and haunting melodies that will stick with you long after the show is over.
Cafe Nine (View)
250 State St
New Haven, CT 06510