Skinny Puppy at Club Nokia
Industrial music pioneers Skinny Puppy closed out their "In Solvent See" tour with a devastating show at Club Nokia in LA Live on Thursday night. Using a walker to amble onto the stage, lead vocalist Ogre was covered from head-to-toe in white cloth, which turned him into part of the lightshow as colorful visual projections were splashed across the backdrop. Basically the entire stage resembled a huge hallucination as images were flashed across layered gauze screens, Ogre and white sheets covering the equipment. Meanwhile, cEvin Key on electronics and Justin Bennett on drums pounded out a steady barrage of electro-goth beats as Ogre growled through some of their vast 25+ year catalog including old classics "Assimilate" and "Worlock". The band treated it's devoted dark throng to a lengthy encore before smashing up the elaborate stage props to celebrate the end of the tour. Solo acts Vverevvolf Grehv and Baseck opened the show.