Industrial legend, Skinny Puppy, took to the stage in Detroit at The Majestic on February 19th, 2014. They are on tour in support of their latest release, Weapon, a concept album written about the “concurrent glorification of the gun culture and simultaneous horror at the devastation guns can cause.” The tour has been dubbed Live Shapes for Arms.

The band’s sound recently has taken on more the analog approach that goes back to their beginnings in the early/mid 80’s. This can be attributed, primarily, to Cevin Key’s development of custom analog synth modules.

The visuals and costume changes portrayed reenactment of a variety of situations from hazmat scenarios to animal cruelty. Overall, Skinny Puppy succeeded in wowing and shocking a packed crowd in Detroit.

Images by Phil Conners

Set list:
Choralone
illisiT
Village
The Choke
wornin’
plasiCage
Deep Down Trauma Hounds
Worlock
paragUn
Hexonxonx
tsudanama
Pasturn
saLvo
First Aid
Solvent

Encore:
Far Too Frail
Glass Houses
Smothered Hope
Overdose

Encore 2:
Assimilate

Skinny Puppy online:
skinnypuppy.com
facebook.com/OfficialSkinnyPuppy
twitter.com/skinnypuppy_

 

About The Author

Hailing from Boston and now residing in the Metro Detroit area, Mick has spent several years photographing concerts and interviewing musicians in the music industry. After spending a few years shooting and writing for MOTORCITYBLOG.net, he founded and started the National Rock Review in the fall of 2013. Recruiting staffers from around the world, he has led the National Rock Review team in to a respected and established publication in the online music news/press industry in a short period of time.

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