Industrial pioneer Front 242 gave the crowd a high energy dose of Electronic Body Music at Mezzanine in San Francisco, California.

Opening the show on this evening was local electro band Inhalt, who did an excellent job of preparing the crowd for what was to come with a solid set of Nitzer Ebb meets Depeche Mode influenced dance electronic dance music.


Opening their set with “Moldavia,” Front 242 put on a highly energetic set that had both Jean-Luc De Meyer and Richard 23 covering the entire stage as they delivered Industrial standards “Masterhit,” “Funkahdafi, and “Im Rhythmus Bleiben.” Of course, no Front 242 set would be completed without “Headhunter,” and there wasn’t a single still body in the room as the opening notes were struck.

Support for the evening came from Southern California duo Youth Code, who absolutely destroyed the crowd with their Throbbing Gristle meets Con-Dom meets Ministry power electronic analog inspired music. The energy of the pair was undeniable, and as they left the stage they left little doubt that they will be heard from again. Hopefully sooner than later.

National Rock Review photographer Raymond Ahner was on hand to report.

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Raymond Ahner is a professional freelance photographer residing in San Francisco, California. Growing up in the Bay Area, Raymond was lucky enough to witness both the Punk and Thrash Metal scene of the 1980's explode literally right in front of his eyes. It was a pretty special time in his life, and is what instilled his love for live music. Over the years Raymond has been fortunate enough to combine his passion for live music with his love of photography. And although he will always love shooting the big arena Rock show, it is in a tiny, packed to the rafters club were he his most at home with his gear.

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