Concert Reviews

Don't Look at These Photos From Skinny Puppy's Denver Show While Eating

Kicking off early with relatively short sets from Youth Code, Haujobb and Front Line Assembly, this weekend's Skinny Puppy show at the Ogden Theater seemed refreshingly succinct. And everyone, crowd and performers alike, seemed in good spirits. It was mostly electronic music, but what sets these particular artists apart from a lot of modern electronic music is the showmanship and the physicality, not just in the raw sound but also in the visual impact of the performers. This was epitomized by Skinny Puppy's content and color rich projected visuals as well as the costume and minor set changes throughout its beautifully nightmarish performance.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.