Concert Reviews

Skinny Puppy at Ogden Theatre, 2/24/14

SKINNY PUPPY at OGDEN THEATRE | 2/24/14 The outrageous outfit Ogre is seen wearing above is just one of many he donned during his band's show last night at the Ogden Theatre. Over the course of the show, the Skinny Puppy vocalist changed costumes at fairly regular intervals, the most dramatic of which came during "The Choke." As the song was winding down, Ogre stepped behind the projection screen for a few moments as cEvin Key and Ken Marshall kept the atmospheres running and Justin Bennett went from a more direct drumming style to minimalist textures. When Ogre reappeared, he had transformed from an alien/mythological reaper creature into what at first looked like a werewolf but turned out to be some kind of berserker shaman that proved especially effective.

See also: Skinny Puppy's Ogre on Weapon and learning about the use of the band's music for torture

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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.