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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuesday To-Do: The Misfits

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MISFITS
8 p.m., Village. $21 adv., $25 d.o.s.

The Misfits, named after Marilyn Monroe's final movie, were born in 1977 in a small New Jersey town at the onset of the punk movement and are widely credited as originators of “horror punk.” Primal, aggressive, confrontational and lyrically violent, the Misfits brand endures today in this post-Danzig era. Acknowledging his band's “cool factor,” bassist Jerry Only has said, “I think we created a niche. We stuck to what we did, and we did it well. We never tried to pull something over on people. Besides, I think the love of the horror art form has endured.” Indeed.

Paul Peterson

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