Paper Tiger, the venue on N. St. Mary's which took over the spot once belonging to the White Rabbit less than a year ago, will host one of the most revered rock 'n' roll acts of the last twenty years. The Murder City Devils, whose not-really-appreciated-until-we-broke-up-history has become a template for numerous modern bands, are scheduled to play the venue on Saturday, February 13. Tickets are available here.
Following the final release of the group's first incarnation, 2001's Thelema EP, the Devils called it quits, only to see their star begin to rise just as they were moving on to side projects and solo outfits. After much clamoring from their burgeoning fan base and several one-off, fly-in festival shows, last year the Devils released The White Ghost Has Blood on Its Hands Again(2014).
The release was a departure from the horror punk rock 'n' roll banner that the self-professed fags, weirdos and fem-lit devotees thrived under, sounding more like singer Spencer Moody's and guitarist Dann Gallucci's side projects, including Rabbit Ears, Dead Low Tide, Smoke and Smoke and Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death. However, the LP was a natural progression for the band as Thelema saw the group moving away from the cut-and-dry foundations of their earlier works and more towards experimental prose and instrumentation.