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Michale Graves Show Review/ The First time I heard The Misfits by Nick Clark

I’ve seen the back patch. I’ve heard the hype and how great they are. I still didn’t listen. Even after tonight I won’t go out of my way to. After much persuasion from friends, I caved and went to see Michale Graves of Misfits.  Having never really heard The Misfits I didn’t really know what to expect, except for “horror punk”, whatever that is, and makeup. That was about it. Loud, fast and maybe scary, music.

I got to Dstrct a bit late as I had to work. Missed most of the opening acts (Sorry Jim) but was still hopeful. The ones I did catch were decent, definitely fitting for the show.
The NastiesNim Vind, Argyle Goolsby and the Roving Midnight
The energy was there for sure. Make up, check. Constant singing along from the crowd, check. While others felt nostalgia, I just heard new music for the first time. Hard and fast. That’s how I like my music.Michale Graves did not disappoint. I still don’t fully understand what horror punk is but I think I like it. I went in not knowing any songs and left still not knowing any. Except for Halloween, because AFI covered it.

By  Nick Clark, freelance writer, operator of Pressed by Nick buttons and organizer of Punk Rock Flea Market Guelph

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