Skinny Puppy imparts musical vision on both eyes and ears

All rivers start at a source, and the source for much of today’s rushing-into-mainstream industrial-electronic music lies in Canada’s Skinny Puppy. Founders cEvin Key and vocalist Nivek Ogre along with Mark Walk and Justin Bennett brought their signature layered distortion sounds as well as an experimental theatre backdrop and costumes to Center Stage in Atlanta on Feb. 4. With a 15-song set, plus a four-song encore during which Ogre finally took off his mask and revealed his face, Skinny Puppy delivered what the obviously long-term fans who were there have come to expect plus the surprises that newer followers will come back for.

Skinny Puppy - at Center Stage, Atlanta, GA - 4 Feb 2014

Skinny Puppy – at Center Stage, Atlanta, GA – 4 Feb 2014

Setlist:
Choralone
illisiT
Village
The Choke
wornin’
plasiCage
Deep Down Trauma Hounds
Worlock
paragUn
Hexonxonx
tsudanama
Pasturn
saLvo
First Aid
Solvent
Encore:
Far Too Frail
Glass Houses
Smothered Hope
Overdose

Skinny Puppy continues their Live Shapes for Arms tour with upcoming nearby dates in Tampa and Charlotte, through to Los Angeles on March 5. Latest studio album, Weapon, is available here.

Opening for Skinny Puppy in Atlanta and continuing on to their other shows was Army of the Universe, an Italian industrial-dance band with Albert Vorne, Lord K, and Davide Tavecchia. Separate gallery to follow.

 

show notes and photos by maryelle st. clare.