Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Creepshow review – Canadian “hellbilly” band tours California with must-see performances

Talk about a polite band. Singer Sarah “Sin” Blackwood told the crowd: “You all better sing along with this song, or we’ll pick on you.” The bassist Sean “Sick Boy” McNab quickly added: “Yeah, but we’re Canadian, so we’ll apologize right after.” The fans who gathered at The Troubadour on Friday, February 12th needed no encouragement to participate – they sang along, whirled around in the pit, shouted call-and-response phrases with Sarah, and screamed their approval of every song. They even clapped along impressively in time with the beat when the band encouraged them to keep the rhythm going through an entire song.

But don’t let the band’s Canadian politeness fool you. Their songs – often about demonic subjects - are not for the faint of heart. Just take a look at these song titles: “Demon Lover,” “Run For Your Life,” “Buried Alive,” “Dearly Departed,” “You’ll Come Crawlin’” and “Long Way Down.” But what’s interesting about their song-writing style is that these songs delve deeper than typical psychobilly tracks influenced by horror movies. These songs of terror, monsters, and demons are often metaphors for personal experiences of adversity, heartbreak, friendship, and addiction – subjects that most people can identify with even if they haven’t watched Dawn of the Dead a hundred times.

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