Review: Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Twin Temple and Cat Scan




By DONNA BALANCIA

Frankie and the Witch Fingers is an empassioned band that falls under its own musical spell.

It’s high energy all the way with Dylan Sizemore leading a group of garage-psychedelic musicians through a night of raucous rock and roll.  Just listen to their latest album, Brain Telephone, and you’ll get the picture.  Our favorite song on the album is “Sunshine Earthquake” and the song live puts it all in perspective.

 

The crowd knows what to expect from Frankie and the Witch Fingers, it’s rowdy and deservedly so because the music gets your blood going.

Frankie and the Witch Fingers' Dylan Sizemore - Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia
Frankie and the Witch Fingers’ Dylan Sizemore – Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia

Twin Temple

Getting your blood going was a popular theme of the night with a lot of eerie bands convening in one place.

Twin Temple is the kind of band that if you dig Satan then you would enjoy this spectacle.

Witch Twin Temple
Twin Temple – Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia

They’re talented musicians, the music is good, and they take 1950s du-wop to a hellish new level. Twin Temple is a nine-piece band, complete with horn section and some well-known back-up singers, just don’t spill any of the blood in the chalice.

Twin Temple - Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia
Twin Temple – Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia

Candleabras, skulls and swords are on hand as props, but some of the rituals may be a little much for the squeamish. Be prepared when you see Twin Temple for a range of bizarre antics including blindfolding and wrist-binding, secret oaths and plenty of black and red.

Drinking blood is nothing new for witch like Twin Temple
Drinking blood is nothing new for Twin Temple – Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia

Audience members appear to enjoy every minute of these wacky performance artists. There are songs that range from mamba to rock and roll, there’s even a mariachi sound on a couple.  Bass saxophone, a lead guitarist who looks like John Waters and his love, the front gal who looks like Morticia as a Spanish princess.   Check the single, “Lucifer My Love”

Band members: Mr + Mrs Zach & Alex James, Robin Ryder (Drums), Aaron Orbit (Bass), Jeffrey Howell (Piano/Organ)

Cat Scan

Cat Scan opened and this consistently great band keeps the music fast and loose, powered by Quincy, David and the crew.  Don’t blink or you’ll be bound to miss something exciting with this band.  The music is upbeat and fun and the band members are risk-takers as Quincy is known to jump into the audience and David keeps it cool when pandemonium strikes, equally happy playing bass or guitar.

 

Cat Scan - Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia
Cat Scan – Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia
Cat Scan rips - Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia
Cat Scan rips – Photo © 2018 Donna Balancia