The one and only Mushroomhead will be making a stop at the Fine Line on Monday, February 18th.
Mushroomhead are one of the most unique and adventurous alternative metal bands working today. Known for their stunningly theatrical live show and artsy masks, this innovative band has forged new ground in the rock world and influenced many other bands to push the envelope and bring art into rock. Formed in the early-1990s in Cleveland Ohio, the band’s combination of metal, rock and atmospheric elements has struck a chord with thousands of fans worldwide.
It can be said that Mushroomhead’s musical ascendance was a singular, original, aesthetic of eight guys decked out in matching jumpsuits and artsy masks, playing unbelievable, unsettling music. No other band was wearing masks and jumpsuits and purveying this type of ultra-melodic, ultra-dynamic music at the time – Mushroomhead sounded like nothing else. The band’s merging of metal, atmospheric elements, rock, and theatrics mixed with a punk DIY attitude has inspired and spawned other bands. Even though Mushroomhead’s music is rock-leaning in thought, the group remains firmly committed to pushing the envelope and trying new things.
Influences range from the driving rhythms and breakneck turns of Pantera, to the dark melodies of Faith No More, to the atmospheric stylings of Pink Floyd, but all done in Mushroomhead style.
Hellzapoppin Circus will be opening up for Mushroomhead and, having seen them a couple of times now, I can tell you that this is an opener that should not be missed. Named after the most successful Broadway musical and movie from the late 30’s and 40’s, Hellzapoppin Circus SideShow Revue is a world renown theatrical Rock-N-Roll circus thrillshow where some of the deadliest stunts in live entertainment are performed to loud crowd-pleasing musical tracks. Spectators will experience one of the world’s last authentic circus sideshows with performances using the human anatomy and death defying stunts and demonstrations of mind over matter, yet with no blood and no pain.
Ventana and Woldwide Panic will be kicking the night off.
Tickets are still available here.