October 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm$59
Marilyn Manson w/
Ages = 18+
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Show starts at 8:00 pm
Tickets = $59
Known for his outrageous outfits and on-stage antics, Marilyn Manson is an American goth-rock performer who has been protested and boycotted because of his perceived ‘dark’ views.
Born Brian Hugh Warner on January 5, 1969, in Canton, Ohio, Marilyn Manson combined the names of Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson for his stage name. Discovered by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, Marilyn Manson and his eponymous band created such goth albums as Antichrist Superstar and Smells Like Children, to the joy of troubled teens and the chagrin of their parents.
In 1993, Marilyn Manson and his band earned a contract from Trent Reznor’s record label, Nothing, based on their performances and self-released cassettes in the Fort Lauderdale area. The record contract also earned them a spot on Nine Inch Nails’s 1994 tour. Marilyn Manson’s first album was titled Portrait of an American Family. Produced by Reznor, it gave Manson his first taste of commercial success, as he gained a cult following after its release.
On Smells Like Children, an EP released by Marilyn Manson in 1995, Manson enjoyed his first heavy play on MTV with a cover of the Eurythmics song “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These).” This cover eventually helped Smells Like Children reach platinum. In 1996, Marilyn Manson hit it big with the release of the group’s second album, Antichrist Superstar. The album, co-produced by Reznor, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.
In 2003, Marilyn Manson and his band released their fifth studio album with The Golden Age of Grotesque. It spent a week atop the charts and was critically acclaimed as one of the best albums of the year. Manson announced the release of his subsequent album, Eat Me, Drink Me, in 2005, but it was not released until mid-2007. As with his earlier studio efforts, Manson was heavily involved with the writing, coordinating and producing of the record. Manson and his former bandmate, Twiggy Ramirez, reunited and delivered the band’s seventh album, The High End of Low, in 2009.
After founding a record label named Hell, etc., Marilyn Manson released Born Villain in 2012 and The Pale Emperor in 2015. The latter album, co-produced with Tyler Bates, earned strong reviews for its focused, blues-tinged sound. Manson has also continued to pursue acting, appearing in such popular TV shows as Californication, Eastbound & Down and Sons of Anarchy.
Throughout Manson’s career, he has been accused and vilified for being a Satan worshipper, and for following the Church of Satan, of which he is a “reverend.” His shows have been protested, boycotted and subsequently canceled because of his perceived “dark” views and stage antics.
Alice Glass is the enigmatic vocalist for the Toronto-based punk-synth duo Crystal Castles. Her fearless live performances and vocals, so distorted they are rarely distinguishable, contribute to her rabid, fast-growing fan base.
Described by Hipsterrunoff.com as a “global alternative sex icon,” and diminutive but fiery with a reputation for onstage fireworks, Alice Glass calls to mind one or two legendary female punk vocalists such as Wendy O. Williams and Mia Zapata. As noted by Pitchfork Media’s review of Crystal Castles and Metric’s Emily Haines, Alice Glass doesn’t mind “getting down and dirty in the interest of an ass-kicking rock show.”
In 2003, Alice Glass hooked up with Ethan Kath to form Crystal Castles, self-releasing their first single in 2005, on MySpace, a track called ”Alice Practice.” The tune was meant as nothing more than a vocals check but attracted attention from various labels that led to a bidding war.
In March of 2008, the band released Crystal Castles, their first full-length studio album, hitting No. 47 on the UK charts. Prior to that they released a handful of singles, including “Air War” and “Courtship Dating/Tell Me What To Swallow.”
Along with establishing a growing fan base, Alice Glass and Crystal Castles have shown a tendency to ignite plenty of controversy. Her wild on-stage antics during the Glastonbury festival in June 2008, forced organizers to shut down their set early, an incident that hints at the band’s reputation as a great live act.