I hear ringin’ and I don’t think it’s an angel getting its wings. No, I am pretty sure this particular ringing in my ears is the aftermath of an evening spent with horror-punk progenitors the Misfits. I had my misgivings about attending this show – 11/28 at Houston’s House of Blues – because the Misfits have only one original member from the band’s heyday in the 1980s.
Bassist Jerry Only is that original member, and I wasn’t quite sure how these boys would sound without the guidance of one Glenn Danzig, the mastermind behind the original Misfits. But not to worry – only a punk purist would quibble with the current Misfits lineup, which rocked through its catalog with a vengeance. And did I say they were loud? Maybe I did, but I just didn’t hear myself say it. Yeah, they were loud and that stoked the crowd into a frenzy; even the mosh pit on the House of Blues’ concrete floor looked a little more, ah, energetic than usual.