Few bands embody the love for all things macabre as well as Murder City Devilsthe nightmarish Northwestern garage band that revel in murder and grit. They named 2000s seminal In Name And Blood and presented the credits as a batch of homicide reports, and they played their final show (documented on the DVD R.I.P.) on a Halloween night. Bassist Derek Fudesco went on to form Pretty Girls Make Graves, while raw-throated frontman Spencer Moody has done time in the murky, more experimental outfits Dead Low Tide, Smoke & Smoke, and most recently, Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death. As anyone whos seen the latter can attest, Moody remains a revelation live, and so this long-awaited reunion tour should be everything fans are hoping for and then some.
Mon., Feb. 16, 8 p.m., 2009