Nothing goes with heavy rock music like needles that puncture skin and fill the open wound with ink. Theyre like peas and carrots, really. The MusINK festival may have had some major traumas as of late the nation-wide tour was cancelled due to the crappy economy, and scheduled performers Nekromantix had to back out to deal with the beyond-tragic death of their drummer, Andrew Martinezbut famous tattooist and fest founder Kat Von D is charging ahead to bring the action back to the OC Fairgrounds for three days of blood (and ink), booze and bands at MusINK 2009. Featuring headlining acts like Reverend Horton Heat (Friday), Atreyu (Saturday) and the extreme hotness of Danzig (Sunday), not to mention live body art by over 200 tattoo specialists, this years celebration is sure to be even more exciting than the last. Bring your mom!
Fri., Feb. 20, noon; Sat., Feb. 21, noon; Sun., Feb. 22, noon, 2009