Are you down with the clown? Which is to say, are you the slightest bit interested in watching five sugar-crazed Midwesterners don face-paint and rap about axe murder? If so, theres a really strong chance that this Insane Clown Posse-fronted horrorcore supergroup is already figuring prominently in your busy weekend plans. Formed in 1999 when ICP co-bozos Joseph Bruce and Joseph Utsler joined forces with several of their Psychopathic Records label-mates, Dark Lotus is sort of like The Traveling Wilburys for the white-mall-punk set; one appeals to Baby Boomers, the other to jobless juggalos, but otherwise, eerily the same. The extra bodies are also helpful in the stage-stamina department, because lets be honest Bruce and Utsler arent exactly a couple of svelte Kenyan marathoners up there. Non-fans are routinely mystified by horrorcores durable appeal, but heres the thing to remember: Its all about the love. Maybe these lyrics, from the groups 2001 single Juggalo Family, sum it up best: Mass murder makes me happyyyyy/Dead bodies make me happyyyyy/Until eternityyy/Well always have Juggalo family. Awww, insane clowns say the sweetest things.
Fri., May 22, 6 p.m., 2009
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