Goblin - Marquee Theatre - 5/1/2014

Goblin Marquee Theater 5/1/2014

A couple hundred -- give or take a few dozen -- folks gathered Thursday night at Tempe's Marquee Theatre to check out Italy's progressive rock legends, Goblin, whose notoriety skyrocketed via their soundtrack music for classic Italian horror flicks like Dario Argento's Suspiria and his cut of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead, titled Zombi/Dawn of the Dead.

Though it was a minimal crowd for the spacious venue, it was obvious that most in attendance were dripping with geek sweat at the opportunity to see these rockers live. I'll happily out myself as a member of that group. After all, it was just last year that a recent incarnation of the group crossed the water for a North American tour -- their first ever since the band started in the 1970s. Those California dates seemed like a onetime opportunity, so, yeah, this recent tour made for a rabid crew in Thursday night's house when the band took stage.

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Amy Young is an arts and culture writer who also spends time curating arts-related exhibits and events, and playing drums in local bands French Girls and Sturdy Ladies.
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