Skinny Puppy - Marquee Theatre - 1/27/14 (VIDEO)

Skinny Puppy Marquee Theatre 1/27/14

"Do you like Skinny Puppy?"

It's a question that was posed to me at a warehouse rave somewhere in the Midwest in the late '90s by a fellow wearing combat boots, black BDU cutoffs, and long black dreads atop an otherwise shaved head. He had a CD with him and asked if I'd buy it for $5 so he could buy some bottled water.

It was the Remix dystemper album and my first exposure to Skinny Puppy. Now, almost 16 years later, I finally got to see them live. And I didn't even have to drive hours to do so -- just a quick journey to Tempe's Marquee Theatre for Monday night's show.

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Jeremiah Toller