The Mysterious Divine Open For King Woman At The Lodge Room
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…The first band to take the stage was a band named Divine. I don’t know much about this opening act. I couldn’t find any information about the band, or its members, on the internet, and none of the artists on Spotify with the name “Divine” fit this band’s sound.
The lead singer gave this mysterious band a mysterious introduction taking the stage wearing a flesh-like clown mask. Their sound seemed to cover a wide range of styles, from punk to metal to garage rock, even adding in a little funk/soul to close out their set. Their lead singer did a reasonably good job keeping the audience on its toes, climbing atop speakers, and jumping off the stage and into the audience while singing. I wished, however, that when he sang, he didn’t have his back to the audience, facing the drums, as much. I think the intensity of each of the songs could have been better served, even wearing the mask, if that energy was addressed to the audience.
It was a fun performance, but it was hard for me to get a sense of what the band was really all about. The mask, while intriguing at the start, only seemed to distract me from the music itself. With the masking coming off towards the later part of the set, it really didn’t seem to serve and true purpose and seemed a bit superfluous.
As mentioned earlier, they closed their set with a song that added an element of funk/soul when a vocalist joined them on stage to sing the hook. It kind of gave me a bit of a Mr. Bungle vibe, and I liked that.…”
If anybody knows Divine’s social media handles, let us know!
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