“… Kat Von D is married to Leafar Seyar, and the audience at The Belasco was treated to a solid opening set from his band, Prayers. Comprised of Leafar and Dave Parley (who pulled double duty also playing drums for Kat), Prayers served up their brand of “cholo-goth” to an adoring crowd.
Accompanied on stage by Mr. Chino, who stood stoically center stage throughout the performance, as if he was guarding the duo, Prayers performed a set of their most anthemic songs. From “Ready To Bleed” to “From Dog to God”, fans in the audience shouted the lyrics along with Leafar. It’s well known that Prayers’ music is firmly rooted in Mexican heritage and life’s hardships, and you could really get a sense that everyone in the room was deeply connected to all of the lyrics. When Leafar sang in Spanish, a language that I regretfully did not learn, you got the sense that the volume of the crowd’s voice got a few decibels louder.
Considering Kat recorded the Prayers song “Black Leather” back in 2017, I was almost expecting her to join her husband on stage for that song … alas, that didn’t happen. While they haven’t released any new music since their 2020 single “La Vida Es Un Sueno” if the room that evening was any indication, there is a huge contingent waiting for them to drop some more anthemic bangers to sing along to …”