The next band that came to the fore was “Juicehead” an act that combines bits of late 80’s hardcore and whatever else they felt like to produce an enjoyable set that though not as captivating as the previous act, was nonetheless something to at least bob your head to.
Now for the main event, the roadies put the finishing touches on the Misfits stage, and the band came out to a thunderous round of cheers. Lead man for the night, Jerry Only took the stage with open arms, greeting the mass of fans while mischievously grinning while strapping on his guitar. Ex-Black Flag frontman Dez Cadena took the stage shortly after, waving to the crowd and getting ready for a blistering set. The band ripped through old favorites such as “Bullet, "Die, Die, My Darling", "Teenagers From Mars” and songs from Famous Monsters era material such as “Helena” and “Descending Angel”, the latter which was dedicated to fallen musicians such as Ronnie James Dio and Paul Gray from Slipknot, in addition to friends of Mr. Only who had passed on. An even bigger treat for the crowd came in the form of Dez and Jerry ripping through two Black Flag standards “TV Party” and “Rise Above”, which had the crowd going completely insane! In all I’d say it was a decent show, though I do have my gripes. One such gripe is that it just didn’t feel right seeing the Misfits live with Doyle there and the stage set for the Misfits was more than just a little barren, I’ve come to expect more from them but sometimes when life hands you lemons, you just gotta make hard lemonade! Another gripe is that the sound at Warehouse Live was not the best, I could barely hear Jerry or Dez over the noise of their instruments so that ultimately took away from the experience, the Misfits are a band that yousing along to, and when you aren’t able to even hear the lyrics, it takes away from the fun. I could gripe about the beer prices but that’s a problem that affects a lot of clubs these days, not that big of a deal, more of a irritation really. I do have to commend the staff at the club for providing me with excellent directions for getting to the venue when I got lost plus they had everything arranged perfectly for me when I arrived, so that was a major relief after dealing with narrow streets and psychotic drivers on the way to the gig! Overall, it was a good night, not perfect, but fun nonetheless.