MUSHROOMHEAD, performed at The Boardwalk in Orangevale on Tuesday, September 4th as part of The Summer of Screams tour, presented by Scream Factory and Dread Central. Nikon shooter Jennifer Black was there to capture the action.
All photos courtesy of Jennifer Black @ Black J Photo.
MUSHROOMHEAD came together when drummer Skinny formed the band as a side project. The band wore masks to go unrecognized, but after only a few shows they developed a rabid and loyal fan base in Cleveland. They released their 1995 self-titled debut album independently and it went on to became an underground hit, which was history in the making because the band really had no proper distribution at the time. Superbuick followed in 1996 and M3 in 1999, all released via an underground street effort. After the band felt its image and hyper-melodic, heavy style of music was being diluted by other bands jumping into this space, the band started to change their look to reflect nothing out there.
The Summer of Screams tour line-up:
Powerman 5000 (9-2 to 9-15)
Psychostick (8-17 to 8-31)
Voodoo Terror Tribe (8-17 to 8-30)/Earth Caller (8-31 to 9-15)
The Summer of Screams remaining tour dates:
9-8 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
9-9 Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
9-11 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
9-12 Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s
9-13 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
9-14 Ringle, WI – Q & Z Expo Center
9-15 Chicago, IL – Patio Theater