Gwar at Amos' Southend tonight (10/22/2012)
GWAR Spurting fake blood and semen amidst decapitated dolls will make Gwar’s presence known when they hit the stage this week. There’s plenty of music to choose from — the band’s released 12 studio albums — but most who attend a Gwar show aren’t going for the music. The art-metal mavens have been up to the same tricks since the mid-1980s — science fiction and horror-inspired themes, costumes and lyrics join forces for a visual display that’s often imitated but never duplicated. What better place to see the band than Charlotte, the city that arrested the lead singer in 1990 and inspired an entire album? The Queen City holds a special place in the bloody, pumping hearts of Gwar, just as an evidence room somewhere holds a special place for the giant, fake phallus CMPD seized from the band. With Devil Driver, Cancer Bats, Legacy of Disorder. $20-$23. Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. 704-377-6874.