by Karen Heeringa
photo by Paul Brown/2017 Evilive Records
Danzig would be the perfect answer to Riot Fest trivia questions like: “What is the quintessential band playing this year’s Riot Fest?” As far as fans are concerned, Glenn Danzig is Saturday night at Riot Fest. His band is the black band t-shirt your teenage cousin wore to Thanksgiving when you were 12 that first made you realize that there is evil in the world, that serial killers were real, and that sometimes people do bad things and get away with it. Danzig’s put all this to lyrics and spawned it out into the world for decades, ever since the breakup of his iconic band The Misfits in the ‘80s. Everyone will remember the triumphant return of the original lineup of said band at last year’s Riot Fest, and Glenn’s back to prove his solo stuff is still legend and worthy of watching. Perhaps, if you’re lucky, he’ll play a refresher course of last year’s raging set.