Photo essay: Guitar Wolf @ the Marquis TheaterBy Michael McGrath | May 23rd, 2011 | No Comments »
Japanese rockers Guitar Wolf brought their rockabilly punk infused with ridiculous energy to the Marquis Theater on Saturday night. Formed in Nagasaki, Japan, the group has been slaying zombies (check out their cult classic film “Wild Zero”) and kickin’ ass for over 20 years. Their show at the Marquis was the first time the Wolf has played Colorado since their 2005 Larimer Lounge gig, which was, tragically, one of the last for original bassist Billy (Bass Wolf), who died of a heart attack at 38-years-old, just weeks after their Denver appearance. Lead singer Seiji punctuated Saturday night’s manic performance with the construction of a human pyramid of audience members which he climbed to sing atop. Seeing this band reminds me of the awesome power of rock ‘n’ roll, and why I love photographing it.
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