The Genitorturers are one of the more interesting bands on the circuit today and their sound is a mix of Industrial Metal and Punk with a whole lot of Fetish and Bondage stuff tossed in for good measure. I’ve heard them in the past but never really followed their activities, so that made hitting their show something that was bound to be different from the usual crop of bands that I get to go to see in concert. I was prepared for anything and expected to be shocked on a number of occasions. You can learn more about the show and see photos of all the groups that played with them at the show since it featured both Nassau Chainsaw and The Sex Slaves as the openers by clicking the logo below. It will take you to the article on the main PiercingMetal.com site. After that you can check out some of the other stuff that was going on at the show because we had the chance to observe some really interesting people that this show brought out. Enjoy yourself because we surely did. Clearly the night in NYC is a wild place sometimes.
Tonight the bands merchandise would be sold on the general standing area of the floor at the Gramercy and while I am not sure why it was done, it made the moshers need to watch themselves just a little bit more. Generally this stuff can be found downstairs which I prefer since it often gives the band the chance to mingle with their fans if they wanted to a little easier.
The band had some cool stuff available for the fans and not only were there shirts but also some music CD’s and video releases. You might be able to see that there was even Genitorturers logo panties for the special lady in your life. The schwag was being dished out by this lovely lady.
The two lovelies pictured below are another part of the reason that the show was interesting as they added to the evening’s uniqueness. I struck up some conversation them and learned that they were Pin-Up models and those are the kinds of folks that one does not often meet so I was happy to speak to them. The red haired raven is Miss Devil Kitten while the tattooed lass with the black tresses is the one and only Minnie D’Moocha.
We’ll get back to the girls in a moment, but first we wanted to bring up that we also ran into Mr. Acey Slade at the show. At the time Acey was present because he not only was checking out the band, but also because he had a show of his own coming and he was hoping to round up some extra bodies for the gig. Here is a shot of Slade and the Pin-Up hawtness.
As you see by the next photo its such a tough life being a Rock Star but of course Acey manages to handle himself well. Did you know that Acey and his band the Dark Party have a new CD coming out? Well yes they do and you can easily order a copy by clicking this LINK Check it out because his new sound is a little different from what we are familiar with him doing in the past.
So back to my new friends Ms. Kitten and Minnie who were definitely classy company for the show. After chit chatting back and forth about their modeling shoots and those kind of adventures we decided to use the downstairs area of the Gramercy Theatre as an impromptu photo studio. Here’s a shot of these lovelies together.
We know you readers want to see more photos of the girls so you can do that by clicking HERE for a full gallery of their own. I had a blast getting the chance to take some photos of them and figured this was great practice for me should I ever decide to switch from live music photographer to stylish pin-up model photographer. I’ll say that it’s a clear upgrade in subject matter for the most part
One of the ladies at the show was this young lass whose name sadly escapes me, but I was referring to her as the Mystery Miss or the Hostess With The Mostess based on how she was handling herself. We snapped a couple of shots with her and our new pin-up friends as well. Then there was this dude…..
Here’s our new mystery friend and a dude who was decked out in a neck to toe vinyl outfit and baring some shiny fangs to boot. I’m not too sure how comfortable this stuff is but I gave him credit for kicking up one’s concert attire a notch or eight. My problem with outfits like this is that they lack a place for one’s wallet or cell phone so it’s pretty safe to say that you will never find me braving such attire. I do admit a fondness for the mystery gal’s top hat of course and think that its rather chic. Maybe I will get one and begin announcing shows…..picture it…”Good Evening NYC, I’m etc etc etc.”
Before the night closed up I just had to snare a shot with the lady in the top hat so we did one. Yes my eyes are closed again and I am really thinking that I need some kind of shaded contacts to prevent the glare from blinding me. Thanks to all the years of sitting at a computer for this slight weakness. As I walked out to the ride home we caught up with this chap and I am admittedly at a loss for words.
Kudos to this dude for the bravery in being able to deal with this outfit all night. Yes it’s brazen but surely works within that which Gen and her merry troupe are singing about. If you are thinking that you are seeing things and imagining a guy in a Genitorturers shirt along with assless, chain mail leggings then I must inform you that your eyes are fine, or at least were My guess is that he drove home because I just cannot imagine anyone being able to ride the train like this. Horns up dude, and on that I bid you goodnight.
Update: 9/10/2010: When we originally wrote this article we were not too sure of the young lady listed as “Mystery Miss” and “Hostess”. Thanks to a commenter many months later we discovered her name to be Machine Sex. The photos have been modified to reflect this but the narrative left as it was to not lose its original flow.