What could be better for a Mike Patton fan than seeing Dead Cross, his latest project with members of Retox and drummer extraordinaire Dave Lombardo? How about having Secret Cheifs 3, featuring his Mr. Bungle bandmate Trey Spruance open? If you’re down with the above and lived in the New York area, you had two chances to catch that lineup, as the band played a full Gramercy Theater in New York last Tuesday (12), then followed it up one day later at Brooklyn’s Warsaw. Patton, always unpredictable, filled the band’s relatively short set time each night with entertainment, doing a Q&A with the audience on Tuesday and handing out pierogies at Warsaw, which is a Polish-owned hall that serves the delicacies. Metal Insider contributing photographer Melinda Oswandel, a Patton superfan, was there both nights to capture both bands.
Secret Chiefs 3, Gramercy Theater
Dead Cross, Gramercy Theater
Secret Chiefs 3, Warsaw
Dead Cross, Warsaw