Nekromantix

In the Museum of Sorcery & Witchcraft in Hólmavík, Iceland, sits a pair of “necropants.” What are necropants, you ask? Well, it’s the skin of the lower half of a male body dug up from a graveyard, removed intact, and worn over one’s own lower half with a coin inserted into the scrotum (yes, the wearer is supposed to obtain the prior permission of the deceased to do this). And why the hell would someone don a pair of necropants? Supposedly the magical properties of these corpse-leggings will make the wearer rich beyond his wildest dreams. What does any of this have to do with the California trio Nekromantix? Nothing, really. But it’s a tad more interesting than Nekromantix’ competent yet run-of-the-mill, Misfits/Cramps-inspired horrorshow/punkabilly. Now if they hit the stage wearing some necropants, then that'd be something! With The Mutilators, The Howlers. MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG

Tue., Aug. 31, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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