The holiday season can be deadly dull, with so much bland holiday music oozing out of every mall. But Haunted Garage defiantly sets the clock back two months with a night of musical carnage that’s closer in spirit to Halloween than to Christmas. Lead singer Dukey Flyswatter knows a thing or two about horror, having appeared in such deathless B-movie flicks as Surf Nazis Must Die and Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama. As the lead singer of Haunted Garage, Flyswatter has been growling cheerfully gory punk-metal anthems such as “Brain in a Jar” since 1985, augmented by sadistically sexy onstage dancers and a seemingly endless series of cheesy horror-movie props. Although longtime lead-guitar demon Gaby Godhead isn’t part of the current lineup, Haunted Garage still sounds powerfully sinister.
Sat., Dec. 13, 9 p.m., 2014
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