The Horror of 45 Grave at the Whisky: Dinah Cancer’s deathrock/horror punk pioneers 45 Grave are still soldiering on, and they’re still great live. Band members may have come and gone, but they have an iconic singer and a ton of great tunes. Ravens Moreland, the Rhythm Coffin, the Bourbon Saints and Underground City open.

We chatted with the singer way back in January 2017, and she said that “People are so pained. I’m like, have your voice heard and speak up for change. With music today, it’s all about who has a porta-studio or who has the newest software to record the band. More venues are closing down, and we might be coming to a time period where we may not be able to actually play. So it’s about trying to rekindle the fire, and letting people know that we’re not alone in the world. There are other people like us out there. You can go out and play music, and still have a very good time.”

“I remember distinctly saying that I wouldn’t live past 21,” she added. “There’s no future for us, so let’s just go balls out — write music and do what makes us happy. When the band originally started out, we didn’t know what to make of it, but the original lineup, with Paul Cutler, Rob Graves and Don Bolles, had an amazing style. I’m very happy that I shared my writing experiences with Paul Cutler. It’s very reassuring to know that at least we did contribute something to history.”

‘Nuff said.

The Horror of 45 Grave at the Whisky: The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 22 at the Whisky A Go Go.

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