Calabrese @ Red Owl, Tempe, Arizona
By Libbi Rich

Phoenix area hometown hereos, Calabrese, might be earning a place among America’s hardest working bands. After a quick break from their seemingly never-ending touring, horror rock staples Jimmy, Bobby, and Davey Calabrese kicked off their “I Wanna Be A Vigilante” tour on Friday night at Tempe’s Red Owl.

Calabrese @ Red Owl
The brothers ripped through an hour-long set, roaming through their four album discography with wit and enthusiasm. One of the joys of seeing Calabrese perform lies in their sense of humor while singing about vampires, werewolves and the living dead.

CALABRESE MARCH 7, 2014-1-9“Born With a Scorpion’s Touch”, Calabrese’s fourth album, was released in 2013.

Calabrese’s black leather jackets and tight black jeans might harken to the 50s drive-in horror movie scene, but being at their shows always takes me back to the early 90s punk scene: Small, black-walled bars with throbbing, raw music shaking the foundations. Whether you want your horror rock served up by greasers or punks, your order is guaranteed served hot and cool, oh so cool, at a Calabrese concert.

Tour dates and information are available on Calabrese’s official site.

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Libbi Rich (40 Posts)

Middle-aged punk princess; pop culture hound; geekgirl; liberal activist and general shit-stirrer; reader of nanopunk/cyberpunk/comics/ anything-I-can-get-my-hands-on; wife and mom.