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The band has a dark carnival feel, harkening back to Old World Europe with an ephemeral, almost-supernatural tinge.
In OSM's Dark Carnival Room is the mash-up material of DJM aka DAN THE HAT who will "take you on a magical mystery tour mashing up the Beatles in to Roni Size and back through Chemical Brothers blended seamlessly with Eye of the Tiger".
From a detective caught between a war between two worlds to a truly dark carnival that goes a step beyond Ray Bradbury, this is packed with diverse stories and haunting scenarios.
The centrepiece is The Snurglaphone, a fairground organ that plays humorously dark carnival music.
Friday night's fundraiser was billed as the "999 Eyes Dark Carnival of the Damned," and was described by promoters as "a vaudevillian carnival with freak show, sideshow museum and music by The Damned Band.
The 999 Eyes Dark Carnival of the Damned is a vaudevillian carnival with freak show, sideshow museum and music by The Damned Band.
Louis, August 19; Bookpeople, Austin, August 20; Borders, Las Vegas, September 6; Esmerelda, San Diego, September 7; Dutton's Brentwood, Los Angeles, September 8; Dark Carnival, San Francisco, September 11; Tower Books, Portland (OR), September 13; Elliott Bay, Seattle, September 14; Waterstones, Boston, September 22; The Hungry Mind, Minneapolis, October 11; Harry W.
It's not awful, but this dark carnival ride isn't a thriller either.