With this week’s sad news that Justin Hawkins had quit the Darkness (and the sadder news that the band was going to continue on without him), I know this leaves a glammy, hammy hole in many people’s hearts where the rawk used to be.
Fear not. Moi? can ease your pain. Fronted by former Double Dong & Wyld Lixx guitarist Royce Peterson, the band are more obviously tongue-in-cheek than the Darkness, but no less fun, melodic or over-the-top.
Every Moi? show is like a Behind the Music episode — glory, ego, hubris, overindulgence, bottoming out, and rebirth. One time I saw them, Royce battled drug addiction on-stage, singing a love song to a bottle of pills. There is usually some audience participation too, so if Royce comes into the crowd looking for a girl to dance with, don’t say I didn’t warn ya.
Moi? play a FREE show at Fontana’s tomorrow night (Oct. 14) and the rawking will commence at 11pm.
More MP3s and such can be found at the Moi? website.