For Those Who’d Still Like to Rawk

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.

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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.

MP3: Moi? – "The Bitch and the Bull"

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.

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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.

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