- The Cult and Primal Scream
- When: Friday, November 20, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Hollywood Palladium
- General-admission standing
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- $25 for one G-Pass (up to $61.10 value) [limited number of tickets available at this price]
- $30 for one G-Pass (up to $61.10 value) [limited number of tickets available at this price]
- $35 for one G-Pass (up to $61.10 value)
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- The Cult leader: singer Ian Astbury, who channels the moody mysticism and raw vocalizations of Jim Morrison so well that he actually fronted The Doors during their 21st Century tour
- The followers: a mass of fans with tastes as diverse as The Cult’s sound
- The sound: a seamless blend of goth-tinged post-punk (“She Sells Sanctuary”), topped with the heavy-metal thunder and Zeppelin-like feats of Billy Duffy’s guitar (“Fire Woman”)
- Proof of Ian Astuby’s stage charisma: The Cult recently landed on Rolling Stone’s list of the 20 Best Things at Coachella’s Second Weekend with a performance so commanding, they were crowned “Best Messiahs”
- What Bobby Gillespie was doing when he founded Primal Scream: drumming for the Jesus and Mary Chain
- Similarities between the sounds of the two bands: they both use drums. Other than that, not many.
- The Primal Scream sound: jittery pop, ’70s rock, dance-rock fusion, techno, bluesy Stones-esque rockers—take your pick
- “Trainspotting”: their contribution to the film Trainspotting
- Check out: Screamadelica, the 1991 album that, according to AllMusic.com, “brought acid house, techno, and rave culture crashing into the British mainstream—an impact that rivaled that of Nirvana’s Nevermind”