Murder City Devils Reunite, Play San Francisco
Since the Devils split (after a Halloween show in 2001) the band members have gone on to tour the world in various projects. Bassist Derek Fudesco was in Pretty Girls Make Graves (R.I.P.); guitarist Dann Galluci played with Modest Mouse for a bit and is in the more experimental Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death with Moody; and drummer Coady Willis (one of the best living drummers in rock 'n' roll) is in Big Business and the Melvins.
Reason I'm bringing all this up is after playing a reunion show in Seattle, the Murder City Devils are taking another tentative step back into the spotlight with a short West Coast tour in February. Their "Idle Hands" will be all over Great American Music Hall on Sunday, Feb. 15. Here's hoping they're a little more sober -- but just as crazy -- as that last time I saw the band. - Jennifer Maerz