June 4, 2023

Younger punks, outdated New Wavers and goths of indeterminate age turned out of their best black for the return of Merciless World in Pasadena on Saturday, Might 20.

Followers packed the grounds of the Brookside on the Rose Bowl golf course early within the day to listen to a mixture of classic acts that both broke out within the late ‘70s and early ‘80s or youthful bands for whom that sound and magnificence is a main affect.

Within the former group you had bands corresponding to Berlin, which performed early hits corresponding to “The Metro” and “Take My Breath Away,” in addition to one-hit wonders just like the Vapors of “Turning Japanese” fame.

“OK, we’re going to play that music now,” introduced Trendy English singer Robbie Gray because the band kicked off its greatest hit, “I Soften With You” on a day sizzling sufficient to soften everybody in every single place abruptly.

Later within the day Merciless World had larger names on faucet together with Billy Idol, Iggy Pop, Love and Rockets, and Echo and the Bunnymen.

However the greatest draw was headliner Siouxsie of Souxsie and the Banshees taking part in solo now. Merciless World is just her sixth present anyplace since 2008 when she final appeared in america.

The thrill for her set was clear from the T-shirts on followers Saturday, a plurality of which featured her face and title.

Examine again for updates on the Merciless World Competition.