Rock concerts are pretty much all the same. The singer is dead center, the drummer’s in the back, and everybody else stands off to the side. The aim is to play your instruments more or less competently and with a little pizzaz—you know, maybe a couple spins, fist pumps, a guitar raised to the heavens, some deadpan chit-chat, stuff like that. Some bands need a little more pizzaz than others because, well, they kind of suck. One of those bands is GWAR, which will showcase its fantastically boorish and musically suspect live show tonight at The Rave/Eagles Club. Before then, The A.V. Club takes a look at the ragtag bunch of Scumdogs and three other bands you need to see live even if you hate their music.
3. Marilyn Manson
4. Blue Man Group