The Undoing Tour
November 8th, 2016
The Lookout Lounge
What a crazy night. Not only would half a billion people be casting their vote in the 2016 Presidential Election, but Tim Skold would be making his Omaha debut. With the way this election was running, I needed a good old fashioned rock show to lighten my mood and so did the rest of Omaha.
Alt-industrial rockers and Kansas City natives Razorwire Halo would be opening tonight’s set. Tonight would be my second time seeing the band, this first being last year when they opened for The Dreaming when the band’s tour took them through Kansas City. Visually, RWH put on a great show. The band have mastered the use of projected images to enhance the overall experience of their live show. The really cool aspect is that those images are projected on a sheer curtain that hangs in front of the band. It’s a very cool effect to see in a live concert atmosphere.
Tonight’s show would also be a reunion or sorts for me. While I’d missed seeing Skold perform with Marilyn Manson, and MDFMK, I had seen him previously with KMFDM. It was more of an accident, than a planned concert. Novemebr 8th, 1997 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 19 years is a long time to wait but I’m thankful for the opportunity to see this amazing musician again.
I’ve been a fan of Skold’s music for the past two decades. Whether it was as full fledged member of a band, producing albums, or one of his numerous remixes, Skold’s music is some that embodies what I love about the industrial/metal genre. I highly recommend checking out his work with Combichrist, Motionless In White, and The Birthday Massacre.
The crowd, while small, was far from subdued. The Lookout Lounge is the perfect size for an intimate show, and Skold’s choice of music for his set was full of the tracks that had everyone bouncing. It was great to see so many people seeing along to each of his tracks.
While the majority of his set’s original music was comprised of tracks from his most recent release, Skold is well aware that some of his fans first discovered his music during his time writing and touring with KMFDM, and Marilyn Manson. I never had that chance to see Skold perform with Marilyn Manson, so it was a treat to hear his covers of Gloria Jones’ Tainted Love and Depeche Mode’s Personal Jesus as done by Marilyn Manson with a Skold grinding twist.
Overall, this man is one of the most underrated musicians in the world. Seeing him on stage, backed by a drummer and keyboardist, help to secure the fact that this man is a brilliant musician who utilizes his creativity and passion to deliver a spectacular live show.
Triumph Of The Will
The Oldest Profession
I Will Not Forget
Wake Up And Die
Error 404 (Skold vs. KMFDM)
Tainted Love (Gloria Jones)
Better The Devil
Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode)