It was the perfect night of rock and roll as The Cult with special guest Spirit Animal rocked the stage at The Paramount in Huntington, New York.

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Spirit Animal have been riding a wave of serious momentum coming off of major tours this year supporting Dorothy and Theory of a Deadman.  Now, they’ve taken that next step sharing the stage with the legends in The Cult.  The music was moving and grooving as fans of The Cult definitely have taking a liking to Spirit Animal.  Spirit Animal is the kind of band that one listens to and can’t help but be infected by their grooves and by their catchy hooks and arrangements.  Based on their live performance, Spirit Animal is definitely hear to stay and will become a groovy pandemic on the rock scene.  The Cult rocked the house as well.

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One of the most underrated bands in classic/hard rock history The Cult took the stage.  I have wondered how criminally underrated that they are as there is power in each instrument that they play and every note that they execute in their arrangements.  I must say that Billy Duffy absolutely rips on the guitar, it’s a wonder that he’s not considered in the Mount Rushmore of guitar gods because he just rips the guitar into shreds every time he busts into a solo or a major power chord riff.  Legendary frontman Ian Astbury sings with so much soul that it sounds like it’s a war between angels and demons every time he belts out a note.  John Tempesta and Grant Fitzpatrick set the pace in the rhythm section, while Damon Fox provides the straw to stir The Cult concoction on keyboards.  The crowd belted it out through tracks such as “Sun King”, “Wild Flower” and “Automatic Blues”.  The crowd lit up during “Sweet Soul Sister”, and they closed out the 90 minute set with classics “Rain” and “She Sells Sanctuary”.

The Cult closed out the “A Sonic Temple” tour on December 14th, but fans can follow The Cult at the following locations:

  • Photo Credit:  Crios Photography

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