Three generations of goth-adjacent artists -- The Cult, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Zola Jesus -- are on the road together as an appealing triple bill. The "We Own the Night" tour hit NYC on Wednesday (7/20) at The Rooftop at Pier 17. For an outdoor show during a heatwave, there was a lot of leather on stage. Photos from the night by Ryan Muir are in this post.
The Cult have a new album, Under the Midnight Sun, out this October, and they played recent single "Give Me Mercy" mid-set, but kept things mostly to classics like "Fire Woman," "Wild Flower," "She Sells Sanctuary," "Rain," and "Love Removal Machine." Ian Astbury remains a feisty, fiery frontman -- he jumped in the crowd at their DC show earlier in the week to break up a fight -- and chided the Pier 17 crowd at one point for not showing enough energy. He can still wail, too.