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The Spectacle - Learned Helplessness


What a fitting name, because The Spectacle from Denton is exactly that. Armed with a stage set out of Pink Floyd’s The Wall, they provide what is often lacking in local music - a cohesive show. Madman vocalist “The Scandal” bounced all over the club while waving their red flag and eventually coaxing a hearty response from the standoffish crowd. With armbands bearing their logo, the rest of the band pounded away on material that can be best described as hardcore metal with a severe twist of left wing anarchist thought. Their new album will arrive early next year. Look for them to be inciting a riot at a club near you. (D.J. Ivie)