Tiger Army Howls At the Moon for the 12th Annual Octoberflame

Tiger Army Howls At the Moon for the 12th Annual Octoberflame

- By Ramon Gonzales

The Psychobilly stalwarts led a diverse line-up of Twin Temple and punk legends T.S.O.L. for the sold out All Hallow's Eve in Hollywood. 


Psychobilly punk platoon Tiger Army held court at the iconic Hollywood Palladium for the 12th installment of their annual Halloween-themed engagement, Octoberflame. 

The seasonal tradition brought out a capacity crowd to scream into the night as the stage featured a varied mesh of genre pillars and generational crossover. 

Complimenting the aesthetic of the evening, Satanic doo-wop duo Twin Temple sent fans swooning with a set of scintillating rock 'N roll soul. Fresh off the release of their incendiary 2023 full length, God Is Dead, the husband and wife team of Alexandra and Zachary James toed a fine line between Roy Orbison and Anton LaVey. 

Punk outliers T.S.O.L. kicked of the evening's festivities with a charged set that touted staples like "Sounds of Laughter", "Superficial Love" and "Code Blue". Contradicting the cliche of LA's less than punctual crowd, the punk legends rallied the punctual crowd early and served well in setting a celebratory tone for the night. 

Culminating with Tiger Army's headlining set, the band skillfully covered more than two decades of essentials, from the 1999 self-titled debut to the band's most recent studio full length, Retrofuture

Among the highlights of the set include an anthemic version of "FTW" that sent the sent the floor into a tailspin as pit whipped into a torrent as fans raised their fists and joined in the three-letter call. 

The nocturnal call of "Never Die" also landed well, serving as the perfect soundtrack for the theme of the evening. Complimenting the ominous feel of the night, Tiger Army took on a country classic with "Ghost Riders In The Sky" that began their finale with a bit of theatric flair. 

Closing out with "Under Saturn's Shadow" from Tiger Army IIPower of Moonlite, the trio asserted their enduring muscle and staying power as genre gamechangers. 

Check the gallery of images from the 12th annual Octoberflame from Maurice Nunez below. 



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