Patterson’s intimidating Ace- photo by Jeffrey Dupuis
Monsters of Folk, the supergroup consisting of My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Conor Oberst, M. Ward and Mike Mogis, celebrated Halloween in MMJ’s hometown at Louisville, KY’s Louisville Palace. The group played its standard mix of Monsters of Folk originals and individual member solo cuts, before taking a twenty-minute break near the end of the night. The musicians then returned in full KISS costumes and makeup for covers for the glam-rock band’s “Detroit Rock City” and ‘“Rock and Roll All Nite” (James had the honor of dressing as Gene Simmons). The musicians played while surrounded by a small army of dancing monsters and other creatures, finishing the night with a handful of their own songs. Meanwhile, over in New Orleans at the Voodoo Music Festival, the Drive-By Truckers Patterson Hood, offered his own nod to classic KISS by performing in Ace Frehley’s signature makeup.