The weather is bleak, but we sat down with Dominique after she put her makeup on her cheek.
It becomes clear, with no maybes, that the lead singer of Stolen Babies is as infectious as rabies.
She looks as cute as a doll, but this girl can maul the microphone, enticing the moshers to brawl.
Normally, this can be a rarity, but this particular day provided more clarity that girls know vulgarity.
Shining on the stage were other girls with a rage, invading with parasitic sweetness like phage.
At a glance, they look innocent and cute, but they have brute and are not from the house of ill repute.
The singer of New Year's Day knows how to sway, controlling a corpse walking crowd like child's play.
She's like a den mother, ordering the crowd to bang into each other. They clamor for her and smother.
She's like a master puppeteer, commanding with words that are clear and easy to hear, a zombie seer.
The Halloween crowd is dressed in costume and screaming loud; moshers are known to get plowed.
Yep, angry moshers pick up their step for the headliner Otep, a girl who is far from being a prep.
There's a spiderweb shaved into her head to enhance the dread. Music gallops like a thoroughbred.
What can I say? I was sad to not see Evil J. There's now younger guys that play, but it's still risque.
Her video got banned from Youtube. What? Did they show a boob? Song's still cool as an ice cube.
No big surprise, but who are they to chastise? It's art, so decriminalize. Oh, there were other guys.
Lydia Can't Breathe made a few hearts seethe when the full moon came out of the sheathe.
What's Halloween without a moon? Why not act a buffoon and run around on stage like a loon?
It's hard to act like thugs when talking about jugs and offering up naked hugs. Do you smell drugs?
Smoke was in the air. Otep definitely seemed to care. Cigarettes out, or no show; they swear.
I was blessed to tour with her on the 2002 Ozzfest, but her music's progressed from that long ago quest.
Almost like bridging a genre gap, some of her lyrics are almost rap, but she's still metal, oh snap!
If it's been a while since you seen her show, you'll have to see it to know, but it's a new way to grow.
I suppose some are predisposed to go to shows at Harpo's, as it's a time honored tradition that goes
for bands coming into Detroit. Those with musical adroit know this is a classic place to exploit.
For more shows coming up at Harpo's, http://www.harposconcerttheatre.com. For Stolen Babies, http://stolenbabiestheband.com/; for Lydia Can't Breathe, http://www.lydiacantbreathe.com/; and for New Years Day, https://www.facebook.com/nydrock. For more on Otep, visit http://www.otepmerch.com.
The author of more than 100 books, Marisa Williams earned her Master's in Writing from the Johns Hopkins University. For more on Marisa, visit www.lulu.com/spotlight/thorisaz. For more articles by Marisa, visit http://www.examiner.com/tourism-in-detroit/marisa-williams.