Michale Graves performs at Asbury Convention Hall at Zombie Walk and Undead Festival
The last time Toms River resident Michale Graves performed on stage at the Asbury Park Convention Hall, he was the lead singer of the Misfits and as he recalls, it was somewhat of a personal nightmare in itself. Graves said in that show, he had a slight clothing malfunction of Janet Jackson proportion in front of a packed convention hall. “One of my biggest fears as a performer was one day my pants blowing open on stage and I would have those anxiety dreams that something terrible like that would happen, like you’re wearing your underwear in front of the class.” Graves reminisced about his last time on the Convention Hall stage “Right here at the convention center with the Misfits, I wore a pair of pants I don’t normally wear. Right in the middle of the set, my pants blew open!”
That was then, this is now. Graves performed as the headlining act Friday night in the annual Zombie Walk and Undead Festival at the Convention Hall and belted out a handful of his classics. Graves performed several songs he wrote for the movie Perkins’ 14 and a few he wrote earlier which had become Misfits hits, including “Crying on a Saturday Night” and “Dig up Her Bones”.
Though removed from the Misfits for 10 years, to this day, Graves is still compared regularly to the band’s original singer, Glenn Danzig, yet has been performing on the road with his own solo acoustic act when not performing for former Ramone’s drummer, Marky Ramone in Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg, a sort of Ramones tribute/cover band lately.
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