Ministry’s industrial grind, Tuesday night at the Granada (photos, setlist)

Ministry

Ministry
The Granada
Tuesday, November 19

The long-running industrial rock act Ministry frequently finds its way to the Kansas City and Lawrence area, where its performances are noted for their intensity and verve. But last night’s show— an off date from the band’s current gig opening for Slayer’s farewell tour—saw the band particularly fired up, particularly for a Tuesday performance that started at 9 p.m.

Ministry

As chopped and distorted footage of Donald Trump, the KKK, and other hate groups played on a massive screen behind the stage, Ministry planted its flag on the side of antifa and the resistance. “He lies,” frontman Al Jourgensen screamed.

Ministry

The band played its most recent album, 2018’s AmeriKKKant, top-to-bottom, ending with a selection of classic tracks like “Stigmata” and “Thieves.” Jourgensen might’ve been preaching to the converted, but he was no less righteous in his passion and anger.

Ministry

Ministry

 

ASMO

Openers ASMO made the trek into Lawrence from Kansas City, bringing with it a set replete with costume changes and a light show frenetic enough to leave me reeling with discomfort. The band’s dark metal is theatrical and intense. This was a headline-level performance, and the crowd responded appropriately during ASMO’s 45-minute set.

ASMO

ASMO

ASMO

Ministry setlist
I Know Words
Twilight Zone
Victims of a Clown
TV5/4Chan
We’re Tired of It
Wargasm
Antifa
Game Over
AmeriKKKa
The Missing
Deity
Stigmata
Just One Fix
N.W.O.
Thieves

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