Staff Pick: Danzig

Chris DeVille, Columbus Alive

There are plenty of reasons to dump on post-Black Album Metallica, but give their 1998 compilation Garage Inc. credit for introducing me (and presumably other incoming high school freshmen) to Thin Lizzy, Nick Cave, Bob Seger's "Turn the Page" and The Misfits, whose "Die Die My Darling" got the Hetfield-ah treatment.

Fifteen years later, you can waste your time with some ridiculous counterfeit version of The Misfits that continues to tour, or you can check out frontman Glenn Danzig, the man behind all those great songs in the first place.

I'm no Danzig superfan, but I know enough to know his show Wednesday at the Newport will be like Halloween and Christmas come early on the same day. If you want to find hell with him, he can show you what it's like.

Newport Music Hall

7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14

1722 N. High St., Campus