Mac Sabbath / Photo by Fally Afani

No matter how prepared you think you are for a Mac Sabbath show, you’re never really prepared enough. This band was weird as hell. But we’re the ones who signed up for a McDonald’s themed Black Sabbath Cover band, so we only have ourselves to blame.

Mac Sabbath / Photo by Fally Afani

The maniacal meat peddlers rolled through the Granada for their “More Than Meats The Eye” tour on Saturday night. Like the title of their tour, the band was full of groan-worthy puns. Singer Ronald Osbourne, along with Slayer MacCheeze, Grimalice, and Catburglar, terrorized the audience with metal and meat massacres, as well as some assaults on the English language in general. The crowd, of course, ate it up (pun intended) and enjoyed Ronald Osbourne’s nonstop onslaught of mystery liquid from ketchup and mustard bottles.

The Cybertronic Spree / Photo by Fally Afani

They were joined by The Cybertronic Spree, a band sporting impressive Transformers getups who blasted through one 80’s power ballad after another (seriously, their costumes were a work of art). This made them a fan favorite, due to the fun sing-along nature from the Canadian rockers. Playboy Manbaby opened the show with plenty of early internet references and tom-foolery (good house show energy).

Playboy Manbaby / Photo by Fally Afani

The night was part of 1313 Mockingbird’s Halloween-themed party (thus, the costumed bands). There were vendors selling horror concoctions, a horror-themed photo booth, and general merriment amongst nerdom. No one throws a party quite like 1313 Mockingbird (a local toy store seated right across the street from The Granada), and they’ve made sure that 2023 is the year fans of cosplay get to come together and be their true selves.

Photos from the night below.



Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more.

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