It was an unusual night Sunday night, September 27, and not entirely due to the total eclipse of the moon. Trees in Deep Ellum was the host of an out of the ordinary show on that night, with the headlining band listed as Mac Sabbath. Not quite sure what to expect, the large crowd waiting to see this band seemed even more unsure when Frank Sinatra’s voice was heard through the speakers. But when the song from the past reached the lyrics “But where are the clowns? Send in the clowns. Don’t bother they’re here.”, a look of understanding crossed everyone’s face just as the curtains opened to Ronald Osbourne, Slayer MacCheeze, Grimalice, and the Catburglar, who make up the California based band Mac Sabbath.
These guys are the self-proclaimed founders of “Drive – Thru Metal”. Some of the hilarious covers of Black Sabbath songs played by this band are “Frying Pan” (“Iron Man”), “Pair a Buns” (“Paranoid”) “Cherries Are Fruits” (“Fairies Wear Boots”), “Sweet Beef” (“Sweet Leaf”), and “Never Say Diet” (“Never Say Die). One of the highlights of the night was “Frying Pan”, with Ronald flipping hamburgers over flames. Overall, the stage, the props, the costumes, as well as the antics, were over the top, definitely making this an entertaining night to be talked about and remembered.