Sascha Konietzko from KMFDM

KMFDM Destroys the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco

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KMFDM came to town last night and brought their iconic brand of Industrial Rock to a crowd full of screaming fans that have loyally followed this band for almost three decades now. The band that began in 1984 has consistently released an album followed with a tour year after year.

KMFDM at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco
Lucia Cifarelli of KMFDM at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco

Keeping true to their legacy of interacting directly with their fans, leading up to the performance Sascha and his crew auctioned off a canvas back-drop from the 2005 Hau Ruck tour, which included the original artwork signed by members of the band. It was a rare treat indeed for the lucky fan who won it, and a great way to start the festivities.

They hit the stage right on time at 9:30 p.m. and ran through a set that included some old but mostly new songs from their impressive fifty releases.

For those not familiar with the band the letters stand for “no pity for the majority” and not “Kill Motherfuckin’ Depeche Mode,” which is a misbelief by many. Sascha Konietzko, founded the group in 1984 as a performance art project, and it is now credited by many as being the band that brought Industrial Rock to a mainstream audience.

Check out some of our best selections from the electrifying event below and tag us on Instagram (#musicinsf) if you made it to the show! And while you’re here, be sure to read our Q&A with Sascha.

Photos courtesy of Louis Raphael

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An avid drummer whose discography includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After many years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.

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