As the clock counted toward midnight on New Year’s Eve at Exit/In, The Protomen and Makeup and Vanity Set hauled a coffin onstage to properly send 2016 to hell. Out-stepped K.I.L.R.O.Y. — the robot-masked alter-ego of local DJ Spice-J — who proceeded to stab balloons spelling “2016” with a bowie knife, toss their remains into the coffin, and let The Dead Deads process it through the venue and onto The Rock Block outside.
It was a fitting end to a hellish year. Here’s to 2017 being leagues better than 2016.