Photo by Emily Korn

CMJ 2012 favorites Savages returned to New York on Monday night for the first of two shows with all their steely intensity and theatrical precision intact. Frontwoman Jehnny Beth delivered her dark, penetrating lyrics amidst billows of fog and flashes of light, plunging the audience into the band’s stark, unforgiving world. Industrial pop act No Bra opened the show. All photos by Emily Korn.

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