by Contributor at Citysearch, March 01, 2004
Come to the land of the Pharaohs for the latest and greatest in popular music.
The 2,000-capacity Egyptian Room has played host to bands like Powerman 5000, Gwar, Anthrax, Fear Factory, Insane Clown Posse and other midsize acts. Located in the same building as the larger Murat Theater, the Egyptian Room is a large narrow room reminiscent of a high school gymnasium. Predictably, Ancient Egypt is the theme here, complete with huge columns and archaeological knickknacks. There are no seats to impede the mosh pits. The venue is all-ages but there is a bar for patrons over 21; just get a wristband from one of the security guards. The neighboring Murat Theater has hosted Oasis, Counting Crows, Sarah McLachlan and local boy John Mellencamp.
Like an Ancient Egyptian prom gone horribly wrong.