Sonic Reducers | The Devil You Say?

Idiots claim Astroworld was demonic — and we have something to say about that.

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Just when you thought people couldn’t get any weirder, stupider and more awful: Conspiracy theorists online are claiming that last week’s Astroworld concert tragedy was the work of (sigh) Satan.

Various idiots on social media claim that the stage, which looked like a cross, opened a “portal to hell.” Others say Travis Scott was performing a “blood sacrifice” and claim the festival was “demonic.” Ridiculous? Of course. But it’s hardly the first time folks have claimed Satan is somehow in league with music. On today’s episode of Sonic Reducers, Eric Alper and I will try to comprehend these absurd theories, dig deeper into the relationship between the devil and rock, and wonder why rappers and hip-hoppers don’t seem so preoccupied with Lucifer. Sonic Reducers. One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.