A Mighty Mighty Mighty Weekend
Not only is The Mighty Mighty one of our favourite bars, what with its endearingly gauche fit out and entertainingly gauche barstaff and wot-not, but this weekend they host two very exciting (and very different!) gigs.
And then, on Saturday night (the 21st), at the starting time of 9pm is the avant-punk theatrics of Mr. Sterile Assembly, with Xenu and Thee Strapons.
Mestar (MySpace page here) are a national treasure and I love them a lot. Back in 2004 I kinda-reviewed their album Porcupine as well as a gig I saw them play. (Ahh those heady days of the Cross bar.) Shut The Squizwot Factories Down is out on Arch Hill and about it I recently found myself dashing-off a few excitable sentences to a friend:
the breathlessly twee vocals.. the gratuitously soft-loud-soft-loud dynamics of Nirvana.. the effortlessly catchy and irrepressible power-pop predilections of Teenage Fanclub.. the buzz and attention to sonic detail of prime My Bloody Valentine.. all combine to form a sum of parts which is everything you ever wanted in a modern pop record…
Here’s the press from Mr. Sterile:
Xenu: 2 piece bass/drums, math pop that brazenly lurchs into darker terrortories.. Mr Sterile Assembly: scronking cartoon characters with tooo much to say, in a post-Asian tour/pre-recording frenzy.. and Thee Strapons: Russ Meyer, with safety pin in his nose, and a G.G. Allin sneer, in the wildest go-go frenzy
Sounds fun, eh. Do yerself a favour and treat your ears.