Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Capable Of Typing, Still Smiling

Verily vaguely outlined earlier, my B-I-L (need nickname, too much typing, bbbllppfft!) went to the Mighty Mighty BossToneS show at First Ave in Minneapolis on Saturday, and had a helluva good time. Since I haven't seen a club show in a bit, I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to mosh pit with my walker, and that it would be loud, and that everyone would want to go on my lawn. NOT TO WORRY.

I didn't go into the pit. I would have died.

It was very loud, but after my eardrums were probed, perforated, and punctured, say, 4 or 5 minutes, it was quite pleasant.

My lawn has been dead for two weeks. Oh, except weeds.

The first band was Bomb The Music Industry.
They have a ton of music at their pay-what-you-can website, and while I haven't downloaded anything yet, I have listened to quite a bit, and I like 'em, kinda raw, more punk than skate-punk/ska-punk. They had real good energy, but like a lot of down-ticket bands, the sound setup was not at all done for their benefit, and although you could make out the occasional chord and word, and like I said, online, I dig 'em, the show was rough.

The opening band, We Are The Union, from Detroit, jesus I LOVE that name. These are guys to watch out for - they are hitting First Ave again in November, timing sucks for me but I'd see them again, happily. Fun, fast, pissed, (much better sound doesn't hurt anything, either), met the lead guitar/singer after the show, I know it was after-show promotion shake-and-bake but he seemed really cool.

MMB headlined, band from my younger days, before I discovered the music of my age group, Montovanni, Zombie Karen Carpenter, John "Pimp-hand" Tesh.
Nothing else to be said. Fantastic. BLAST. Whilst deciding that I didn't want to spend the remainder of my life at the bottom of the pit, I did bounce around like a maniac for the better part of a long-ass time, singing along (hopefully on key, because eardrums), woot-ing, just awesome. 

I have to point out that all three drummers, all three bands - must have to eat 114,000 calories per day while on tour, but that's okay, because they get the chicks, and as Spinal Tap demonstrates, a drummer's life is on the edge, man.

A lot of great shows coming up, my S-I-L's S.O. is an Ani DiFranco fan and going to see her, Brian Jonestown Massacre, NoFX, Bob Mould, Henry Rollins, and I'm in no financial condition to see them, although I will have to find a way for NoFX, never seen them live and I heard they suck live. 

*I had video, before Blogger decided that it won't host anything of any size that doesn't have a fucking Vevo advertisement at the beginning. I digress.


  1. That picture? That was about where are group was for the Figgs/Soul Asylum show.

    Zombie, of course, was one of the little dots down in front of the stage, only stopping back to top off my drink and otherwise annoying the youngs down on the floor. "cantcha keep up with an old fart like me? Sorry about spilling your drink, bit it's the pit, dude"

    1. Carry the flag, brutha.

      "Why, back in my day any show without a body count had no pit. Now get paleo his rheumatis' medicine..."

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