Mudhoney is apparently a great reason to get yourself out of the house and shove someone very hard, and repeatedly at that. Their recent show at Neumos served to showcase a band and its loyal fans who refuse to mellow over the years. The angry knot at the front of the stage seethed, whether songs like “Who You Drivin’ Now?” were being given the furious run-down or more dirge-like songs such as the set lead-off “Mudride” were filling the room with sonic sludge. The band performed tracks from all points in their career, the newest tracks (“Chardonnay,” “The Only Son of the Widow From Nain,”) blending in seamlessly, Mudhoney being one of the few bands who have maintained a similar sound throughout their career for the better. Don’t fix what ain’t broke. Mark Arm performed in his usual manner, especially when he set his guitars down and grabbed the mic; his moves are reminiscent of Iggy Pop, but with a personal twist. Arm stomped and flailed and threw his body around the stage, gesticulating here and there as Steve Turner churned out his awesome, singular guitar licks. Turner, as the crowd kept yelling, is a god. Drummer Dan Peters and bassist Guy Madison rounded things out. Mudhoney should be the state band or at least designated as a state treasure.
The Tom Price Desert Classic performed their own grungey music, and who better to blast it out than Tom Price (Monkeywrench, Gas Huffer, U-Men) himself? His pedigree precedes him, and screw Parkinson’s Disease, he can play. Martin Bland (Bloodloss) took care of the drums as the band played a set of spacy garage tunes and a light show projected using ink and two overheads with fans (think ’60’s psychedelia) blobbed and morphed on a screen behind them.
The Fucking Eagles identify themselves as a band that plays “third world party music,” which supposedly means a poor man’s version of Southern Culture on the Skids. There were a few issues with timing, but the band was fun enough.
The amazing thing: It seemed that everyone survived the multiple stage dives (although one guy may have landed on his head). Mosh away, Seattle, because Mudhoney is still going strong.
Tonight! Artist Home has chong the nomad giving a tutorial on making beats, a live performance by Tomo Nakayama. A screen printing tutorial by The Vera Project and even how to make flutes out of carrots from our friends at Honkfest West!
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Word to the wise. Follow our pal Andrew Joslyn and the Passenger String Quartet's Instagram page @andrewjoslynmusic.
He's giving sneak previews of his symphonic work on network TV commercials and pop songs. Every student of violin and cello should be following his page. But so should you. You have heard Andrew and his writing on Grammy winning hits by Macklemore and Kesha.
...and his work with folks like Ethan Anderson to save the music industry locally and globally with the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs is something to watch.
Or don't follow him and life will be a little less colorful and inspiring, but sometimes you don't notice how good life can be without good art and good friends.
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If you love music and want to make a difference, Please support our friend Andrew D.B. Joslyn and this important cause. #DistrictAdvocateI’m excited to be joining the @recordingacademy in an effort to push critical legislation to help music creators around the country get the support and financial assistance we so desperately need to stay afloat. I’m leading a couple of meetings with Senator Maria Cantwell and my state representative Pramila Jayapal - and looking forward to joining with my fellow musicians, industry professionals and educators on doing our part to preserve our industry during Covid-19. #districtadvocate ... See MoreSee Less
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