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.
3 weeks ago
😭😭😭We are saddened to say that Timber! Outdoor Music Festival 2020 is canceled.
While we need a party now more than ever, we are going to miss you this year. Be safe and take care of the people around you. We will be back in 2021 to celebrate music, the outdoors, and community. Be well.
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