MANNEQUIN PUSSY + LUST CATS OF THE GUTTERS (BURGER RECORDS) w/THE SAD CAMPERS + TWEENAGE CRISIS – OCTOBER 18 @ THIRSTY MONKEY

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This past April, I befriended Colleen Green and her touring bassist, Marisa, after a show they played that I helped put together at the Thirsty Monkey with my friend, Joey. The show happened on a warm evening, and the outdoor patio they played would cool with the occasional, steady breeze throughout the night. I remember how Colleen and Marisa’s hair would waft across their black wayfarers with each exhale of the wind. They were both so lax, possibly lit, playing through such a simple, yet wonderfully executed set of Green’s sweet, lo-fi pop gems. After the show, Marisa and I smoked, talked Jay Reatard, and briefly discussed the expansive 30 day plus tour Green had booked- entirely on her own-without the assistance of an agent, despite having already received some heavy buzz by all those evil taste-making industry sites.

While chatting, I learned that Marisa too leads an excellent, female fronted grunge punk band, Mannequin Pussy (pictured above), and maintains a DIY approach to cultivating her art. Her band, however, although similar in Green’s approach to maintaining a lo-fi recording aesthetic, leaps into a different sound with the spring of a much wilder animal, made apparent in their track, “Clue Juice”:

I began doing my ‘thing’ – which is basically scouring the depths of blogosphere (lol do people still say that word?) and found out much about MP. [EDIT] Since this was last published, Mannequin Pussy totally released their new album, Gypsy Pervert, for stream on bandcamp. It’s amazing. Stream our favorite track here:

MP has plotted a tour (totally on their own) this October with one of Burger Records’s latest and best new signees, Lust-Cats of the Gutters (Denver). In the initial process of researching Mannequin Pussy, though, I reached out to Marisa and kept up a consistent idea in the works, one that I’m excited to finally announce:

Mannequin Pussy + The Lust Cats of the Gutters have confirmed to play an all ages show in McAllen, on Friday, October 18th at Thirsty Monkey on their fall tour!

Lust-Cats of the Gutter:

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Stream  Lust-Cats of the Gutter Below:

I’m also very much pleased to have The Sad Campers down for this show. TSC are a three piece band from the upper Rio Grande Valley that applies the raw, feral energy of punk to a late 50s pop sensibility (ala Shannon & the Clams). Their performance is a raucous jaunt that has become a more poised, refined presentation of disarray with each show.  We don’t have any online jams by them, though we don’t doubt we’ll be hearing of some demo leaks in the not too distant future. Until then, look at these deceiving bodies:

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SHOW DETAILS:

BANDS:
THE LUST CATS OF THE GUTTERS
MANNEQUIN PUSSY
THE SAD CAMPERS
TWEENAGE CRISIS
VENUE:  THIRSTY MONKEY
AGES: ALL AGES
COST: $5
DOORS: 8PM
MUSIC: 8:30PM

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