The lifespan of
a local band is often quite short. The
have beaten the odds in an ever changing local music scene
by surviving 10 years together as Austin's premiere, or
maybe only, "slop punk" band.
This Friday they're throwing their 10th
that is the correct spelling for this special event) party
at the Mohawk and celebrating "a decade of daring to be
stupid." They've put together a packed lineup of local
talent including several of my favorites (The Pons,
La Snacks, and
BOY), plenty of
complementary beverages, and a photo booth to document your
possible drunken antics. The party starts early with doors
opening at 6pm and music kicking off at 7:30pm. If you have
the stamina to stay to the end, you'll be subjected to ...
uh, I mean, get to experience the 1985 greatness of The Midgetmen playing all the songs from Weird Al Yankovic's
Dare To Be Stupid. Last year I had my first "Anniversorry"
experience, and it was a blast. I highly recommend kicking
off your weekend at the Mohawk.
You've got to love The Midgetmen because they actually dare
to have fun when they play - no moping or gazing at their
shoes here. They're also sincere supporters of Austin music
and invite a bunch of their friends and favorite local bands
to join them. 10 cheers for 10 years - thanks Marc, Jon,
Justin, and Alex for sticking around.
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