JJ’s Bohemia will be the epicenter of a white hot snarling ball of hardcore music this weekend.
On Friday, JJ’s presents the triple threat of Stonecutter, Hatestomp and Mudsex.
Making the arduous trip from Utah to Our Fair City, Stonecutter brings the grunge. Few bands are as adept at staying on message as Hatestomp, whose hardcore philosophy of “Stomp What You Hate” is good advice (although it becomes a little iffy if what you hate is dog poo.)
Mudsex…ah, Mudsex. The reviewers in San Francisco might not care too much for them, but we love ‘em back home and any band that can crank out a record in a few hours for $100 is pretty damn cool.
On Saturday, JJ’s plays host to Pink Mexico, currently on tour promoting their latest album, Fool: eleven tracks of high energy, post-punk with a dash of Brian Wilson and a bit of early to mid-nineties alt rock. The combination is surprisingly effective: ass-kicking but melodic, the synthesis of styles is deftly done.
Brought to you courtesy of Burger Records and JJ’s Bohemia, Pink Mexico is that new old sound you’ve been looking for.