Concert Review: Perfect Pussy + more at First Unitarian Church

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Perfect Pussy @ First Unitarian Church, August 28

by Carolyn Haynes

On Thursday August 28, The Love of Everything, Potty Mouth, Perfect Pussy, and Joanna Gruesome played a show full of raw, dominating sound. The four bands from Western Massachusetts, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cardiff, and England played their third night of tour at the First Unitarian Church. The opener, Joan of Arc’s Bobby Burg began his set as The Love of Everything with a mix of catchy, lo-fi punk, dream pop. A solo act, Burg presented an interesting and inviting segue between the slow crawl of show goers filtering in and the high energy acts that were to follow. With a technical malfunction quickly overcome in the beginning of their set and a few minor timing issues, Potty Mouth played their way through fan classics (from Bad Bad, to Sun Damage, to Hell Bent) and a few new, well received songs.

With a new split coming out this fall on Slumberland/Captured Tracks/Fortuna Pop, Perfect Pussy and Joanna Gruesome made a great closing duo. Both bands had the audience screaming and thrashing along. In good taste, Alanna McArdle made an announcement before their set to have fun but don’t get out of hand. From the cheers that followed, the crowd happily obliged. As a swarm of sweaty, overheated show-goers heaved themselves up the stairs of the basement, the overall atmosphere was one of a Thursday night well spent.

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Maeve’s Fave Songs!

By Maeve Walker

A list of DJ Maeve Walker’s favorite songs ever. Yep, it’s really that simple.

One of These Days – Owen
At Home With Owen, 2006

Oh Messy Life – Cap’n Jazz
Analphabetapolotology, 1998

Tin Foil – Rainer Maria
Past Worn Searching, 1997

Two Headed Boy, Pt. 2 – Neutral Milk Hotel
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea – 1998

Bloodgiver – Bear Vs. Shark
Right Now, You’re In The Best of Hands…, 2003

Devil in a New Dress – Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasty, 2010

Sad – Algernon Cadwallader
Parrot Flies, 2011

Not Good Enough Gary – Spraynard
Funtitled, 2011

Doomsday Celebration – The Danger O’s
Nineteen Ninety Four, 2009

So-and-So – Joan of Arc
Boo Human, 2008