Wednesday, August 28, 2019

2019: August 27th - Pigface Reunion Tour!

Martin Atkins is taking Pigface out on the road! According to what I've been reading surrounding the announcement of this tour, it's been 15 years since the rotating line-up insanity that is Pigface toured; that both surprises me and does not. Surprises me, as when I trace fifteen years into the past it's not quite as far back as it feels like it should be (when did the tide line from subtracting 15 from the current date push up to almost the mid-00s?). Fails to surprise me when you consider Atkins - who I'm a fan of - stop beating the dead horse for all it's worth? Well, in the case of this recent tour, which you can read more about on Brooklyn Vegan HERE, the line-up is fantastic, and I'm definitely considering attending an eventual LA stop. That said, if there's one thing we all of us in this generation of music fans know, you can't go home again, so maybe I might just let this one slide by without thinking twice. We'll see how I feel when a venue is announced and tickets go on sale.

I saw Pigface in 1994 for Notes From the Underground, and it's hard to imagine placing another show atop that one in my memory. Three drummers - Danny Carey (yes, that Danny Carey), Atkins, and the Sugar Cubes Sigtryggur Balduron, plus Genesis P-Orridge, Charles Levi, Dirk Flanigan, En Esch, Lesley Rankine, Mary Byker, Chris Connelly, and who knows how many others. It's really hard to imagine even coming close to the magic that night. But maybe it's not about competing with that. I'd be more concerned that after all this time and the probable malaise that has set in, a subpar experience. I don't know, we'll see. I'm always overly skeptical about reunions; there have been fantastic ones, to be sure. But there have also been shite ones.



And another book I read comes to and end. Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera's Black Science has been one hell of a ride. My recent initiative to re-read this one from the beginning stalled, but I'm hoping to get back on that this weekend. Don't want to read the finale until I've dug back through the entire series. There's sure to be many points of confluence/closure with what has come before.

And if City at War isn't hot enough already, issue 97 will most likely up the stakes exponentially as we near the conclusion of the first one hundred issues of the best reboot I've ever seen.


Dead Milkmen Appreciation Week continues with another more recent track, Big Words Make the Baby Jesus Cry, from the 2012 EP with the same name. As usual, fantastic social mockery from the Milkmen.


Playlist from 8/26:

Jeffrey Alan Jones - Most Beautiful Island
Frank Black and the Catholics - Eponymous
Moderat - II
The Ocean - Rhyacian: Untimely Meditations (2017 Version EP)
The Ocean - Precambrian
Sunn 0))) - Flight of the Behemoth


No card or spread today.

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