Thigh Master

Mad Scene, Scupper

Wed, March 8, 2017

8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Thigh Master
‘Early Times’ LP out now through Coolin’ By Sound (AU/NZ) & Bruit Direct Disques (Rest of World)
Mad Scene
The Mad Scene included Hamish Kilgour (of New Zealand’s The Clean) on guitar/vocals, Lisa Siegel on guitar/vocals, and, eventually, former Go-Betweens bassist Robert Vickers. The Mad Scene debuted in 1992 with the 7″ Falling Over, Spilling Over EP.
Like the millennial squishing of dumb rock into diamonds that eventually adorn dames’ fingers, it’s the geezers – intimate with dreams crushed by the hard knox of indifference – who’re truly capable of squeezing out acerbic pop gems that burn hot. They know. Back when the earth was young, SCUPPER’S Mike Janson licked gold encrusted sushi bowls with the darlings of alt rock supremacy during his time with Lynnfield Pioneers. They issued two weirdly great long players on Matador in the mid 90s, only to have their ruins smote upon the mountainside of pop culture refuse before the first iPod was invented. But like Gandalf before him, a reconstituted Janson alighted in his bedroom during the calendar year of 2014 to deliver seven inches of home demos that Still Single’s Doug Mosurock called the “best thing I’ve heard of its kind since discovering the Connections records last year…” No less an aficionado of such things as Aging Baldini at Fuckin’ Record Reviews hailed Janson as “the Carole King of basement power bomp.” Janson’s since fleshed out his new blood vision with bassist Andrew Shumway (defected from the Jersey City suburban basement Lizzy/Priest smoke out collective ÄSS, where he traded ümlauty riffs with WFMU’s Brian Turner and former Crucifucks drummer Steve Shelley) and drummer Richard Amari, who brings a level of combustible professionalism with which indie rockers are too often unfamiliar. Together, they’re as sharp and tight as a giant burning orb stuffed inside the velvet balcony at Radio City.
SCUPPER have a new seven inch due in early 2016 on NYC’s ever/never (OBNOX, BALLROOM, RICHARD PAPIERCUTS, et al), after a brief but successful flirtation with Paul Bruno’s Unblinking Ear. As has been asked elsewhere, how can you not be in love with these times when pop diamonds like these are spilling over into the streets? Also, they are not prog.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
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