The first show to start off the summer season was at United Bakery or simply the Bakery, in the Bywater on May 31st. Thou, local doom metal band, put on a rather intense set as an opener. They play a very heavy, sludgy style of doom. Bryan Funck’s vocals proved to be rather unique in metal and the [...]
06.03: Dummy Dumpster + Sports & Leisure + Glasgow – The Big Top
Anyone who has had the pleasure of witnessing the unbridled wackiness of Dummy Dumpster knows that the band’s absurdist exterior (vulgar, non sequitur subject matter against a tapestry of Germs-esque hardcore) thinly masks a bubbling talent for authenticity and a knack for genuinely engrossing songwriting that can only come from longevity. On Sunday, they meet up with two other bands from seemingly different corners of the New Orleans underground rock for the most eclectic lineup The Big Top’s Punk Rock Takeover matinee series has offered.
It was a year ago exactly that we featured Mike Schadwell’s glorious, sweaty body on the cover of ANTIGRAVITY. His band of many years and many incarnations, Dummy Dumpster, had just released their first 7” record, “Music for House Plants.” Skip ahead to now and they’ve taken their proto-punk funk, born in da Parish, from [...]
Dummy Dumpster performing at The Mushroom on April 13, 2012