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Current Music: Ty Segall- The Man Man
I just saw The Men, Ukiah Drag and another band that I forget the name of. It didn't list them originally on the bill for the show so at first I thought there was only going to be two bands. This band played punky power pop. They reminded me a bit of one of the bands that opened for Pangea, Zip-Tie Handcuffs but not quite as loud. The last song they played was a cover of Modern English's I Melt With You. Next up were Boston's own Ukiah Drag. Their sound was more psych and rock n roll than punk. I had never heard or seen them before but someone in the crowd told me that they reminded him of The Black Angels. I was thinking that if they sound like The Black Angels they must be good but those are hard shoes to fill. They weren't nearly as good as The Black Angels but they were good enough. Now it was The Men's turn to blow the crowd away. That they did. They came out in front of a neon sign that said "Tomorrow's Hits" that was shaped like the cover of their new album of that name. I heard some people say that some of their more recent stuff is too "proggy" or "post punk" sounding. I say even though some of the songs are kinda long for punk standards, I'd still call them punk. They do play fast, loud and dirty. Of course most of the songs they played were from that new album but they did play a mix of songs off of each album. Before the show I was talking to one of The Men's bandmembers and I told him that I love the new song Pearly Gates because it kinda reminds me of Thee Oh Sees. Since it was loud in the club he misheard me and thought I said BOC as in Blue Oyster Cult. So he thought I was talking about them. I didn't even know they were still around until I looked them up and saw that some sort of incarnation of BOC is still touring.
The Men's setlist
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