Mike Mountain S/T

People also ask, why are dreams so weird when sick. The first one is runaway like hardcore speed oven stuffer, the transporting nostalgia of when Reatard’s live band just took the fuq off. Fuq off. In Mike Mountain style and surely this is a defined style – Webster Worthy – the second one, and my favorite “Acid At The Funeral”, is cooling off. Taking a skinny dip into Acushnet river in the early to mid 90s off a noise rock on Popes Island. Mumblejumble screaming behind the band’s turn right screwdriver rhythms and meet in the middle spasms. I could spend a half a day on those rocks with a smartphone and headphones trying to transcribe the lyrics and associated meanings. This was a well rehearsed crew that was in spiritual unison with Mark E and any number of knowing wiseperson frontpersons. Three “Trash Bed” and Four “Creepo Fiendo” settle back to the urgency of Number One before an aberrant misremembered & altogether rewarding go at Rebel Jew. Gateway bridge back to motifs of moments prior: the transformation of bean bag toss to Cornhole in thirty rich years of exploration and higher level mountaineering, thinking, and winking to Netflix climber, Dirtbag. Someone says that was awesome and it was and it’s over. Move right along or revisit as some wise folks do.

All Music by Meyer Brown*
All Lyrics by Michael Montagano*
Recorded 2015 by Clinton Lisboa at the Wamsutta Mills, New Bedford, MA.
*Track 5 originally by David Berman & Silver Jews.

Vocals: Michael Montagano
Guitar: Meyer Brown
Bass: Tyrell Pina
Drums: Christopher DeSouza

We’re Still Here!

Hope everyone is healthy and hanging in there. We wanted to let you know that we are still here and active.

With no new shows to book, play, or attend, we’ve shifted gears to a new medium: the Podcast!

Link is up at the top of the website and here. These have been great – one to two (sometimes longer!) hours of catching up with old pals, artists, and musicians. We try to cover formative experiences in music whenever possible along with what’s going on currently and in the future.

 

LOCAL EVENTS CALENDAR (JANUARY 2020)

KLYAM Recommended Happenings:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 2 – JESUS DRINKS FREE @  The Haven in Jamaica Plain. Free. 21+. 9 PM to 1 AM. The first Thursday night of every month, DJ Dan Shea and cohorts (this time: Nadav & Spnda) spin soul, r&b, country, and yes certainly Gospel, for believers and non-believers. Calling all lovers of old time music from the ’50s through the ’70s.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 4 – NICE GUYS, Minibeast, Service, Freaking @ Great Scott. 21+. RTT Presents. A strong night of punk ‘n noise.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 – KARAOKE @ The Lilypad – 10PM to 1AM. $5. Karaoke with Erica & Maria has now become an institution.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 – DOG, Children of the Flaming Wheel, and G. Gordon Gritty @ Deep Thoughts in Jamaica Plain. $5-10 sliding scale donation. All Ages. Noise behemoths and utter legends DOG make a come back to Boston! Children of the Flaming Wheel are coming off a FIRE performance at our recent Holiday Party at Dorchester Art Project. Yours truly and band will open the show & expect the unexpected.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 – Baby Baby, Thighs, Lane, Russ Waterhouse, Frigid – Banshee Den, Everett, MA. All Ages. A new, DIY spot in Everett? This is one to pique curiosity. And the line-up is just as weird as you’d expect.

WEIRD ENERGY HAS ARRIVED IN BOSTON

WEIRD ENERGY is
Wild, unkempt industrial chic
Haunted house roque
Shea likes alien voices and Grasscity
Trying to one up you with a vast, near academic knowledge of noise rock
Checks the box: will open for Lightning Bolt at Sinclair
This is like punching that Jimmy YouTube channel in the cheek
We’ve all been there, sometimes you just got to do it.