Thursday, December 17, 2009
Mika Miko @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2009
(I know it's been more than a month since Fun Fun Fun Fest ended. I am trying to rap up my coverage this week.)
As much as it really, really sucks that Mika Miko are breaking up, at least they are leaving the musical world at the top of their game. Not only was their set and playing tight as fuck, it was just plain fun. And that's saying something for me, who usually can't get into the live shows of bands that I haven't really listened to. It was raining, but that had no effect on either the crowd or band. It was all snotty, bratty, youth girl punk that made me release I've spent to much time listening to Animal Collective and not enjoying stuff like. Both Victor Fandgore and Jet Blanca call-and-response singing was spot on, especially Fandgore's, who even wore a Misfits T-Shirt in (hopefully) honor of Danzig's upcoming performance. The band mildly taunted the crowed to get more excited for because "this might be the last time you see us, or maybe the first time". This of course led to more moshing and stage diving, along with crowd surfing with a skateboard and by No Age drummer Dean Allen Spunt. Yes, it truly sucks the band is breaking up, but for that brief moment you got to her "Sex Jazz" and Blanca's saxophone one last, it suddenly was that bad. Then the show ended and you remembered how much it sucks.