Lesbian T-Shirt ::: from the band’s Facebook
What does this headline mean and does it scare you? It probably does. Mushrooms get a bad wrap from people in some social circles. “What? Why would you eat fungus? I don’t eat Blue Cheese, that’s mold.” Yeah, but it’s delicious and it won’t kill you. That’s why you should eat it. Don’t tell me the “texture is creepy” or that it is “beneath me to ingest something so befouled.” You look human to me. As a human being it is your duty, to do as many things as “humanly” possible in this life. Call me life coach.
We’ve already established that you’re Mycophobic (fear of mushrooms, amateur). I’m willing to bet money that you have an irrational fear of those who troll social networking sites and befriend anyone that has the term “Lesbian” on their page. Add me, Lesbians. *wink* So why venture to the Josephine to check out ear-splintering “metal” on a Friday night? Were you in the studio when the Beatles wrote Sgt. Peppers? Were you at Lesbian’s practice space when they wrote Fungal Abyss? It’s kind of the same thing, right? Not really. There’s something I must tell you:
The Fungal Abyss has never been performed for the living. Only spirits that break on through to the other side haunt the practice spaces of metal bands have heard this masterpiece. This may never be performed again. If this does not create a sense of urgency, Lesbian is also selling limited edition t-shirts and posters. Gentleman, way to use your marketing genius. Lesbian has been on tour recently, meaning that this might be your first chance in quite a while to see them live. Many of you have been longing for this day to come for ages. If you’ve never been to the Josephine, you are in for a treat. The sound that Lesbian creates is going to create havoc (and I mean that in the most lovely way) on the walls of the Josephine. The Richter scale may get some usage during their set.
I’m going to be upfront, Midday Veil remind me a bit of Heaven’s Gate. Yes, I am talking about the suicide cult. I’m not against suicide cults, but obviously due to my current status as “living tax payer,” I am not pro-suicide cult either. My point of view has more to do with the video for Asymptote II that is on their website than it does their sound. As far as their sound is concerned, it varies greatly. Jonestown arsenic in the kool-aid fuzz on one track. Atmospheric and minimal on the next. Acoustic and beautiful on the track after that. I like a band that has many faces. Who wants to listen to a band play the same song over and over again? Not me, unless that’s one good fucking song. I’m not into schoolyard crushes like I used to be. I don’t want to get my feelings hurt. I’m going to admire this band from afar and see if I should chase after them in the upcoming months. Maybe a romantic evening in the future? We’ll see. This is good stuff.
I’m trying to get into This Blinding Light but I think I’m too sober. They aren’t bad, I just can’t get a good feel for them via the internet. They do have a song which reminds of Fu Manchu only much simpler and slower. The other stuff, atmospheric and fuzzed out. Two central themes in this evening bill, “atmospheric” and “fuzz.”
The show starts at 8:30pm on Friday night at the Josephine. Seriously, the show starts at 8:30pm.