Preview: Mutating Meltdown w. Wet Hair, Black Diamond, & Parade in the Old Country Sky

Wet Hair

Austin’s Mutating Meltdown roll into Iowa City this evening for a quick burst of a Sunday show. MM rocks key parts that slide somewhere between This Year’s Model surf-aping and the skronktastic stabs that cut through the pop sheen of early Eno, bolstered by beach-bum-approved bass burbles and detached art-rock chants and mantras. The Austin trio is going to have a few copies of the third (and final?) print of a 7″ off M’Lady on this tour, so if you’re thirstin’ for the bombs these three are droppin, the only way to get this is to be there…or be square.

Also on hand for this show are Iowa City DIY-Gods Wet Hair who (from all reliable reports) KILLED it on Monday with Woods and Dungen. If you don’t know Wet Hair’s m.o. yet, where you been?

Black Diamond and Parade in the Old Country are also on the bill. And a special note from our esteemed host, Shawn Reed, “bring donations for the touring band, show will be quick with short sets so show up on time.” Got that, kids? Good.

Wet Hair - Machete

Who: Mutating Meltdown w. Wet Hair, Black Diamond, Parade in the Old Country
Where: W/L (warehouse near Public Access TV studios just off Benton)
When: Tonight (8.16), 9:30
Cover: Suggested donation of $5 to keep our Austin friends gassed-up.

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