The Mae Shi/Abe Vigoda @ Barden’s Boudoir, TONIGHT.

abe vigoda

In East London tonight? Got no plans? Go grab a ticket on the door for this little beauty….

What? The Mae Shi were the first band I saw at SXSW and very nearly the best. Raw punk energy, playful electro tinged power pop tunes with shouty sing-along vocals aplenty. They even covered the crowd in a parachute and came underneath to perform. They’re from L.A. but unsigned over there and signed to Moshi Moshi in the UK. Power to Moshi Moshi! For Fans Of: And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Future Of The Left, Titus Andronicus.

Abe Vigoda are also from L.A. and this is a double bill rather than a classic headliner/support format. These guys I’m less familiar with but they’ve signed to king of indie labels at the moment, Bella Union and in their words: “ABE VIGODA is the new LA punk secret weapon. Coming from a shattered and splattered background of No Wave, Pop, Darkness, and Hope, ABE VIGODA brings forth an entirely new sound that is both temptingly beautiful and melodically and tropical.” For Fans Of: Captain Beefheart, My Bloody Valentine, Here We Go Magic.

When? TONIGHT, May 12th.

Where? Barden’s Boudoir, Dalston.

How Much? £7

Tickets? ON THE DOOR

mp3: The Mae Shi – Lamb & Lion

mp3: Abe Vigoda – Bear Face

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