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Mindless Self Indulgence

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If there’s a band I’ve gotta say I love to see in concert, it’s Mindless Self Indulgence. They are a crude, irreverent, hyperactive, offensive, awesome electro-punk band from New York. I’ve seen Mindless Self Indulgence in concert 4 times now, and they put on one of the best live shows I’ve seen - mainly because their energy is always on “super high.”

Last night we saw them at the Showbox in Seattle, and I have to admit I almost didn’t go to the concert. I had a crappy day, I was tired and sick, but I forced myself to go. Erik and I sat in the bar with Amber who came down from Bellingham, had some drinks and waited for the show to start. The opening band was a local act called Schoolyard Heroes - and I didn’t really think they were “all that.” The lead singer as a tiny little emo-looking girl with what seemed was an amazing voice, if only the band took advantage of her talent. She was very friendly, after the show, Amber and I talked with her for a bit at the merch table.

The opening band with whom Mindless was actually touring was a band called Kill Hannah from Chicago. They rocked. I was surprised, I thought they’d be lame and emo but I thought they were awesome. Erik bought their CD and I’d have bought a T-Shirt if I’d thought to bring any cash with me.

And then, of course, Mindless Self Indulgence. The moment they hit the stage it was like the place was electrified with energy. I can’t even explain how awesome they are in concert, but I will say that every time I’ve seen Mindless Self Indulgence live, it takes me back to being 15 and going to see live shows for the first time. That magic, that excitement, that “gotta dance, gotta move, headbanging and high-fiving my friends” feeling comes right back. I couldn’t stop grinning like a moron all last night.

Rock on.

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