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Posted: May 19th, 2003, by Simon Minter

MOGWAI: my first viewing of ’em, and i think i’ve missed out on their greatest gigs in the past. but when they got it together with their DYNAMICS and VOLUME it blew my hair off. unfortunately there were some slight meandering bits of their set which were kind of a letdown. but in general… woooo

SHIPS A’GOING DOWN: got the whole oxes/shellac thing off to a tee, all stop-start noise-quiet bits. they stopped just short of being too derivative; i just wish they’d looked a bit more enthusiastic on stage!

REYNOLDS: another first viewing for me, and waaaaggghhhh they rule. BUY THE ALBUM, anybody who reads this. it is beautiful and fantastic. why are reynolds not more famous?

PART CHIMP: my god you chimps, why are you so LOUD? but i’m not complaining. i enjoy having bleeding ears when it’s caused by such fantastic, abrasive, aggressive jesus lizard/six by seven magic. amazing.

SUNNYVALE NOISE SUB-ELEMENT: hold on, this is the band I’m in! er, they ROCKED, of course. but seriously; our recent london performance was tons o’fun.

SOUVARIS: are them what we played with at that london performance, and they were sublime and classy and spot-on. especially with a new song which was played last, ending with mike standing atop the bar, rockin’ it like proper rock stars should.

Simon Minter

Simon joined diskant after falling on his head from a great height. A diskant legend in his own lifetime Simon has risen up the ranks through a mixture of foolhardiness and wit. When not breaking musical barriers with top pop combo Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element or releasing records in preposterously exciting packaging he relaxes by looking like Steve Albini.


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