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Sceneroller, The Middle East (Cambridge), 2004, June 19 (Sat), The Bags (Lexington, Mass.), Scissorfight, Malachite (Boston)
About This Gig

From Absolut Metal:

The bill was Malachite, Scissorfight and The Bags. Around 9:30 at night, Malachite hits the stage. The band is all women except for a frontman that makes Fat Mike look ready for the anorexic ward. The first song was a little off (it was noted that this was a reunion show for them) but by the second song, they were hitting on all cylinders. They had this crazy AC/DC meets the Misfits with a swing down the camp highway by The Cramps thing going on. The songs featured chunky riffs and choruses that included the gem "I wanna take you to the cemetery!" The mountainous dude behind the mic had some crazy banter between screaming out the songs titles. They were great fun and the entire audience had smiles on their faces by the end of the set. It’s a shame they are no longer playing shows on a regular basis. I hope they use this gig as a launch to reform the band.

Scissorfight stormed the stage to excerpts from Deliverence, I think. Wherever it was from, it fitted their monster trucks, booze and guns mantra perfectly. The crowd was totally whipped into a frenzy at the first chord. I had a prime spot right in front of Jarvis, the bass player. He is nuts on bass, bashing out some crazy lines all finger style. Ironlung had it going on that night, spitting out the lyrical pearls of wisdom including "More of those pills. More of those pills. More, more, more, more, more!" with the sonic ferocity of a cat getting strangled.

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