TONIGHT AT THE SMELL: MIKKI & THE MAUSES TOUR KICK OFF + ALBUM RELEASE
Led by former Mean Reds frontman—as well as Dan Monick’s DJ partner and all-round inscrutable visionary Anthony Anzalone, Mikki and the Mauses, celebrate the release of the debut album The Problem with Male Sexuality at The Smell tonight, a show that also serves as a kick off for their West Coast tour with Moment Trigger, Deracine.
The seven songs on The Problem With Male Sexuality—released digitally and as a VHS (includes MP3 download card) alternate between furred-over lo-fi noise-punk a la GSL and 31G and cheerful but cracked pop songs like Sparks and Devo.
Why VHS? “Because I’m a dick,” says Anzalone when we called him up and surprised him by asking a bunch of questions. “There is something romantic about finding new uses for essentially trash. And I understand not being wanted.”
Mikki and the Mauses West Coast tour with Moment Trigger, Deracine:
09/10/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell
09/12/09 – Oakland, CA @ Apgar
09/13/09 – Oakland, CA @ Terminal
09/14/09 – Portland, OR @ Twilight Cafe & Bar
09/15/09 – Seattle, WA @ The Bit Saloon
09/16/09 – Santa Rosa, CA @ New Collage Space
09/18/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bixel House
09/19/09 – San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
09/20/09 – Tucson, AZ @ The Dry River
09/22/09 – Palm Springs, CA @ J’Dees
09/26/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Women