Posted in music | pictures on June 11, 2009

photos by Leia Jospe

The Mummies

"Rarely has a band been so well matched to a venue as it was Wednesday night when The Mummies took over Southpaw. The club's considerable investment in rock 'n' roll--walls papered in album jackets, vintage tuck-and-roll sparkle naugahyde Plush and Kustom amplifiers behind the bar, a basement bunker bar that once housed a crackhead who occasionally raised enough green to enjoy the company of a lady friend at the most inopportune times--was quickly trumped by the trash talking, trash rocking Mummies who had the audience flinging plastic cups of beer at them before stagehands even got the curtain fully open.

In between standing on, bench pressing and dry humping his Vox Continental organ, singer Trent Ruane tore down his bandmates with some classic mumbled gripes as they remembered/learned some songs on stage: "Yeah, alright, I remember my first beer, too." "C'mon, I got a plane to catch." "Refer to your manual!" One yahoo clawed himself up out of the scrum in front of the stage to crowd surf again and again. A full beer hit a spotlight and exploded into mist. Old timers like Eric Davidson and Mick Collins, singers for the New Bomb Turks and the Dirtbombs, respectively, nodded their approval in the back." [NY press]

The Mummies rose from the dead and conquored Maxwell's on Tuesday, and Southpaw in Brooklyn last night (6/10). More pictures from that last show, below...

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Comments (15)

looks rad!!! nice shots leia.

Posted by THE CULTURE OF ME | June 11, 2009 5:42 PM

Must have a great Mummies show. Now thats some organ dancing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2009 6:48 PM

This show set the barometer pretty high for everyone I will see from now on. Holy Mummies!

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2009 7:57 PM

man. and i had to give up my ticket due to work. fuck. i hope they come back

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2009 8:34 PM

this show was so fucking incredible.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2009 9:38 PM

some of the best photos i've seen on this site. great job!

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2009 10:21 PM

The MEHmmies.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2009 10:48 PM

Best photos, because they are the best damn party band of all time

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2009 12:28 AM

Best show so far this year. They made most bands 20 years younger look lame.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2009 1:35 AM

"The MEHmmies" you're recycling old material now, huh?

Comedy gold my friend, comedy gold.

But really, a lame joke shouldn't be used on the KINGS OF BUDGET ROCK.

Save that for MEHavves.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2009 6:48 AM

The show was just bananas.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2009 8:28 AM

That's a Farfisa Combo Compact, not a Vox Continental.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2009 10:18 AM

Amazing night.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2009 1:12 AM

Oh man those photos are phenomenal!!!! I was lucky enough to see them last year in Hoboken & i hope I can see them again. Thanks again for the photos, they made my day!

Billy

Posted by Teenage Shutdown! | December 11, 2010 1:14 PM

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