Performing their only concert outside of the Pacific Northwest in 2018, the legendary Seattle grunge band Mudhoney headlined Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, October 13, 2018 in support of their newest album, Digital Garbage. The quartet were joined by Philadelphia, PA’s Pissed Jeans (who Mudhoney also performed with in New York City on September 4, 2010), and local band The Art Gray Noizz Quintet, which features Stu Spasm of Lubricated Goat, Crunt, and The Beasts of Bourbon who is also the eponymous Art Gray, along with Bloody Rich Hutchins, Skeleton Boy, along with two additional musicians accompanying the quartet on saxophone and trombone starting with the second song of their set.
Pissed Jeans were last in Brooklyn in June for the 10th annual Northside festival and for their set on Saturday night, they relied heavily on their excellent 2017 record, Why Love Now? performing songs such as “Love Without Emotion,” “(Won’t Tell You) My Sign,” “The Bar Is Low” (which was dedicated to the headliners and their Sub Pop Records label mates), and “Ignorecam.” Pissed Jeans frontman Matt Korvette stated that their visuals were sports bloopers that they licensed for $500 and the audience got to see missed free thows, points scored accidentally for opponents, and other mishaps while they played their raucous songs. In between each song, the opening riff for Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way” played on a loop and also as the band exited the stage after performing “False Jesii Part 2,” from their 2009 album King of Jeans. Korvette rated Mudhoney a generous three Kravitzs up.
Mudhoney (Mark Arm, Steve Turner, Guy Maddison, and Dan Peters) took the stage about 10:20PM and included songs from their lengthy catalog such as “You Got It,” “Suck You Dry,” “Touch Me I’m Sick,” “Oh Yeah,” which the audience seem to love (to my right, a couple near me danced throughout their entire set). The influential band also performed a four song encore that included “Who You Drivin’ Now”, ” Here Comes Sickness,” and “Hate The Police” before the show ended a quarter to midnight.