The melodic skate punk band Mute was playing at the Cafe Chaos in downtown Montreal last Friday with other local punk bands Dutch Nuggets, the Matchup, and Daily Grind. Take a look at the gallery here.
I decided I would refrain from turning this post into a rant about the current sorry state of punk rock, so I’ll only say this: Mute is an awesome band to see live and their brand of technical, metal-infused melodic punk, for which they have no equal, is better appreciated in this way, and preferably from the middle of a large, sweaty mosh pit. So go see them if you can.
I’m not sure what to think of the fact that they were celebrating their 15th anniversary in the smallest possible venue available in the city. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the small bar atmosphere a lot; laid-back bands playing in front of friends, other bands and die hard fans while everyone’s drinking and carousing. It’s great! But I don’t know, maybe it’s just that I’d want the most talented punk band in Quebec to have a larger following, so they’d keep putting out great records like Thunderblast.
Anyway, here’s a quick gallery of their fine gig, with a few shots of Dutch Nuggets thrown in the mix.