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by on Oct 3, 2013

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You know how everyone’s sort of into/okay with being associated with riot grrrl right now and tons of female fronted bands are being called descendants of riot grrrls when they’re clearly not? Whatever is going on there, Mannequin Pussy is the opposite of that.

The Brooklyn trio, who describe themselves as “childhood pals turned degenerates,” hews closer in spirit to riot grrl than most—and yes, part of the reason I’m making that call is cuz front lady Marisa is, um, a lady—but Mannequin Pussy is for the most part a straight up punk band without any overtly political agenda. Though their upcoming release Gypsy Pervert has songs running the gamut from tortured twee (“My Baby (Axe Me Nice”) to alt-rock jams outs (“Meatslave 2″), I like Mannequin Pussy best when they go super-duper aggro, as on the devastating “Clue Juice.” I love desperate relationship meltdown songs and this is a particularly good one. Marisa’s take-no-prisoners vocals are refreshing in their lack utter lack of irony. Unlike many California bands I could mention but won’t, Mannequin Pussy see no need to defuse their attack with a wink and a smile. When Marisa screams, “if that’s the way you want it, well that’s the way it is,” there’s no fooling around. She fucking means it.

But wait, not finished yet! You too can have your face shredded off by Mannequin Pussy as they’re going on an East Coast tour starting today! See the dates below, follow them on Facebook & Twitter for continual updates, and don’t miss your chance to check out this rad group.

 

THU 10/3: BRATTLEBORO VT TOUR KICKOFF @ Stone Church w/ Free Pizza, the Final Frontiers
FRI 10/4: BOSTON @ JP Drive-In w/ Free Pizza, Secret Lover
SAT 10/5: MIDDLETOWN, CT @ Wesleyan University
SUN 10/6: NYC TOUR KICKOFF @ Death By Audio
MON 10/7: PHILLY @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ PUSHUPS
TUE 10/8: BALTIMORE @ The Sidebar w/ Sinnin’ Man, Big Christ
WED 10/9: DC or VIRGINIA BEACH, VA or CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
THU 10/10: HARRISONBURG, VA
FRI 10/11: CHARLOTTE, NC @ World Famous Milestone Club
SAT 10/12: ATLANTA, GA @ 529 w/ CARNIVORES
SUN 10/13: GAINESVILLE, FL @ Display w/ Waylon Thorton
MON 10/14: ST AUGGY @ Shanghai Nobby’s
TUE 10/15: BIRMINGHAM//DECATUR//MONTEVALLO AL
WED 10/16: NEW ORLEANS @ Saturn Bar w/ King Louie’s Missing Monuments
THU 10/17: HOUSTON, TX
FRI 10/18: MCALLEN, TX @ Thirsty Monkey Mcallen
SAT 10/19: AUSTIN, TX @ Hotel Vegas w/ Guantanamo Baywatch 
MON 10/21: HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS @ Low Key Arts
TUE 10/22: OXFORD, MS
WED 10/23: MEMPHIS, TN
THU 10/24: NASHVILLE @ Dino’s w/ Beef Oven, Study Hall 
FRI 10/25: BOWLING GREEN, KY @ Rocky’s
SAT 10/26: DETROIT
SUN 10/27: CLEVELAND @ Pat’s in the Flats w/ Smooth Brain
MON 10/28: PITTSBURGH
TUE 10/29: TRAVEL//REST DAY!! 
WED 10/30: NEW HAVEN, CT @ Cafe Nine w/ Gabba Ghouls, TBA
THU 10/31: NYC HALLOWEEN @ The Flat w/ Punks on Mars, Gabba Ghouls 

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