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[POSTPONED/CANCELLED: April 8, 2020] Tropical Fuck Storm / Des Demonas

indexI saw Tropical Fuck Storm open for Modest Mouse a few years ago and their live show was fantastic.  Being an opening act on a large stage wasn’t the best fit for them and I really wanted to see them at a smaller venue.

It would be even better if they were headlining.

So here was a headlining tour of a small place.  Perfect!

Their new album Braindrops is an amazing mix of chaos and catchiness and I really wanted to see them now knowing all of their songs.

I had never heard of Des Demonas, but listening briefly on Spotify, I dig their short, simple, abrasive punk pop.  Lead singer Jacky Cougar Abok has a delivery like early Nick Cave and their bio is fascinating.

Jacky Cougar Abok is the six-foot-five-inch tall Kenyan punk singer who has drummed with Thee Lolitas and Foul Swoops. Guitarist Mark Cisneros has bent strings with Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds, Deathfix, and Medications and pounded the traps for The Make-Up and Benjy Ferree, the latter alongside organist Paul Vivari. Joe Halladay (Citygoats) on bass and Ryan Hicks (Suns Of Guns) on drums round out this squared circle of sight and sound.

I hope they both come back soon.

UPDATE: On August 5th, I received a refund, meaning this show is officially cancelled.  But I’m sure they’ll come back.



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