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John Maus w/ Gary War

John Maus w/ Gary War
Tuesday, August 15
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
$14/ $12 for members
All Ages / Standing


Third album ‘We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves’ breaks new ground for Maus. The shirt pulling and air punching of his impassioned live performance is finally captured in all its frenzied appeal alongside a tender inner space. After stretching muscles with opener “Streetlight”, arpeggiators bubble up to new levels with “Quantum Leap”, a song full of dead zones, glancing slaps and oscillating solos.

“Heart to heart, mind to mind, we are the ones who seem to travel through time,” intones Maus resolutely through the mist. John’s lyrics are as likely to touch upon themes of Cronenberg gore just as much as the musings of Jacques Rancière. It’s this no-brow approach that makes things interesting, casting Maus as a savant and allowing his music to startle us in ways whereby we open up to the unimaginable.