Mike Watt Unearths his Missingmen in Lengthy Seaside: SoCal punk mainstay Mike Watt is easiest identified for his paintings with the Minutemen and fIREHOSE, and afterward with the reformed Stooges. He’s additionally a member of Flipper at the moment, however nonetheless unearths time for his personal initiatives such because the Missingmen. Hoop Prison, Spoon Benders, and Human Musik additionally play.
We wrote if Watt again in 2017 and mentioned that the Missingmen’s identify is a connection with the truth that, at one early Secondmen gig, neither of Watt’s different two bandmates was once in a position to seem and he needed to to find fill-ins: Tom Watson and Raul Morales. Watt, by no means one to take a leisure, has numerous different initiatives at the move, too.
“There are 3 varieties of initiatives,” he mentioned. “Those the place you inform other people what to do — write the tune and inform them tips on how to play it. Then there are those the place you sign up for a band and are instructed what to do, comparable to J. Mascis & the Fog, or The Stooges. After which there are the collaborations. They’re all other and so they’re all adventures. Another way, what’s the purpose?”
Mike Watt Unearths his Missingmen in Lengthy Seaside: The development takes position at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 24 at Alex’s Bar.