Venus Twins, Bosco Mujo, Threesome, Bug Fight @ The Broadway

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Venus Twins at The Broadway 10/19/21 (photo by Kate Hoos)

 

Venus Twins (yes the name is literal, they are in fact identical twins, Jake and Matt Derting, drummer and bassist respectively) are a band I discovered near the end of 2019 when I was working sound for one of their gigs at Cobra Club. I had been totally unfamiliar with them at the start of the night but became a firm fan by the end of my shift. A two piece bass and drums noise band that sounds like Death From Above 1979 and Hella had a baby?! SIGN ME RIGHT UP! Soon after that, I had the good fortune to play a few shows with them in the band I was in at the time, right before the world shut down. In the ensuing months of the Covid landscape, the band returned to their home state of Texas (Denton to be exact) so I wasn’t sure if or when I’d be seeing them again.

 

Flash forward to the waning days of 2021 and I was STOKED to see that they had announced they’d be on tour and coming back through Brooklyn. As if that wasn’t enough, I saw BoscoMujo was also on the bill (who I also discovered through working at Cobra Club) so I was completely sold and made sure I had the night off work. BoscoMujo is a complete all out frenzy on stage. Picture Sabbath meets noise meets punk and you’ll have a good idea of what one of their shows is like. It was so good to see these guys in action again and they did not disappoint. Venus Twins absolutely shredded and I was so happy to see them again as well as to hear the new stuff they are working on for their upcoming full length. After the show Matt gave me some details on it and what to expect:

 

We wanted to keep a non-traditional song writing form (like our first record) where nothing really repeats for most part when we started writing, but somewhere along the way we started stretching everything slowly. We wrote this entirely off of jams we did, and if we tripped the [fuck] out while jamming we made that the part! But we really got into reading during quarantine, and started doing lyrics together and just came up with lots of weird shit that had to do with different stories of our past or BS we’ve had to go through together. The lyric writing is pretty personal and close to us both.

 

I loved their 2020 release Eat Your Dogs and had been already very much anticipating what they have coming next. And now after this show and my conversation with Matt, I am doubly so and can’t wait to hear the album.

 

As for the rest of the show, rounding out the bill were openers Threesome, a darkwave synth group that sounded like they had just stepped out of a video game in 1984 (I mean in that in a good way) and high concept art rock noise band Bug Fight who closed the show. They had the dual distinction of being the first noise band I’ve ever seen with a banjo (with a pedal board bigger than my guitar own setup) and the first band I’ve seen hold an insect birth on stage as part of their show. I unfortunately couldn’t stay for all of their set but did enjoy what I heard, the distinct tones of a banjo running through a lot of effects is definitely something I can dig and would like to hear more of.

 

I’m for sure glad I decided to skip work for this one. Once a punk kid always trying to get to the good shows, always a punk kid trying to get to the good shows no matter what.

 

Scroll down to see pics of the show (photos by Kate Hoos)

 

 

THREESOME

Threesome performing

Threesome performing

Threesome performing

Threesome performing

Threesome performing

Threesome performing

Threesome performing

 

 

 

BOSCOMUJO

BoscoMujo performing

BoscoMujo performing

BoscoMujo performing

BoscoMujo performing

BoscoMujo performing

BoscoMujo performing

BoscoMujo performing

BoscoMujo performing

BoscoMujo performing

BoscoMujo performing

BoscoMujo performing

BoscoMujo performing

BoscoMujo performing

BoscoMujo performing

BoscoMujo performing

BoscoMujo performing

BoscoMujo performing

BoscoMujo performing

 

 

VENUS TWINS

Venus Twins performing

Venus Twins performing

Venus Twins performing

Venus Twins performing

Venus Twins performing

Venus Twins performing

Venus Twins performing

Venus Twins performing

Venus Twins performing

Venus Twins performing

Venus Twins performing

Venus Twins performing

Venus Twins performing

Venus Twins performing

Venus Twins performing

Venus Twins performing

 

 

BUG FIGHT

Bug Fight performing

Bug Fight performing

Bug Fight performing

Bug Fight performing

Bug Fight performing

Bug Fight performing

Bug Fight performing

Bug Fight performing

Bug Fight performing

Bug Fight performing

Bug Fight performing