|Curtiss A and the Sex Rays|
With Sex Rays, Buildings, BNLX, the Mighty Mofos, Gay Witch Abortion, and Bethany Larson and the Bees Knees
CC Club, Minneapolis
Saturday, December 7, 2013
It was hard to tell at first, but that dark spot on Billy Batson's forehead was blood. It was hard to tell, too, just how it got there. Most likely Batson, the singer for Minneapolis punk legends the Mighty Mofos, had accidentally hit himself with his microphone -- although it may as well have been his comb, which he pulled out repeatedly to coif his slicked-back gray hair. Either way, within a few minutes the blood was running down Batson's face in thick, red streams. And he never missed a beat.
On a night that was all about rock 'n' roll as the CC Club hosted a weekend of concerts for the first time in, well, a very long time, this moment may have been the most rock 'n' roll. And it couldn't have been more appropriate that it came from a band that frequented the Uptown bar back in its heyday of the 1980s.
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