Joanna Gruesome and Perfect Pussy
This was a bit of a double headliner for me. I’ve seen Joanna Gruesome before. They’re pretty decent live. I’d also heard that Perfect Pussy were great live. So it seemed like a good ticket. Unfortunately, the gig was back at the Dome where last week I was disappointed with the sound for the Hookworms.
Kicking the evening off was a band called USA Nails. They played a decent enough set.
As with last week’s gig, the sound wasn’t great. Not sure what it is about this place. I think the problem might be with standing at the front. The Dome’s room is quite wide and there’s no photographer’s pit. So if you’re at the front, you’re actually behind the two sets of speakers at each side of the stage. So the only getting the bass and the sound from the band’s amps.
So the evening was more an enjoyment of performance. Both JG and PP put on good live shows. So all wasn’t lost. It was great to see two confident bands and they even shared vocalists, with each singer singing one song during the other band’s set. Really nice to see. JG performance was up to the standard I’d expect from them. But I was also impressed by Perfect Pussy’s performance. The lead singer doesn’t look like somebody full of punk energy and aggression. In fact when she was standing at the side of the stage waiting to go on during JG’s set, she looked the kind of quiet girl you’d take home to meet your parents. But on stage she burst into life screaming each song giving an energetic punk performance. No short changing the audience here.