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These Are Powers (2.29.08)

July 28, 2008

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These Are Powers at Great Scott, Boston @ Great Scott Big, fat PA systems can make all the difference in a These Are Powers show. Though their ecstatic, tribal art-punk attack would probably be no more at home than at a paint-splattered warehouse with blown-out speakers borrowed from a friend of a friend of the […]

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club (7.1.08)

July 28, 2008

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Sitting on the edge of the stage with his head between his knees, Munly began the opening monologue to the Nick Cave zombie-Christ revival “Jesus Is In My Body,” his first starring role of the night. It's a chilling, two-minute Jonathan Edwards-style prophesy over a droning guitar and foggy bass line, maddeningly overacted like Dennis Hopper in Apocalypse Now or Tom Waits' Renfield in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Later in the set, Munly took a break mid-song to look up to Jesus with two crooked middle fingers: “You see, sir, very time Slim and I have sinned, we've had to take account,” he said. “You said you'd come back down to us but you never did come back. That's a lie, and a lie is a sin.” He spit it over the crowd with defiant glee — it's campy and hokey and highly dependent on a healthy suspension of disbelief, but it's a chilling moment for anyone on board.