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gig took place at the perpetually crowded, yet always friendly Ship Pub, where punks and Goths rub shoulders with slightly out of place and worried looking older looking patrons who eye the small stage wearily. It was a humid evening but the atmosphere was as light as ever. After a slightly late start, and epic sound check the support, who's name I never did dicover, began the night's shenanigans. Tonight was officially their last gig, and they played without a setlist, the singer Nick deciding the songs to perform as they went along. It was inoffensive punk in the traditional style, happy and moderately paced, with the occasional foray into ska territory and the odd brooding number, such as the ominously named Mystery Song. The band kept it together most of the time, though I noticed some bits going out of time towards the middle. The vocals were definitely the passion behind the band, delivered with conviction and always note perfect. The rest of the band seemed to be happy to let the singer lead by example and force of charisma. They did a great job at working the crowd up and I think they will be missed.lf the band decides to resurrect itself, fans of groups such as NOFX are recommended to give them a listen .6/10Next, after a rather massive interval came the black shirted, balaclava clad Miss Nicaragua. Disregarding a sound check the band immediately tore into their first song, apparently about themselves. They packed a much heavier sound than the previous band, merging detuned hardcore breakdowns with disjointed rhythmic rests, the occasional punk riff, and a vocalist who alternated between rapping, shouting, and offering to have sex with the audience. With such wonderfully abusive lyrics such as "Kick your arse like motherfucking Theresa" and a song about "Two fucking arseholes", the band charmed the crowd. The quality of the musicianship was also excellent, barring one song where the singer apologized
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for "fucking up the beginning", in between swigs of beer.At the end of the set scattered calls for an encore came from the crowd, but alas none came, as the balaclavas came off and the band disappeared back into the people they had just entertained. Fans of Skindred are recommended to check them out, as well as anyone who appreciates humour, or something a little different to what you usually hear, I hope someone gives these guys a record deal. 8/ 10
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