Pop Cesspool has an appropriate to-the-point item on last night’s show at the Black Cat. After seeing the Ex and Getatchew Mekuria co-mingle punk, post-punk, Space Is the Place, free jazz clarinet skronk, and ecstatic semi-funk, there just isn’t much to report back to your pals other than superlatives: top-five best show of all time, awesome, oh-my-God, etc.
A few quick notes: The sound actually was amazing. And I was moved to actually buy their collab album….
And hipster a-holes will talk through anything. When the Ex left the stage for a Mekuria slow turn, you could hear plenty of chatter in the back. I thought: They will probably never see this man perform again. He is a legend. And yet people are still talking. Two women huddled behind me staring deep into a cellphone. Their faces lit by the cell’s glow. Lame.