mike watt

PHOTOBOOTH: MIKE WATT & THE MISSINGMEN LIVE @ ONCE BALLROOM SOMERVILLE, MA 10-11-19
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Mike Watt & the Missingmen LIVE @Once Ballroom Somerville, MA 10-11-19
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Mike Watt, the Pedro man with the bass in his hand has nothing left to prove. He’s shown himself a musical man in the very sense of the word ever since the Minutemen and has been a formidable presence, with collaborations with everyone from Nels Cline, Kira Roessler, Iggy Pop, and Todd Congelliere. The man has had a career of making music, both as personal expression and as part of a greater whole. He has seen and been through so...

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019
MIKE WATT: DICK WATT TOUR 2019
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”arrrrrrgghh, wouldn’t you now it be international talk like a pirate day when me + my missingmen be shoving off for moe’s alley in santa cruz, ca to kick this ‘dick watt tour 2019’ off w/a gig there tonight? aye, it be.” Thus begins and ends Mike Watt’s announcement on his Instagram page that they’re going on tour. Grammatical mistake and all. This is good news… the part about them being on tour. I’ve been doing band interviews on and off since 2008, without...

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Wednesday, 09 October 2019
Vinyl Vlog 300
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Mike Watt Contemplating the Engine Room All artists are defined by one piece: the one thing that defines their work the best, has the most appeal, or has made the greatest impact. Few bands are lucky enough to have their One Work actually be good. But “luck” isn’t something that comes to mind when thinking of Mike Watt. Contemplating the Engine Room is Mike Watt’s One Work. The man has had an incredible history and is beloved by many. He’s...

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Friday, 19 January 2018
Vinyl Vlog 193
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Mike Watt Ball-Hog or Tugboat? The juggernaut that is Mike Watt hasn’t always been the unstoppable force we know him as now. The death of his best friend and Minutemen comrade D. Boon made him a broken man, pondering what was next for him. On the documentary We Jam Econo, Watt chokes up when he thinks about D. Boon’s death. “That was a tough day for Watt,” he says. Mike Watt has certainly come a long way since his debut...

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016
From the GC Archives: In Search of Mike Watt
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In Search of Mike Watt. By Ollie Ottoman Photos by Steve Garcia. Originally conducted on May 1st, 2009 @ The Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA It’s been said before, I’m sure, but Mike Watt needs no introduction. If the name doesn’t sound familiar to you, a quick search on Wikipedia will change your perspective on that name. The important thing to me on May 1st was that I was going to meet Mike Watt and talk with him briefly about his...

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Wednesday, 05 October 2016