This Sunday, April 22, Mustard Plug will stop by Nashville as part of their East Coast tour. However, instead of tapping into the rich Nashville ska scene for openers, the outfit has recruited punkards Left Alone, Stuck Lucky and Brunt of It. Although my familiarity with of these groups is fairly low, Brunt of It has already won me over by mentioning on their Facebook page that the most recent show involved “Nude dude GG Allin covers.” Seriously, who doesn’t like a little bit of shock rock from their openers?
Celebrating their 20th birthday (if ignoring the 2002-2007 split), Mustard Plug hit the road earlier this month for a three-month 20 Years of Beers tour. And yes, dear reader, this does sound uncannily similar to The Toasters, who swung by The Muse in January celebrating their 30th birthday. Sadly, both groups are also more or less shells of their former selves, with Robert Hingley being the only original member to survive The Toasters’ 48 different musicians and Mustard Plug boasting a meager two, synergy be damned.
Does this member volatility inhibit the musical skankability of the tunes? Probably. Will I ignore this fact, still go and have a great time? Abso-fucking-lutely.
Tickets can be purchased here, and check out Mustard Plug’s “Mr. Smiley” below.