Gian Perotti - Vocals/ Matt Nelson - Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals/ Mike Evans - Bass/ Scott Jensen - Drums, Organ
MUSE NEWS: Wow, that's all I can say about last week's Winter Battle of the Bands. The whole week was amazing and the finals was the strongest lineup we have ever had with Midwife Crisis, Palomino, Debi Graham Band, Tracy Hall and Allred. It was extremely close with only a few points between 1st and 3rd place but the winner was "Midwife Crisis", a crazy, dark indie dance-punk band who whipped the crowd into a dancing frenzy with their unique sound and onstage theatrics. I heard people calling them Boy George meets Radiohead, The Cure meets the Killers and even David Bowie meets The Sex Pistols (I agree most with the last comparison). No matter what the comparison you should really check these guys out if you get the chance. It was awesome to see all these bands and genres of music together on the same stage with a capacity crowd of mixed fans all supporting our great music scene. If you weren't there you missed out on one of Muse's greatest nights ever!
House of Leaf and Lime: Midwife Crisis was a short-lived but conceptually taut and very engaging act that could have climbed charts and saved lives were it not for the mal-alligned stars. Iím not sure if the whole Christian motif thing was ironic or not but it certainly made folks turn heads and shake legs.
Spock With a Beard: Last night I went to one of the best shows I've been to this year: Midwife Crisis. I saw their first show on Halloween and it was kind of forgettable. I don't know what happened between then and now but Gian's voice is great and his presence is playful and magnetic. This was at the Battle of the Bands and Midwife Crisis won, much to my voter satisfaction. I wish I had some music to post--especially the opening which is kind of this funeral/gospel dirge that turns into dance punk whatever. The crucifix on Gian's face isn't just for fun, although it is fun; there is a Christian motif running through much of the music. It's pretty exciting to see their band concept emerge into something that is sincere, playful, and energetic.