review: THE MAYBE MEN/STEPHEN MATHEWSON @ fluc, 17.10.13

STEPHEN MATHEWSON: He plays a certain kind of outsider guitar pop with just Guitar and Big Muff. The live rendition of „Tight Pants rule“ was truly an enjoyable piece. Of course very 90s, yet honestly executed humourous down to earth songwriter music.

THE MAYBE MEN: First off: I am a big fan of their 2012 debut tape ‚The body has no chance‘. Covers all bases of homerecording blues. Live though, they reminded me more of GRINDERMAN. Headed by Gregor Tischberger (of KREISKY), THE MAYBE MEN deliver a diverse, playful array of weirdo-blues garage pop, often interrupted by noisy guitar assaults, just to go back to business and start structure all over again. STEPHEN MATHEWSON joined them halfway through their set on saxophone, which unfortunately did not cut through the mix all too well, most of the time.