Troubling news out of BC today as reports are trickling in of an onstage meltdown between the members of Calgary-based art-rockers Women. Apparently an onstage argument degenerated into a full-on, Wavves-ian brawl. Complete with an impromptu breakup announcement.
Witness Arynne McMurray stated the following to Exclaim!:
“We were just at a show Women were headlining at Lucky Bar in Victoria, BC. As they initially came on stage the band members seemed to be struggling with Patrick [Flegel, guitarist] and a fight almost broke out. They went backstage again for several minutes. The band came out again minus Patrick and were making small talk with the audience. Patrick came out acting really erratic and said something to the effect of “‘we’re breaking up right now, you’re all going to see our last show.'”
“They played about five songs, which sounded pretty awful. At one point Patrick said (into the mic, during a song) “you fucked that up” to Christopher [Reimer, guitarist]. Christopher and Matthew [Flegel, bassist] left the stage at the end of the song. Michael [Wallace, drummer] left after another minute or two or later, saying “my music career is over.” Lucky turned the house music on while Patrick continued “playing.” Security tried to talk him off stage. He left, and then came back and started smashing Matthew’s guitar against an amp. This was all extra comical in Halloween costumes (Mr. T, a sailor).” [Exclaim!]
That all sounds REALLY ugly, like Oasis level ugly. The band’s Wikipedia page has already been updated saying they’re no longer together, but details on this whole mess are still fuzzy. Were you at the show? Tell us what happened in the comments below.
Oh, the band is scheduled to play a show tonight at The Biltmore, don’t think that’s gonna happen.
Thanks to David Mah from the tip via Twitter.