Photo gallery of Wino, Scott Kelly and Man's Gin at Mercury Lounge on Saturday, February 12, 2011.
People familiar with performances by St. Vitus, Neurosis, Spirit Caravan or Shrinebuilder are used to triple-checking for their hearing protection prior to leaving the house, but Scott Weinrich and Scott Kelly went for the stripped-down approach for a short tour showcasing their songwriting and singing with just an acoustic guitar instead of a wall of amps and a floor full of distortion pedals. Wino showcased songs from his new LP Adrift, Kelly played material from his solo record, they did both sides of the split single they were selling on tour, and at the end both played together and included covers of Joy Division ("Isolation") and The Grateful Dead ("Wharf Rat").
Cautionary note - when Kelly is playing, don't attempt to play 'percussion' on a nearby cinder block. And if you do get called out, don't compound your error by then yakking away in an otherwise quiet room while he launches into the second attempt. Said idiot was roundly told "to get off the fucking stage, and out of the fucking club." Third time was a charm.
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