By Brian Ossip and Mike Shomaker, DC Music Live
Remember back in grade school when someone cracked a joke or farted a little too loudly and disrupted the whole class? The teacher would scold the perpetrator and try to resume teaching, but it was already too late. In no time, the class was rowdy, paper airplanes started flying and the overweight kid who never said a word mustered enough courage to get up and dance on the table in the back like a bowlful of jelly. Semi-organized chaotic awesomeness—that’s exactly what a Menzingers show is like.
Philly’s The Menzingers rocked The Black Cat the other night, electrifying the crowd with a boisterous, up tempo set of old mixed with new songs from their latest effort, On The Impossible Past, which released in February of this year. By the crowd’s rambunctiousness, you’d think they were playing in front of a hometown crowd, rather than their first show in the District.
DC Music Live caught up with lead singer and guitarist Greg Barnett before the show, who gave us a look into the world of The Menzinger’s music. Check out their latest release, On The Impossible Past, which is available on iTunes.