The Make Up w/ Lung Leg The Lovely Eggs (DJ Set) – MOVED TO DEAF INSTITUTE
8th October 2023 - 7:00 pm

The Make Up

Lung Leg

& The Lovely Eggs (Dj Set)

8th October – Tickets on sale now!

Indie-punk subversives the Make-Up emerged from the ashes of the

seminal Washington, D.C. outfit Nation of Ulysses, reuniting vocalist

lan Svenonious, guitarist James Canty, and drummer Steve Gamboa

(who together also previously teamed in the short-lived Cupid Car

Club, M.P. as well as the T.A.M.I. Show). Completing the lineup with

bassist Michelle Mae, the Make-Up surfaced in early 1995 with their

debut single “Blue Is Beautiful,” the first call-to-arms to spring from

their self-styled liberation theology ‘Gospel Yeh-Yeh,’ a belief system

advocating the oppressed masses to “get theirs” and “off the pigs in all

their forms.” Split singles with the Meta-Matics and Slant 6 followed,

and in the wake of the “R.U.A. Believer” single the group returned in

early 1996 with their first LP, the Dischord label release Destination:

Live at Cold Rice. In February 1997, the quartet launched their second

album, The Make-Up After Dark; a third full-length, Sound Verite,

appeared on K Records just a month later. The subject of James

Schneider’s 1997 tour film Blue Is Beautiful, the Make-Up rounded out

the year with “Free Arthur Lee,” recorded in tribute to the imprisoned

leader of the legendary psychedelic-era band Love; upon completing

their 1998 LP In Mass Mind, the band toured Brazil, returning to the

U.S. to issue the singles “Wade in the Water” and “Untouchable Sound.”

The brilliant Save Yourself followed in the fall of 1999. ~ Jason Ankeny,



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