Mute (Canada punk rock legend) + guests // live in Ferrara Report
GPS set heading to Ferrara Black Star Circolo Arci that since dinner time records a good turnout of Hc kids and metalheads; following the organizers Francesco “Monta” and Luca warm welcome, we settle in with great expectations.
The night begins with an impeccable Nordic punctuality: at 9:30 pm Fankaz is already on stage, veterans of the local scene since 2003, they show up in summer line up due to the singer’s holiday; however, this does not prevent them from offering 30 mins. of Melodic Punk Hard Core to warm up the already numerous presences in the venue.
10 o’clock, it’s Stanis from Bologna turn that propose the live preview of their “Tales from a modern society” first full-lenght of the trio dragged by Cicco’s “Tupa tupa”, they start to make us moisten our armpits and slam our heads for more than a dozen tracks with a decidedly punk HC shape, with voice inserts and melodic solos that leave us satisfied with the new acquaintance.
Another round of beers and cigarettes in the Black Star parking lot to cool down and here it is MUTE from Québec (Canada) melodic punk HC, at the second day of Italian tour stuck in the European one.
Fast, technical and melodic are just some of the words used to describe them and convince other possible traveling companions that they missed a really superb performance, supported by almost twenty years of experience with a 100% DIY attitude by Judas Lacroix (guitar) and Étienne Dionne (drums and vocals) and by the new members Matt Kapuszczak (guitar) and Jeroen Meeus (bass and vocals).
Rigorous start time and Mute makes the first chords of what was a truly phenomenal punk show sound.
The intimate ambience recreated in the venue, together with the warmth that emanated from the audience made us feel like in one of those “house shows” where you can interact with bands and feel like one of them. From the very first songs the crowd sang in unison with Etienne & co, while slam and stage diving came soon. The rest of the concert, about an hour and a half, wss spent on this line, transmitting energy and intensity so contagious as to animate a Monday night where you sing and whisk off the temperature and sweat.
Bates motel, Fading out, Communication breakdown, the romantic To be with you, Wolf’s den, Strangers back again, Fill the void were some of the unmissable songs on the set, plus the cover of the popular Don’t call me white, a tribute to NOFX and their fans. Two encores, photos and several beers later, we find rest in the adjacent parking lot before leaving for Perugia … it was worth it: We are the Monday Resistance!
Live report by La Virgi and Lalo