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Mitchmatic. Old Ugly. Wunderbar.

These are three things that usually go hand-in-hand. 

Edmonton’s Wunderbar is often host to shows by Old Ugly artists, and they’re often fairly “seat-of-the-pants”-ish, but always entertaining. Mitchmatic’s CD release show last night being a prime example.

Mikey Maybe opening for Mitchmatic

Wunderbar has come a fair ways since I’ve been going to shows there; thanks in no small part to a close relationship with the Old Ugly crew. The changes to the sound system alone are a great improvement. The place has either a cozy or dive-y feel, depending how you look at it. Small stage, hardly any seats, and with a sold-out show like this the bar was standing-room only in no time, with a decent line outside waiting for a spot.

Mitchmatic performing at Wunderbar

Mitchmatic performing at Wunderbar

Any Old Ugly show is always entertaining though, especially when their core hip-hop trio of Mikey Maybe, Mitchmatic, and The Joe are involved. Not only are the three of them skilled and charismatic artists on their own, they play off each other so well and even when stuff goes wrong, they manage to make it all feel just like part of the show.

Creepy duck mask is creepy

Creepy duck mask is creepy

Old Ugly shows at Wunderbar usually feel one step away from utter chaos but always manage to pull it out of the fire for a great experience. Congratulations to Mitchmatic on an epic CD release show!

For some more photos from Wunderbar or Old Ugly shows, try these Flickr links here.