Mannequin Pussy rivets punk rock lovers

Punk fans left the Sonora tent with an adrenaline rush, and probably some neck discomfort brought on by headbanging, after Mannequin Pussy’s riveting overall performance on Coachella Working day 2. 

Comprised of Marisa “Missy” Dabice, Kaleen Looking through and Colins “Bear” Regisford, the Philadelphia punk band gave festivalgoers a punk rock live performance expertise with loud and biting vocals, feverish instrumentals and a phase presence that was thrilling to watch. 

Though their established was scheduled at the fairly uncomfortable time of 5:45-6:25 p.m., the band continue to drew a first rate crowd — specifically towards the close with their more rigorous tracks this kind of as as “F.U.C.A.W.” and “Excellent.” A mosh pit at some point fashioned around the entrance of the stage as folks reacted to the new music. 

Mannequin Pussy perfoms in the Sonora tent at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., April  16, 2022.

Model Pussy, signed to Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz-founded Epitaph Documents, most lately unveiled the EP “Perfect” in 2021. The group has 3 albums under their belt — “Patience” in 2019, “Romantic” in 2016, and “Mannequin Pussy” in 2014. Their 3rd album was critically acclaimed, with Pitchford’s Quinn Moreland describing it as “one of the year’s strongest punk rock data.” 

But in 2020, the pandemic struck even though the band was on tour. Dwell music performances paused to prevent the rapid unfold of COVID-19. Model Pussy canceled their tour and describes on their web-site how “just as their occupation was lifting off, the entire world all around them collapsed.” They had been on the 2020 Coachella lineup, but that was inevitably canceled.

Mannequin Pussy perfoms in the Sonora tent at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., April  16, 2022.

Now, as the pageant resumes after two several years off, reside new music is eventually currently being appreciated once again. The band, which has been touring, showed their pleasure about remaining back in entrance of an viewers. 

“How a lot of of you just came into this tent due to the fact you happen to be like ‘What the fuck?,'” Dabice joked with the crowd. 

Mannequin Pussy perfoms in the Sonora tent at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., April  16, 2022.

Listeners may also know Mannequin Pussy’s audio from “Mare of Easttown,” the HBO collection starring Kate Winslet and established in the band’s hometown of Philadelphia. Winslet’s daughter on the clearly show, played by Angourie Rice, is in a band that plays Mannequin Pussy’s music.  

Aside from Coachella, the band has reveals scheduled during the United States and United Kingdom this calendar year. They experienced quite a few displays in 2021, which include when they opened for fellow Philadelphia band Japanese Breakfast — which also carried out at Coachella on Saturday.