Mika Miko rock the new wave pre-punk. - Oh My Rockness

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Mika Miko rock the new wave pre-punk.

August 15, 2007
L.A.'s all-female five piece, Mika Miko, play aggressive new wave pre-punk rock that is influenced by Bad Brains, Red Cross and Black Flag, and obviously inspired by the riot grrrl movement. Their debut album, C.Y.S.L.A.B.F. on Kill Rock Stars is raw, snotty, and entirely in-your face. It also sounds like it was recorded in a basement bathroom stall. But the D.I.Y. ethos is a large part of Mika Miko's charm.

Their bombastic live shows are also serving to further their cult following in California and beyond; their concerts have been described as "pony thrash." Not sure what that means, but it sure sounds cool. If you like it rough, check out Mika Miko.

Mika Miko play Empty Bottle, on Wednesday, August 22nd.


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