Mike ‘n Molly’s
March 13, 2010

1. Shallow for So Long
2. Children Don’t Choke
3. How I Mutilated Susan
4. The King’s Nightmare
5. Hard Hats
6. Forty Below
7. When Beauty Met the Blues
8. Dirty Love
9. You Win Again [Hank Williams]

For a band with a brand-new album for sale, JET W. LEE played
surprisingly few songs off it the other night. JET W. LEE headlined
the last night of Exit 182 festival, a showcase at Mike ‘n Molly’s of
local bands and bands en route to South by Southwest Music and Media
Conference. Hank Williams cover “You Win Again” dates to 1952, but
four out of eight originals were new, and two were true debuts:
quickie “Children Don’t Choke,” with strident backing vocals by
drummer Patrick Mangan, and set highlight “Forty Below,” an epic

The Fantastic Plastics opened with an eight-song set, and the room was
kind to them. The Devo-inspired “Instamatic” was crisper than before,
with Dylan Stanford’s vocals bouncing off the walls like precise
Ping-Pong balls. Also on the bill were Pet Lions and Mittens on
Strings, both from Chicago.

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