City Slang: Mike Hard at the Lager House on Saturday

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Thrall/God Bullies/They Never Sleep main man Mike Hard plays PJ’s Lager House this Saturday, August 24. Also on the bill is Lava Moth, and Fuckknot, the subject of this week’s City Slang.

As Fuckknot’s Brad Erwin said, “Mike Hard is amazing. It’s Mike. You can’t beat a guy who is in a three-piece suit at the beginning, and by the end he’s ripping up bibles and throwing the pages at you.” True, dat.

When we interviewed Hard’s band They Never Sleep in 2008, he told us that, “I'm certainly not 'Mike Hard from the Godbullies' anymore. I'm a different person and the music's a different thing. When we did Godbullies, we were all these ideological college kids. That's how we all met — we all went to Western Michigan University together and started this band in Kalamazoo. The music might sound similar because it's the same musicians, but it's a whole different vibe. Every band I've been in — Brainsaw, Thrall — we give it a different name because it's a different thing. I understand when bands cash in on the name, but I think it's really cheap because it's not the same shit."

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