NXNE - Mudhoney Yonge and Dundas Square, Toronto ON June 17

NXNE - Mudhoney Yonge and Dundas Square, Toronto ON June 17
Watching Mudhoney sober in a big, noisy outdoor venue like Yonge and Dundas Square seems unnatural, but the one-time grunge kings made the best of a bad venue, knocking out early '90s staples like "Suck You Dry," and "Touch Me I'm Sick." Neither front-man Mark Arm or guitarist Steve Turner have aged since '93, and Arm in particular remains a force onto his own, channelling Iggy as he writhed around the stage. But bands like Mudhoney tend to translate better in dank, dark bars where guys like Arm can get right up in everyone's face as guitars cause the ears to bleed out. Still, it's fucking Mudhoney, so it's hard to complain all that much.