Mike Watt at Mercury Lounge (10-14-1999)


On October 14th, 1999, Mike Watt played with his back band the Pair of Pliers as part of the “Searchin’ the Shed for Pliers” tour behind Watt’s 1997 punk opera, Contemplating the Engine Room. The Pair of Pliers backing band included Tom Watson on guitar and Vince Meghouni on drums. Tom Watson also played with Watt in The Missingmen and like Mike, was in a 1980s SST band, Slovenly! Some highlights include a cover of Wire’s “The 15th,” a few Minutemen songs, and Watt taking a dig at “that singer of Limp Bizkit!”