Wendy Moira

Wendy Moira

It took all but two minutes to get our blood pumping and our heart exploding right out of our skulls when we heard the new Wendy Moira track. The Lawrence trio is one of the most unapologetically punk as fuck bands in the region, and certainly one of the more feral acts in Lawrence. Wendy Moira were likely raised by a family of possums outside the Church of Malt Liquor, nursed on cheap beer until they were ready to hunt and feast on the decaying songs of garage rockers past.

They’ve been active in the scene for nearly a year, but maintained a large draw right away. In less than a month, that draw will follow them to the Jackpot when they open for Tacocat on Saturday, October 8 (if THAT isn’t a match made in heaven).

Wendy Moira

Wendy Moira

Their on-and-off-stage antics are almost alway present, with screechy guitars and squealing vocals that work audiences into a frenzy. But half the fun of a Wendy Moira set is watching all the little punks exert their femme fury alongside the vocalist, who embeds herself into the crowd for the duration of the performance.

Here’s a song wonderfully titled “Punks Don’t Pay (To Get Into The Sandbar)”. The song, recorded by Eric Johnson at Groundhum Productions, was likely born out of a rivalry between the Sandbar, the basement shows at the Taproom, and every other venue.