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Moistboyz, live tonight at The Troubadour & LAist Interview

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For those of you who don't know, Moistboyz are a politically vulgar Punk-Metal hybrid Featuring Lead Vocalist Dickie Moist (Guy Heller,) and Lead Guitarist Mickey Moist (AKA Mickey Melchiondo, AKA Dean Ween of Ween.) They've been playing and recording ittermittently since the early 90s, with increased activity during the 2000s.

Their music somehow manages to combine methamphetamine levels of energy, and aggressively in-your-face politics that, frankly, defy all description. (It's true - I don't like to use cliches like "equal opportunity offender" or "Politically incorrect," but I guarangoddamntee you that no matter what your politics, they've said something to make you uncomfortable, if not outraged. And you're probably too busy screaming along to notice.)

Don't make the mistake of assuming this is simply a Ween side project. While it contains some elements in common with the Ween, (specifically the combination of embittered sincerity and nearly absurd irony,) this is no vanity band. Mickey and Dickie have been friends for ages and their music is the sum of their efforts. In other words, no Dickie, no Moistboyz.

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Tonight at the Troubadour, they'll be ripping shit open like corduroy at a breakdancing contest, and I got in touch with Dickie via the magic of e-mail to ask him some questions for the benefit of our Loyal LAist readers. I'm sad I didn't get the chance to interview him in person, because his answers, to say the least, are aggressively memorable.

Prepare yourself.