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The Mummies Announce First Ever New Zealand Shows

The Mummies Announce First Ever New Zealand Shows

Wednesday 16th December, 2015 1:30PM

Kings of budget rock The Mummies are heading to New Zealand to tear things up for two shows in March. The legendary lo-fi group formed in the late 80s and quickly carved out a name for themselves as key players the San Fran garage scene with their bone rattling tunes, tattered aesthetics, and audience insulting antics. Despite splitting in the mid-90s, the fearsome foursome have resurrected themselves for shows over the years, and the upcoming performances on NZ soil will be the first of their kind. Hold onto your hats, here are the deets...

The Mummies

Saturday 12th March, Whammy Bar, Auckland
Sunday 13th March, Bodega, Wellington

Tickets to both shows available now HERE at UTR

Here's a slightly shaky but most excellent vid of Mummies performing 'Come On Up' at Burger Boogaloo earlier this year (introduced by John Waters no less)...



Those bandaged bards of garage rock THE MUMMIES make their way to NZ for their first EVER shows in this part of the world.

Formed in San Bruno California in 1989, they achieved almost cult like stature as the Kings Of Budget Rock. Using department store instruments and amplifiers from the early 60s, and travelling in a customised Pontiac ambulance from the same time, playing their own brand of electrifying garage rock.

THE MUMMIES are especially known for their matching, tattered mummy costumes they wear on stage and the impertinent and insulting attitude that they bring with them. They created and promoted the concept of 'Budget Rock' which rejected professionalism and star status in favour of a simplified do-it-yourself aesthetic. As part of this concept they perform and recorded only on outdated and often damaged equipment. As part of their lo-fi manifesto, they released their music on vinyl for many years. One of their albums was called FUCK CDs. They were later bootlegged on CD with an album called FUCK THE MUMMIES.

Breaking up in 1994 they reformed in the new millennium.

The band maintain a webpage, but, consistent with their DIY aesthetic, shun social media including Facebook and Twitter.

FOR those of you new to THE MUMMIES - think of bands from the Pacific NW of the USA like The Sonics, The Wailers (NOT the reggae group), Crypt Records Back From The Grave compilations ,with reverbed surf guitar played by lunatics who at the age they are now (5000+ years old) should really know better. This is WYLD garage rock and roll. Not for the faint hearted.


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The Mummies
Sat 12th Mar 8:00pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland
The Mummies
Sun 13th Mar 8:00pm
Bodega, Wellington