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Sunday To-Do: Mike Watt & The Missingmen


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Mike Watt plays Sunday at Georges Majestic Tavern.Mike Watt plays Sunday at Georges Majestic Tavern.
  • Mike Watt plays Sunday at George's Majestic Tavern.

8 p.m. George's Majestic Lounge. $13.

Look: There's just no way I'm going to be anywhere near 100-percent objectivity on this one. OK? Because not only is Mike Watt responsible for some of the finest American music of the late 20th century (The Minutemen's "What Makes a Man Start Fires?" and "Double Nickels on the Dime" are two of the greatest albums to come out of the U.S. punk rock scene), he's just flat-out an extremely likeable dude.

You could take me at my word on that, but even better would be to watch the fantastic Minutemen doc "We Jam Econo." Watt's an unflappable musical force, truly one of the most out-of-the-box bassists ever. In addition to his musical accomplishments, he's also a role model for being real, staying true to your beliefs and never, ever letting The Man hold you down.

And he has maybe the most cogent quote ever uttered on the role of the bass player: "You look good, making the other cats look good." What a perfectly Watt thing to say.


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