Back in February, when the band was searching for a new lead singer, a cryptic Facebook post on their page simply said, “Indefinite hiatus until further notice. Man, fuck this band.”
A winking emoji after the status update didn’t negate the obvious question mark surrounding in the ensemble, known for their aggressive and guitar-heavy blend of punk sensibility and very tasteful echoes of ‘90s grunge – not to mention their rowdy, boozy stage act.
At the time, singer/bandleader/chief cut-up John Cargill was suffering a bout of throat issues which prompted the abortive search for a new singer. But things are looking up in Fur Elise world, as the band reunites with the original lineup – Cargill, David on bass and Michelle on drums – for a much-anticipated gig in City Market.
So is Cargill still capable of pulling off his trademark Rock God screams? That’s up to you to find out, this weekend at the show.
Friday, 10 p.m.