Mesa Cosa + Gamjee


8:00 pmThursday, 25 April 2019


Esplanade Hotel

11 The Esplanade, St Kilda

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Mesa Cosa

Not many bands can say they’ve played with Mac DeMarco, The Melvins and The Mummies, or that they’ve been invited to play Camp A Low Hum, Chopped Festival or NYE on The Hill twice, or even a love themed festival in Taiwan, but then again, not many bands are Mesa Cosa.

It’s not just their unorthodox musical chops that set them apart, the band, of guitarists, Pablo Alvarado, Chris Penny and Ian Sawyer, bassist Andrew Marty, and drummer, Steven Kelly have quickly become known as Melbourne’s busiest “Freakout Fuzz Ya Ya Gang” (a term the band may have coined themselves). Born of a chance tarot reading, they also draw influence from life’s darker side; occult celebrations and Mexican death rituals. They stay true to their “do-it-together” aesthetic, they're consistently looking for their next Scooby Doo adventure.

Front-man, Pablo Alvarado, who hails from Mexico City, which is an undeniable influence on the band, switches between singing in his mother tongue and English, while the band draws on a range of genres from garage-punk and mexican folk to comic book metal.


Gamjee, the fuzz-family five piece from Melbourne have been crafting their music since their first rehearsal as infants in the echoing hallways of the local maternity ward.” - that one will have to do.

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