sometime in 2001, i bought an "indie" music magazine, probably cmj or some similar trash rag. you know, i tried to subscribe to cmj once, but they only sent me bills, never any magazines, so i quickly got fed up and have not read an issue since. but that one particular issue came with a cd that had some 150 or so mp3s from as just many bands. and they all sucked, except one: glitter mini 9’s ‘cuckoo’ from breakup at the rock show.
that record is a wonderful mess of girrl rock angst delivered with so much hard-driving post-alternative pop savvy, it’s captivating.
break up at the rock show is pretty damn awesome. it’s too bad the group itself broke up in 2003.