26–27 September 2017
“The sense of infinite possibly that to this day fills Watt is precisely the same force that powered Minutemen's incredible energy, pioneering genre-splicing and artistic boundlessness.” – The Quietus
Pleased to welcome the legendary bassist, songwriter and Minutemen founder, Mike Watt, for a very special two day residency. An influence on countless bands and musicians across numerous genres, Watt has yet to take his foot off the pedal since the Minutemen's inception in 1980, performing in a host of bands and collabrations with the likes of Sonic Youth, Carla Bozulich, The Beastie Boys and Henry Rollins, as well as playing in the reunited Stooges line-up.
This residency brings together various threads of Watt's creative output, including a duo performance and interview with long-time collaborator, Thurston Moore, and his Il Sogno Del Marinaio trio alongside guitarist Stefano Pilla and drummer Andrea Belfi.
“Mike's able to do more. It's more advanced stuff in certain senses. Mike was the point man for a group of guitar-oriented artists in the '90s like Thurston Moore and J. Mascis who brought Ron and Scott back into light as really important influences for future generations.” – Iggy Pop