The Wylde Side of Williamsburg

by Karol Khaos (as printed in The New York Waste Vol. 6 Issue 2)


Following a lovely evening of dinner and cocktails with some of The New York Waste staff, the gang and I decided to check out the Mz. Pakman gig at The Ship's Mast. The Ship's Mast is located just below the Williamsburg Bridge overlooking the beautiful East River. The first thing we see upon entry to this cozy little cove are two lifesized mermaid figures mounted on either side of the circular bar. Further inside we notice an area called "the cave" which sort of resembles a funky mock aquarium. I was anticipating the performance of my favorite local band MZ. PAKMAN!!! Consisting of four delightful young ladies, along with Jenny (lead vocals), LisSsa (guitar), Abby (bass), and P5! (skins). These gals play fuckin' rock like it's meant to be played! Fun, colorful, sing-along tunes about rock n' roll rats, psycho kitties, and barnyard animals just to name a few. One of my personal faves has got to be the D.F. song which is best described as the dork feeling one gets when they see someone play air guitar. Each member of MZ. PAKMAN has their own unique sense of style and individuality. Outside of punk rock, these chicks manage to stay creative and busy doing a number of side projects such as comic book illustration (Jenny and Abby), stop animation/doll porn/photogrpahy (LisSsa), and fanzine's (P5!). Seeing this band live is always a treat and never a disappointment so please keep a lookout for this fun-loving band!


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