OH MY GOD! IT'S THE CHURCH W/ SUPPORT FROM KILLING KARENS AT THEKLA
July 12th 2022
On the 20th of May this year, Bristol was visited by the Church as part of their penultimate stop on their Revelations Tour, a service where our sorrows were lifted, funk was given and and our sins were forgiven
Back in May earlier this year, we went along to the Bristol Harbourside to jump onboard the Thekla, for an early evening of funky, party-fuelled mayhem brought to us by the supergroup that is, Oh My God! It’s the Church.
With no preconceptions or knowledge of what was about to go down, other than email from their P&R company and that their website was called www.sexy-jesus.com, I was excited to be introduced and warmly welcomed into the community and companionship that is bestowed by said church.
The night was opened by the multi-instrument heavy hitting duo, Killing Karens, and their name certainly tallies up with what I saw. It was as if they were sent here from outer space, determined to rid the word of whackness, bigotry and, to a kill all Karens. They were interactive, funny, and mad, I was all for it. Described as ‘activist dance music’ and, ‘extremely poisonous to deplorables’, they absolutely smash the stage presence and, despite the humour, the point was always purposeful.
Killing Karens were a superb warmup act for the following performance. On a spiritual mission to cleanse the world of sin, through the holy act of partying, dancing and getting downright funky. The group consist of the Reverend Michael Alabama Jackson, the Sister Mary Lou, Sister Mary Joy and Sister Mary Jane, Morgan the Organ, Flablam, T.W, the Pied Piper, Psychedelic Simon and Danny the Sax Offender.
I was greeted by the Church with open arms, as I bounced between fellow rejoicers and repenters. They merged together classic funky bangers with their own satirical tracks and productions. These guys and girls put on a sick party, and it was hard not to have it out with all my new church affiliates.
If you're in need of repenting or looking for a community with a similar ethos as yourself, get down to the services and get boogying.
You can catch them next at Funk Up the Farm Festival this weekend on the 16th of July, and across fields and venues up and down the UK for the rest of summer!