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Introducing the dark humor of NYC’s Polka Punk Rock band, MAD MEG – debut single “Scary People” is out there

…and a few other genres thrown in, including jazz, classic rock, punk, and cabaret music. The songs are haunting and neurotic, humorous and nostalgic. Dark and sometimes morose lyrics paint a disturbing picture of the daily life of a lone, borderline neurotic, urban dweller set to the background of upbeat minor key melodies.

Currently based in NYC, Mad Meg is fronted by Moscow-born singer-songwriter, Ilya Popenko. His revolving 5 to 6-piece band is complete with jazzy piano, trombone and driving bass led by Popenko’s raspy baritone. (Think of a Russian Tom Waits mixed with Gogol Bordello.) They released their EP, Shake It Like You’re Dead, in 2015, and are set to release their debut full-length album, Puberty Tales, this fall. Listen here.

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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