Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, see
Plug Plug on stage it was an event that only occurred very few times a year —as a result of the fact that its vocalist began to live abroad—, so his recitals became a kind of “rituals” for his followers. Now, after about two years since their last concert, the national band returns to the Lima stages this Sunday, December 26 and Monday, December 27.
These shows also mark the return of the original Plug Plug line-up: the vocalist and guitarist.
Heron Morphosis (Metamorphosis, Selenite Radiation, Los Huaycos, etc.), the bassist Kamilo riveros (El Aire, Pura Mer-k) and the drummer Sandro Labenita (Tourista, Histeria Kolectiva), who rejoins the eclectic group after 4 years.
In conversation with
The Republic, the power trio assures that this meeting takes place organically after the impossibility of Antonio Olivera, a percussionist who currently resides in the United States and who “is not going to return (to the country) easily”. “Then, It was becoming a bit natural that we will play with Sandro if Garzo was here, while in a pandemic, we had strengthened ties with Sandro ”, Kamilo stated.
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For her part, Labenita maintains that there have been years of “back and forth”: “I was lucky enough to be in San Francisco with Garzito and I had already spoken with Kamilón before. In truth, we never talk about going back or anything, everything has happened organically and I am super happy ”.
Their first rehearsal for the only two shows Plug Plug will be participating in in 2021 was just under two weeks ago and the musicians say the connection as a band has not been lost despite time.
“(The songs) have come out as they were and as they are”, asserts the vocalist, while the person in charge of the bass lines points out that “they have even come out better.”
“What I like the most is that the fun has not been lost, which is what I missed the most about playing with these two jerks,” said the current drummer of the pop group Tourista.
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The first ‘plugiano’ concert of 2021 will take place this Sunday, within the framework of the tenth anniversary of the local Vichama and the band Procrastinación 1 Yo 0 (P1Y0). The groups Buh, Angkor Wat and No Somos lo que Fuimos are also part of the poster.
“P1Y0 is one of the first bands that we can be proud to have influenced a bit in its founding. That’s why they want us to play on their 10th anniversary too. It is meaningful to all parties, ”Kamilo said.
Plug Plug will participate this Sunday in the tenth anniversary of the band P1Y0. Photo: Facebook capture
For this show the band promises an extended repertoire, even the members anticipate that they will perform three songs that are not usually part of their live setlist. One of these songs is “
The best of the world“From his second record production” Equinomoda for the birds that left the nest “(Equinodermo Records, 2008).
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“It’s one of my favorites, we’ve never played that one, in any concert,” reveals Sandro.
The rest of the repertoire is a mystery, with the exception of the closing theme, “
Shut up and dance”, From his third plate“ Moo Mua Moo Cow Crazy Love ”(Anti-Rudo Records, 2010).
“It’s the last (song on the setlist) because there the guitar strings may break,” Garzo commented. Meanwhile, Kamilo added that said song qualifies as a “good end to the party” because “it is where the people and we give everything.”
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“We do not play alone or for ourselves or on the air, we play for people we know, who we love.
Plug Plug is more than the sum of its parts because, as we say, we are not part of anything, we are part of everything. And people are really a very important part, it is a community, ”said Riveros Vásquez.