wussy began as an impromptu duo when chuck cleaver (ass ponys) and lisa walker first performed at a cincinnati club in 2001. it went well enough that they continued to write and perform together and over the next year added writer and multi-instrumentalist mark messerly (messerly & ewing) and drummer dawn burman.
now an "unusual" blend of noise, melodic pop, and hillbilly punk. depending on the night... wussy's first record, "funeral dress", is coming out on the shake it label in september of '05.
Dawn Burman - Drums
Chuck Cleaver - Guitar, Vocals
Mark Messerly - Bass, Keyboards, Mandolin, Guitar, Harmonica, Melodica, Vocals
Lisa Walker - Guitar, Vocals
Funeral Dress (LP)- Shake It Records (November 2005)
Wussy hardly seems wimpy: Ass Ponys' Chuck Cleaver loves both his bands equally
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I don't care what you say, as long as you don't say we're an Ass Ponys side project," Cleaver says, ...I don't care what you say, as long as you don't say we're an Ass Ponys side project," Cleaver says, handing the phone to Miller.
Locals Only: Wussy
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...the amorphous, acoustic-based Wussy sound...could be described as slightly organic, ethereal and ......the amorphous, acoustic-based Wussy sound...could be described as slightly organic, ethereal and melancholic, but as moving as a phone call from a long-dead relative.
Cincinnati Gets the 'Point
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(excerpt) People make last minute plans for who to see tonight. Spiff, wussy, MINK and the X-Rated ...(excerpt)
People make last minute plans for who to see tonight. Spiff, wussy, MINK and the X-Rated Cowboys (from Columbus) are high on many lists.
At Moose On Main, Dayton's Rhonda Everitt showed off a voice sweet enough to rival wussy's Lisa Miller's -- she can also hit you with one of her crutches if you think she doesn't. Next, it was down to the Courtyard Cafe for wussy. The Courtyard was packed with many local musicians, such as Dave Purcell, Abiyah and MPMF co-founders Sean Rhiney and Bill Donabedian, plus Cincinnati City Council members John Cranley and Jim Tarbell. Wussy rocked out in fine style with their electric Folk/Rock/Velvet Underground (by way of Emmylou Harris) style.
Be sure to hit the high points
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(excerpt) With 200 acts spread over 15 stages, MidPoint Music Festival is a whole lot of rock, R&...(excerpt)
With 200 acts spread over 15 stages, MidPoint Music Festival is a whole lot of rock, R&B, Americana, hip-hop and dance music.
But every showcase has its "buzz bands," the acts that people are already talking about. These groups are the ones most likely to draw more than their share of industry attention.
Wussy: Featuring one of the Tristate's most respected and individualistic songwriters, Chuck Cleaver of the Ass Ponys, this all-star alt-folk-punk group includes Messerly & Ewing's Mark Messerly, singer Lisa Miller and percussionist Dawn Burman (11 p.m.; Courtyard Cafe).