Mercury Dimes was honored to be one of the last bands to perform at Tommy’s Pub before it closes in March. The crunchy dive bar has been a public landmark in Charlotte and has been open under various names since the 1950s. The mood was bittersweet as the band sang the first song of their set, settling into the tiny bar which smells of a thousand spilled beers.
Laura Staples let out a primal scream to a song about living alone. Wes Mauldin on bass guitar and Nathan Curlee on drums rounded out the dirty sounds of the punk trio.
In this episode of Untitled with Lara Americo, we look inside the lives of the musicians behind Mercury Dimes and learn that love and loneliness can come from the strangest places.