Time coordinates for Saturnday night supershow:
Woodgrain 5:15-6:00 (main stage)
MIgas 6:00-6:30 (in the crowd)
Pocket Fishrmen 6:30-7:30 (main stage)
Gorch Fock 8:00-8:50(main stage)
John Galt 8:50-9:05 (in the crowd)
Brown Whornet 9:10-10:10 (main stage)
Tim Kerr Freedom Piece 10:10-10:25 (in the crowd)
Ed Hall 10:30-Midnight (main stage)
July 4th Thursday
What a better way to celebrate Imperialism Day then at Thirst Fursday? Show you love your country by watching minimalist experimental at Chain Drive and then wrestling your friend.
July 6th Saturday
Concrete Violin/Cock ESP/Steel Hook Prostheses/Inhalant/Late Rape/BLJ
If there was a reason to drive to Houston this month, this is it. Local Texas heavyweights paired with Legendary national acts. Don’t miss.
July 7th Sunday
Local ambient and drone acts play Mohawk.
July 10th Wednesday
Another House of Caca noise show, come poop on their floor and see locals supporting RECTAL INCISOR on tour from Chicago play in a living room.
July 18th Thursday
Two touring acts from Chicago including BRAN (…) POS and BLOOD TRANSFUSION (formerly Sharkiface) with 12 local acts. Also the return of Trailblazer!
July 19th Friday
Local experimental jams from all over the board. Come see Pan Pan Pan and debuting at this show Google Luigi Russolo
July 21st Sunday
A lot of Harsh Noise old-schoolers playing this show. A lot of acts that don’t play out very often including GOAT, BREATHING PROBLEM, and JEFF PLUMMER of Shallow Waters.
July 24th Wednesday
Eggtooth/Female Pattern Baldness/Peasant Tape split release. Come buy one or five, at my favorite venue Trailerspace.
Primaltees.com and Club 1808 present:
A vile admixture of noise/metal/punk/whatever and T-Shirts.
Free Shirts - Door Prizes
5pm til 2am
Destroyed For Comfort
R.U. Sirius (Mondo 2000)
Jerri Sinefelt Afrofeed Sackque
You don’t want to miss this eldritch cross pollination of warring subcultures!
As is the case with a multitude of other bands from Austin, TX — consider the case of the Butthole Surfers, Big Boys, Dicks, or Roky Erickson — the Fuckemos reside in near-alien peculiarity, a hodgepodge of absolute originality, savant-wizardry, punk rock playfulness, and absurdity. The band owns the distinction of possessing a name not reprintable in most publications. Musically, this quartet is a hybrid of the aforementioned Butthole Surfers and the straightforward metal of acts like Judas Priest or Dio. With frontman Russell Porter pitch-shifting his vocals to sound like a 78 record played on 33 rpms and using themes that even Butthole Surfer Gibby Haynes might not have touched, the Fuckemos are perhaps one of the strangest metal bands to have emerged from planet Texas. They have also developed a career where many similarly silly or whimsical acts have not.
Developed for amusement in the early ’90s, the band was the demented brainchild of Russell Porter and Ed “the Creep” Rancourt, who began writing songs using a toy guitar with a built-in speaker and a voice-altering microphone. Recording to a four-track, the duo began demoing material under the moniker Warthog 2001UK. When they were able to secure opening slots in Austin’s scummiest dives, Porter was handling both vocals and drums. After an incident with security at Austin’s famed Emo’s nightclub in 1992 in which Porter tried to retrieve his wife from within the club after hours, he went home and sticker-taped the words “Fuck Emos” on his kick drum. The next morning, Warthog 2001UK became the Fuckemos. A simple story. Shortly after, Porter began handling vocals, trombone, and Casio exclusively, handing the drum reins to Sean Powell. Catching the ears of local pop artist Frank Kozik, the band recorded its first album, Fuckemos Can Kill You, in 1994, through Kozik’s Rise Records (reissued via Man’s Ruin in 1999).
Numerous singles and drunken, unrehearsed shows followed. In 1995, the band recorded the follow-up, Lifestyles of the Drugged & Homeless, on poster artist Lindsay Kuhn’s No Lie imprint (now out of print). A year later, the band returned with Black Helicopters, later to be reissued on Man’s Ruin. By 1997, Porter and Powell had gone through lineup changes too numerous to mention, but secured bass player — and former Cherubs drummer — Brent Prager and guitarist Brian McGee and created the oddball, upbeat Celebration!, their first album release through Man’s Ruin. In 1999, Kozik reissued Can Kill You and Black Helicopters. The band followed in 2000 with Airshow 2000, perhaps its most involved and sophisticated recording.
Patrick Kennedy, Rovi