Tripping Daisy

Poster courtesy of Margin Walker Houston and Warehouse Live


Thu., June 8, 8 p.m. 2017
$25 to $30

Location Info:

Warehouse Live
813 St. Emanuel
Houston, TX  77003
Hard to imagine now, perhaps, but rock radio was once such a warm and inviting climate that even certified oddballs like Oklahoma’s Flaming Lips could have a hit single. That is the world Tripping Daisy stumbled into when, after they worked up quite a buzz on DFW radio with their 1992 LP Bill, Island Records’ investment paid off in spades thanks to I Am an Elastic Firecracker singles “I Got a Girl” (one of the biggest rock hits of 1995) and “Piranha.” Sadly, followup Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, which some fans argue is even better, got swallowed in one of the mergers that have since laid waste the entire major-label system. The band shuttered shortly after guitarist Wes Berggren’s untimely death in 1999, leaving their in-progress self-titled album as an epitaph the next year; fans took some consolation in knowing that two of the 2000s’ more noteworthy Texas-spawned bands, Polyphonic Spree and Secret Machines, were started by Daisy alumni, but it wasn’t the same. That is, until the reunion-happy 2010s worked their magic last month at Dallas’s Club Dada and Fort Worth’s Homegrown Festival. The overwhelmingly positive response convinced Daisy to tack on a few more Texas dates, and who knows what might happen from there?
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