Scooter Brown Band Firehouse Saloon, January 4 Few bands on the Texas country circuit -- a scene largely made up of affable college dropouts -- can say that they have a true-blue U.S. Marine up front, but the Scooter Brown Band can. Lead singer-songwriter/Iraq war combat veteran Scott Brown chose ... More >>
Yeah, I should probably be beaten badly and left in an alley to think about what I did for making that pun, but trust me; The Escatones' "Out of Sight/East Beach Stomp" is indeed worth the price of the 45 record. The Escatones are usually described in conjunction with their jangling surf guitars an ... More >>
Photos by Jason WolterPrimus Verizon Wireless Theater May 23, 2011 The most important thing Curtis Armstrong, who would also appear that year as Booger in Revenge of the Nerds, tells Tom Cruise in 1983's Risky Business is this indispensable piece of advice: "Every now and then, say 'What the ... More >>
Danny Barnes's Pizza Box unclassifiable but cohesive.
Photos by Craig Hlavaty Aftermath doesn’t shock easily. But last night, I was absolutely floored when I walked out of Meridian as the Butthole Surfers were mopping up their nearly 90-minute set and realized I was stone. Cold. Sober. Of all the shows to climb on the wagon… Don’t get me wrong, ... More >>
Butthole Surfers live at Stubb's in Austin, September 2008 Photos by Gary Miller Texas psych-punk renegades the Butthole Surfers have temporarily put aside their differences for a handful of shows, including at Meridian tonight (doors 8 p.m.). This is the final installment of Rocks Off's interview ... More >>
Ric Wallace Note: Part 1 of the interview is here. The Buttholes - Gibby Haynes, Paul Leary, King Coffey, Jeff Pinkus and Teresa Taylor - play Meridian tomorrow night. For the band's side of things, see Austin Powell's recent Austin Chronicle cover story. When we left off, the band was wondering wh ... More >>
Butthole Surfers live in Philadelphia, 2008 farm4.static.flickr.com After he and Rocks Off talked for more than an hour at West Gray Cafe last week, Tom Bunch, who managed the Butthole Surfers for a decade between the late '80s and late '90s - exact dates are fuzzy; imagine that - summed up the exp ... More >>
According to both the band's and the club's Web sites, Texas psych-punk terrors the Butthole Surfers have confirmed a Houston show for Thursday, October 23 at Fitzgerald's, with the lineup of vocalist/"Gibbytronix" sound-effects manipulator Gibby Haynes, guitarist Paul Leary, bassist Jeff Pinkus and ... More >>
One of the stranger stories in recent pop history hits the Meridian tonight in the form of Sublime tribute band Badfish. Tribute bands are nothing new, of course, and it’s been more than a decade since Sublime’s Paul Leary-produced 40 oz. to Freedom became the backbone of modern-rock radio – t ... More >>
The departure of founding bassist Lisa Umbarger spells doom for the Metroplex band
I-45 Lost Between the Lines
Curt Kirkwood, now living in Austin, is still a Meat Puppet. His brother Cris is a missing-in-action junkie.