Welcome to February everyone! This month promises some exciting events. Over the next few weeks, I will be celebrating the Really Red discography, released by Alternative Tentacles Records, with liner notes (an entire interview with singer U-Ron Bondage) penned by me, culled from my magazine and book Left of the Dial. A series of dates includes original members of the agit-punk unit. My own band Texas Biscuit Bombs, joined by Houston’s southern California style melodic punks Talk Sick Brats (with me on drums as well), will be playing sets of Really Red material to highlight and honor the legendary band that molded such tunes as “Prostitution,” featured on the compilation Let Them Eat Jellybeans! alongside Circle Jerks, Bad Brains, and Black Flag. You can see the Facebook event page for the entire weekend here.
The calendar is:
Houston/Feb. 6th / Vinal Edge Records, 7 PM, with original members guitarist Kelly Younger and drummer Bob Weber, an after party (see flyer I made on the left) is set to blitzkrieg Black Barbie that same night in Houston, including my other band No Love Less (with half of Mydolls).
San Antonio/ Feb. 7th/ Tex Pop Center, 2 PM, with original member Bob Weber
Austin/ Feb/ 7th/End of an Ear Records, 6 PM, with original members bass player John Paul Williams and Bob Weber
Next, gay punk Hindu roots rocker Gary Floyd will be returning to Texas for some appearances as well to showcase his memoir Please Bee Nice released last fall, which I co-wrote. Gary will be reading from his book, discussing his own deep history, and chatting about music and queer issues as well (he will also appear for students at Lee College and Rice University). Please let everyone know! You can see the Facebook event page for Houston here.
The calendar is:
Houston/ Feb. 20th/Cactus Music/5 PM
Austin/Feb. 21st/End of an Ear/5 PM
Lastly, you can see my review of John Doe’s stupendous gig in Houston a few weeks back, which I authored for the Houston Press, by clicking on this link. More soon!