March 6th, 2013
So we've been added to a show at the end of SXSW, Uncle Doug's Chile Fest at the Sidebar, Club 606 and Lipstick 24. We're playing earlish- Come by, it's free but it also benefits the ANIMAL TRUSTEES OF AUSTIN, HEALTH ALLIANCE for AUSTIN MUSICIANS, GIRLS ROCK CAMP, SIMS FOUNDATION, SCHOOL OF ROCK and AUSTIN PETS ALIVE. Anyway, come! We'll be hanging all day between Beerland and the three venues. Here's the event page!
February 20th, 2013
Start your SXSW at Beerland- the show is free and full of great new bands. The show starts early and ends pass your bedtime. Hope you can make it. Til then!
December 30th, 2012
We have our first show in a couple of months. We are playing Clud Deville during free week with these other fine bands. They really should change the name to Free Two Weeks since it's goes on for another week which is a little bit confusing. Anyhow, it's on the Thursday the eight day of January- the second week of January. This years is gonna rule!
October 12th, 2012
We're playing this Saturday at Beerland with The Dead Space, Creationist, and Susperians. We have a new song to debut- I hope. It should be really fun. Come if you have time or an itch to see live bands.
Congratulation to Shawn and Penny- they are finally getting maried this weekend. Just a couple more days.........can't wait for this work week to be over.
Sept. 25th 2012
Tom is going to make some of his Famous BBQ- Dude, it's to die for!
Setember 20th, 2012
Our next show is at Trailer Space the 27th of September-just a week from now. Our good friend Tom kodiak booked us- he is also about to open the best BBQ shop in Austin, Micklethwait Craft Meats. Congrats Tom and the best of luck!
August 22, 2012
I left home thinking I going to be late but when I got there, there was only Olivier waiting there with his bike. It was a perfect night to play, it just rained slightly and there's a mellow wind blowing from the north. We waited for fifteen minutes til the rest of the five guys came steadily in succession. We managed to play a 4 on 3 teams. I was fortunate enough to be playing in a the faster team but with only three guys. Still we all had plenty of chances to touch and refine our skills against each other. Can't wait to play Thursday just before practice. BJ just got a new job and we are able to play Thursday nights and including the weekends. I hope this year will be a more productive year!
We have a few new songs on our reverb nation account- click our facebook button for a listen!
August 21st, 2012
Just made a flyer for the awesome show this weekend. I have not been here forever- I still remember how to write html!
We are playing with some of my favorite people in Austin. Hope you can make it- hope to see you then!
March 26th, 2012
I just have to share this- Amen Mr. Vega
I was staying in somebody's home for three months, this brilliant art critic, and I found a pamphlete on infinity, about ninety page, written by this college professor, and I started reading it, and I wasn't sotned or anything. But suddenly I saw it, those parallel lines that start out at infinity and meet. I got a picture of the universe and I understood was infinity was for like three seconds or like one tenth of a second. And then it was gone. I tried to hold on to it, but it dissolved. I put the book away, and then a day or two later I wanted to read it again. I looked all over, but it had gone. It was like the book never existed.-Alan Vega
February 23rd, 2012
Can't wait for sxsw- This year is actually like a new beginning here in Austin. I felt something change. I do not not think it can ever go back for what it was. Thank God!
February 7th, 2012
SXSW is creeping in quickly. We still need to fanagle a show before SXSW. Let us know if you have something available.
We're going into the studio after South By. Maybe another 7 inch but definitely a full EP by the end of the year. Pretty inspired these days and feeling pretty good about the new album. Thanks for your support.
Just finish a couple of Joan Jett biographies- she speaks the rock and roll gospel
But, you know, the unknown is not scary. It's just unsure. I'm more confident, and I trust that the universe can take care of me if I just try to go with the flow. And the more I do jump into that unknown, I find it's been okay.-Joan Jett
January 3rd, 2012
We're playing Dan's Birthday party at the Legendary Whiteswan the 3rd of February. We play early but it's free. Come see us- we have a few new songs!
January 18th, 2012
Our next show is on the 3rd of February- Danimals birth date. He's the singer guitarist of the French Inhales. It's also their record release party for their split 7inch with Bottle Service. Lola Cola, Kingdom of Suicide Lovers, and Fine Lines are also playing. Come, its a free show!
December 30th, 2011
Our show at Ruta Maya is not free, but $4 for the touring bands. Sorry.
David Williams got us a show at Ruta Maya on the 7th of January with the legenday Texan band Nervebreakers and Crisis Hotline with members of the Vomit Pigs- they're paying tribute to their legacy. It's also our debut at Ruta Maya south. I haven't been since they moved which was ages ago. Oh yeah! the show is also free like most of the show during free week- opps, its now $4, touring band needs some moneys!
November 9th, 2011
We're playing at Bernadettes on the 17th of December with my hichshcool pals Natalie Hill and Tiana Hux. They are in a band called MC Sweet T and her Headband. It's also Manikin's first gig playing there- it's on Airport Blvd. between MLK and Manor. Neat place but kinda hard to find. Our sister band Candi and the Cavities are also joining us. It should be a sweet show- our last show of the year.
Our show last Friday was great. Free Beer-they're changing their name they said, is awesome and the Chumps, as always, delivers your most raw rock and roll three chord anthems. There are some photos of the shows at Angels blog page. I'll try to post some of the photographs I took later- I seem to have misplaced my camera. At least it's not in my back pack- I may have left it in my guitar case.
November 3rd, 2011
So, we are playing a show at Red Seven on the 20th of November. Gospel Truth are also in the bill. It starts around 2pm till 9pm and it's only two dollar to get in- the cover is for the bands. There's also free BBQ I think. Join us, it should be really fun.
October 15th, 2011
I just added a new video on our video page. It's from last nights show at Emo's. We might be playing there before they close in December. I hope we will have another chance to play. Anyway, enjoy the Vid.
We are playing the Red 7 Garage Sale event on the 20th of November. There are some other bands playing but I still have not gotten the list from the promoter. It's a day show and usually on Sundays. I have never been to such an event but I heard real good things about it. Music, kitchy things, beer and good compny on a Sundy afternoon sounds like a good plan actually. Oh yeah, there is also BBQ- Toms BBQ at that! Hope to see you there!
October 12th, 2011
I just made some paypal buttons for our records so now you can buy them through our site- goto discography page. We might design some shirts too but I still have to learn how to silk screen-well that's the plan anyway. It will probably take me another year- I hope not.
October 5th, 2011
We just confirmed our very first show at 29th Street Ballroom (Spider House) on the 11th of November. We're playing with Come And Take It and the Chumps. Max still needs to confirm the whole bill but that is the plan otherwise. What's weird is that our next show on the 14th of this month is our last show at Emo's ever- I'm really gonna miss that place- so much memories are within those walls, stalls, and the stage big and small. Almost all my friends worked there at some point of their lives and I was lucky enough sometimes to get in for free even for the bigger shows. Sorry Emo's, I do not think the eastside location could ever be or close like the Original.
The free show at Obsolete Industries, Melissa Bryans record release, was amazing. The room actually sounded great and of course the people attending were the most awesomest. Thanks Melissa for showing my art.
This flyer is still Factory inspired- I finished the book a few weeks ago and I am still inspired by the Warhol aesthetic. Ha! thanks Andy.
September 19th, 2011
I just uploaded a few videos from our friend Angel Delgado. Check out his Blogger and youtube profile. If you really want to see what is going on in Austin with politics aside- Angel actually covers a good portion of it. Go To Videos
September 13th, 2011
I still wish I was near the sea, near enough that I could go take the subway to the beach- I need inspiration. I do not think that there is a good time to close the doors to new horizons. It's the only way I can be normal- I need to reach for the unknown- I thought you've always known that about me.
This quote just made me laugh- I just thought I needed to share:
My favourite Jagger is Jade. I love Mick and Bianca, but Jade is more my speed. I thought her how to colour and she thought me how to play Monopoly. She was four and I forty-four. Mick got jealous. He said I was a bad influence because I gave her champagne.
from the book Warhol by V. Bockris
September 6th, 2011
Somebody gave us the death slip. We're literally on fire. This has been the hottest summer to date and still we do not have any chance of rain on the radar. Our best chance totally teased us and veered right toward Louisiana and Alabama. All we got from Tropical Storm Lee was a dry north winds which fans the fire even worst. This place is a dust bowl- the Sahara of Central Texas. I should be riding camels and wearing some sort of a desert garb.
We might be playing Sunday, the 30th of October. Red 7 has this garage sale on the last Sunday of each month that starts late afternoons. We're still in the process of confirming but there's a slim chance we might play. Anyway, hope we can do it. I'll try to make some type of advert for it- a garage sale advert type, that would be the first!
Our show at the Beauty Bar went pretty well actually. I had some technical difficulties but overall it was a pretty fun show. Thanks for all the people that came and supported us and thanks to the other bands.
My amp broke down during practice last week and now it seems like my main pedal is dead. I am sooo needy!
August 31st, 2011
Alyse got us a show at Emo's. We're playing with some pretty awesome bands: the Ripe, Wesley Coleman, and James Arthur's Manhunt. I believe it's on the 14th of October. Man, I have been watching Jake and Nick play for years and I do not even think we ever played with their band Ripe. Anyway, can't wait for this show too.
Meet us at the Beauty Bar this Sunday. It's our first time playing with the French Inhales and Smithers. We can have our own dance party afterwards too, DJ Richard Henry will be spinning some groves after the bands play. Yeah, we really should not be seen at Elysium so much anyway- plus we can control the music better. Hope to see you there!
This has been one of the most memorable summer for me in a while. Too bad it is about to end. I really wish a hurricane would sweep up through here. I want life, I need water!
August 23rd, 2011
Our next show is at the Beauty Bar with the French Inhales, The Smithers and Bottle Service on the 4th of September. We have not played there in years. It's just before labor day so you might be off the next day actually. I am sure there will be some barbeque going on but maybe later you can catch us when you're ready to dance, you know like the way you really wanna lose it.
We're having a record summer. It's fuckin hot down here. The pools just closed and no one wants to leave their homes cuz it's too damn hot. I gave up on everything already- expectations are for the birds. Fuck you bird!
Here's a great quote from Andy Warhols biography by Victor Bockris:
Everything is art. You go to a museum and they say this is art and the little squares are hanging on the wall. But everything is art, and nothing is art. Because I think everything is beautiful - if it's right.
August 6th, 2011
We're not playing this month- my bandmates are traveling to see thier family. It's a good time to write some new songs or develop the ones we already have. We're looking for a show next month so hit us up if you think it will be a good fit.
July 19th, 2011
So.......... we're playing at Beerland this weekend for Deskonocidos last show. The Altars and Women in Prison are also in the bill. There seem to be so much things going on this coming Saturday but I really think that this show is worth five times over the cover price. These kids are vicious man- like wild dogs fighting for scraps. They want the cake, the keys to the city and the Jaguar in the garage. Obviously there's only a ten speed bicycle in there but still really cool for saving the environment. Anyways, can't wait for this weekend!
July 5th, 2011
We really had a fun show at the Broken Neck- I just really love the space and their new sound system. Granted I have not been there in over three years, it's the best space I've been through in years. It reminds me of my old hardcore days. Obviously they do not have air conditioning but only fans to cool the other fans- I do not really mind it but I can see how people would see it as a definite negative. Anyway, I'll try to get some photos up and maybe a video, Angel took some but it is only on Facebook. Let me see if I can find a link without logging in.
We just saw Blank City at the Alamo Drafthouse on Music Monday. Pretty cool clips from the No Wave movement- mostly focused on the film makers and the Cinema of Transgression. It features Amoes Poe, Nick Zedd, James Nares, Jim Jarmusch, Richard Kern, and many New York archetypes. Lydia Lunch is always great to see too- she has the best wit. This movie is directed by a french documentarian, Celine Danhier.
Our next show is at Beerland for Deskonocidos last show, Saturday, July 23rd. We play second after Women in Prison and the Altars is after us. This summer will never end and in a way I do not want it to end but we really need a break from the sun. We're getting moonburn for god sake! Anyhow, see you at the show.
July 2nd, 2011
We're playing our debut at the Broken Neck. It was over three years ago since I've been there. I just remember the after hour show they have mostly- something I usually try to avoid these days. Anyway, our show is actually early and with some great friends. Were playing with Love Collectors, Candi and the Cavities and a band from Philly called the Eeries. Hope to see you there.
June 29th, 2011
Our show in Corpus went well. We played at a really cool place- some sort of art complex/practice space called Studio B next door to Galvan Music. It's a small quaint place to play with great Christmas Lights lighting. The sound was actually pretty good for a small and simple console. Anyway, the crowd was pretty cool even though they really came to see their friends play, Space Fuzz- they headlined the show and all the kids there knew their songs and enjoyed their music very much. They do have a really cool scene going there now- hope they keep it up.
We spent the next day at the beach- we woke up early to rain but by noon most of the clouds have dissipated and almost too hot to be outside. Our hotel was on the bay which was almost a thirty minute drive to the real beach so it took us a while to reach our main destination. I brought two old surfboards and I was eager to reach the beach since the surf report project the waves to be 5 foot plus. I can hardly make it to the second break actually, it was pretty hard to get though there. I could not duck as many waves as I used to. Waves in Texas does not come in sets- it's just a constant battle against the wave and whitewater. Still the waves I caught was really fun and actually had fun teaching some of the guys how to surf.
We ate at Blackbeards for some seafood. I was more interested on the Gold Cup on the television- our waiter is the most abrupt server I've ever met but seems to compliment his post at Blackbeards. I was rooting for the US to win but Mexico out played them in the second half. It was a great game and the outcome was expected. My blackenned tilapia is to die for but some of the guys thought it was a good idea to eat for two. Anyhow, we walk back to our hotel with a few of us taking a detour for beer. By the time we got back some of the guys are already sleeping. We tried to uplift thier spirits but last night, the beach and the food took its toll and sent all of us to a more placid state. Good night Sunshine!
June 6th, 2011
Chaos is over but my head is still in the clouds. I blew it the first night anyway. I could not even function the next day. Our show at Trailer Space Records went pretty well. It was pretty hot and humid but over all we played pretty good. We met some ole friends and made a few new ones. Hope to meet them again on the road. I might wanna head up somewhere again and play a few shows out of town. Well, id gonna go to sleep now and hopefully I can make it fine tomorrow at work. Lates Yo
May 4th, 2011
So.............. we had our record release party a week and a half ago at Cheer up Charlies- it was really fun actually. The bar did not really care for the bands playing but it was great performing again to an intimate crowd. Thanks for all our friends that came- it's always great to see you guys. We're going to play Corpus Christi the 24th of June with the Hex Dispencers- can't wait to go to the beach again. We're gonna live it up and sip margaritas beach side. Let me know if you wanna come and join us. We will be staying on the beach! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!
We are also playing Tim Hefners Chaos In Tejas, the 5th of June at Trailer Space Records with a few other bands. I'll post the line up later- I forgot my phone again and the info is living inside my text mailbox. Anyway, have a great Memorial Day weekend
April 25th, 2011
Our show at Trailer Space was a disaster- it's not because we played badly or anything like that, we actually did not even hit the stage. There was just some misunderstanding, carelessness of civility and tact. Despite what happened, the show was still really fun- everyone seemed to love the drama and everyone talking behind each others back.........how rude!
We just got our records- you can order it from Super Secret Records or through us. I promise to work on our paypal account soon. Some of our friends are touring right now and you realy should check them out- Dikes of Holland are going through the East Coast.
I was initally attracted by their ferocity and the originality of the Pistols. Not as mucisians, but as a band, an attitude. You can't just take one side in terms of the Sex Pistols' importance. It was more than a band, it was theatrical presence onstage. Shock theater that was beautifully designed. It had incredible anger and power that seemed rooted in things older than rock and roll.
from the book ROTTEN
April 15th, 2011
Thanks to Chandler for booking us for this show with his band Bang Bang Theodores at Cheer Up Charlies. Our record just got here and we've decided this should be our record release show. We're still deciding on the insert but it should be ready by then. We should have a new song to debut or maybe a couple if we can work quickly enough. We're planing to finish an album by the end of the year or early next year. So many ideas with soooooo little time.
April 13th, 2011
It's getting hot in here but we do have a couple of good shows coming up to cool our early summer blues. As the flyer says below, we are playing our first show with Elvis less than two weeks from now at Trailer Space. Our next show is at Cheer Up Charlies with Bang Bang Theodores on the 13th of May. That might be our seven inch release show- hopefully our record will make it here before then. Still working on our site and a new video.
April 2nd, 2011
Our new seven inch should arrive soon. We already have the sleeve and just waiting on the record itself. I might actually try to create a pay pal account for those people who wants to buy it directly from us- our other materials will also be available. Don't forget to download some of the free recordings we have under media then music section of the site. I'll try to add more live recording soon. We're trying to secure a record release show early May so stay tuned.
March 25th, 2011
SXSW was even bigger this year and it was a mad house in the middle of corporate hipstress. The weather did cooperate much better this year though with no cold front sweeping the festival to hibernation. Both of our set went well and actually played a really cool art house just south of the river. Thanks Tim.
We have a couple of shows lined up- one is at Trailer Space with Elv!s and The Nouns April on 22nd, and the latter, as part of the closing portion of Chaos in Texas- I believe that will be at End of an Ear Records early June.
Our song's seems to be turning like the weather- the colors seems to be changing. I'm not sure to what but I'm glad we're exploring a different terrain. Our new single should be out in April- still debating where to hold the release show. I'm going swimming now- I love Texas in the spring.
March 14th, 2011
We just got the posters for our show. The one I've posted a few weeks back. Anyway, it looks great and I am just now plastering it around town. The shit hits the fun tomorrow. So many great show and most of them are free. I just visited Spots place Trailer Space and I might be camping out there for a good part of the festival. They have free beer and taquilas- they're sponsored. Spot might as well have a venue. Hope to see you guys around. I'll try to post some of photos and vids for all the people who is not blessed enough to make it. Have a great and safe SXSW.
March 7th, 2011
I got the line up for both show- so we play Super Secret/Mortville Records Showcase at Beerland on Wednesday night- starts at 8pm:
March 6th, 2011
We're playing another show in addition to our annual show at Beerland. Some acts might have dropped of the bill since SXSW has been cracking down on bands playing their official show. I am still in the dark on the venue and the bands were playing with but I'll post it as soon as I get the word.
There are plenty of free shows around town to see during SXSW. Beerland, Trailer Space Records, Spider House, Shangri-La, Eastide Drive Inn, Emos, and others are having free shows. Check out the listings at Austin Showlist. Some of the shows starts as early as Monday the 14th of March. Be safe, and remember to have fun! See you at the show.
February 21th, 2011
We're playing a show at Beerland on the 16th of March. I just finisined the flyer actually, Bearded Lady is printing it as we speak. The show will feature our long friend Johnny Walker's Ignorance Park, OBN IIIs, The SUPER MOTATRDS, Bill's Ichi Ni San Chi, Extravaganza and one of my new favorite band in Austin, Simple Circuit. We're looking for another show but it's still on the works. I'll post it when it's confirmed.
Thanks to everyone that attended our show at Cheer Up Charlies. It was such a fun night especially playng with good friends and great acts. I really hope we can do it again soon. Facebook doesn't let me grab my friends picts any longer- sucks. Here's the flyer for our South By show. It's my homage to basquiat and david hockney.
February 16th, 2011
Kingdom of Suicide Lovers was added to our show on the 19th of this month- YES!. The place itself is pretty small but these are some of my favorite bands here in Austin. I still do not know what time each bands are playing but who cares- this is gonna be great regardless. I'll add it on the flyer soon- just need a little bit of photoshop magic. Have a great week and I hope to see you at the show.
February 1st, 2011
I just added the mixed songs on our myspace profile- check them out here if you're curious enough. It's on its way to be mastered and it should be on vinyl in a month or two but hopefully before SXSW. We have two other new songs- We tried something not too dark and came up with some weird melodic traditional polka Mexican type on a mode unknown to any of us- JUST PERFECT! I can't wait to record it or just play it out. The other is the same jam that would melt you to the ground- hhahaha! I just realized what I have always already known but I was hoping for the better- wait, I might keep that but who reads lyrics anyways.
You can catch us at Cheer Up Charlies on the 19th of this month with Candi and the Cavities and DD Dagger. We might play some really new songs. Stay warm and have a beautiful day.
January 15th, 2011
I am eager to kill the city tonight. Just wrap it tight in a trash bag and tie a noose around it's neck and drag it to the ground. So much crap, the vaults is full of it. I just wish the rain would take a hold of all this crap and run it through the sewers and drown it into the river.
We just added some new videos from our show during Free Week at Beerland. Richard took the footage and uploaded it on YouTube. I just noticed how many videos we have on there now- some I've seen but many were new to me. A friend of ours, David Ray Dog, has been busy documenting bands here in Austin. Many bands that frequent Beerland are represented. Thanks again Dave. I almost forgot about that camera of yours- always hearing and seeing.
We Imagined ourselves as the Sons of Liberty with a mission to preserve, protect, and project the revolutionary spirit of rock and roll. We feared that the music which had given us sustenance was in danger of spiritual starvation. We feared it losing its purpose, we feared it falling to fattened hands, we feared it floundering in a mire of spectacle, finance and vapid technical complexity.
Patti Smith- Just Kids
January 29th, 2011
We just finished mixing last night. I have posted the result on our myspace account which I hardly check these days. You are able to upload my songs now which is pretty cool. Anyway, if you're curipus how it sounds, take a peak here
January 11, 2011
We just got a new show at Cheer Up Charlies- this place used to be Miss Beas a few years back, a little Mexican Bar east of the the freeway on 6th street. It's definitely one of my favorite bar lately, not just because it's cheap but the people there are very welcoming and has some better ideas than most. Among the other noise makers are DD Dagger and our long time partners in crime, Candi and the Cavities- they have a new line up which I have not seen so I am really excited to see them perform. There might be another band playing- I'll post it here once I find out.
We're still mixing our recording at the moment. It should be ready by South By. We just finished Free Week and it seems like everyone is too tired to keep anything going. I should post some of the recording on our Myspace page soon. We already have a couple more songs coming- stay tuned.