Saustex Records, The Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta and the ABGB present an early evening of “Rock’n’Roll & Trash” benefiting H.A.A.M. – the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. As tens of millions of dollars flow through the music economy of Austin during SXSW we find it important to support the folks who keep the town rocking the other 360 days of the year. H.A.A.M. provides low-cost insurance and medical services to Austin musicians who could not otherwise afford coverage by leveraging contributions with affiliated service providers. The non-profit organization and Austin’s musicians deserve your help.
The event features a well-rounded bill:
10:30 pm Ian Quiet & The Prof.Fuzz 63 (Shreveport, LA)
Ian and his band absolutely stole the show last year during SX Music Week at ABGB with a trashy mixture of punk disco and noise reminiscent of The Happy Mondays, Bonaparte and Flipper, and, an over the top stage show. Not to be missed.
9:30 Butch County (Austin, TX)
Katy Koonce and her band really stomp with a party-vibed, 70’s UK glam informed brand of bluesy hard rock.
8:30 The Far Forlorn (Chicago, IL)
Jon Langford – main man of legendary UK punk cum alt-country act the Mekons and Bloodshot Records mainstay The Waco Brothers returns to Austin with another side-project that offers all of the elements he’s known for: Passion, poetry, three chords and the truth.
7:30 Texas Bob Juarez (Liverpool, UK)
Originally from San Antonio – Señor Juarez has made his home and career in the UK for the last two decades. Notable for his role in the mid-2000’s as the musical leader of a revived Television Personalities (an early Rough Trade Records act that played an infectious brand of naive/lo-fi/psych pop) in addition to having toured with Adam Ant, Texas Bob currently tours as a solo act throughout Europe and plays in Rose McDowal’s band (Strawberry Switchblade, Current 93, Coil, Psychic TV, Spell, Rosa Mundi.) He has just released a new album titled ‘Sparkle Stars… Northern Lights I See’ that features seventeen tracks of angsty psychedelic pop rendered in a very personal style. Texas Bob Juarez is a pure artist and true outsider.
6:30 One Good Lung (Austin, TX)
Fronted by the unhealthily alluring and assaultive poster girl Aimee Lane, One Good Lung render succinct and revved up dirges suggestive of The Melvins. Wear knee pads and eye protection.
5:30 Mean Motor Scooter (Ft. Worth, TX)
These young folks from the DFW metroplex deliver surf infused garage rock in the lo-fi style of many Burger Records acts, splitting the musical difference between Austin’s own melodic Ugly Beats and Memphis trash legends The Oblivians.