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Art Gray Noizz Quintet (w/Stu Spasm of Lubricated Goat), The Tunnel, Musk at The Knockout

  • The Knockout 3223 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

EARLY SHOW! 5-9pm. $10 at the door. 21+.

Spearheaded by twisted Australian guitar legend STU SPASM (Lubricated Goat), the ART GRAY NOIZZ QUINTET was originally formed to play an afterparty for the NYC premiere of Eric Robel's AMREP documentary THE COLOR OF NOISE. As Spasm puts it, "Eric thought I had a functioning lineup of Lubricated Goat but I have officially ended playing under that name. So it was obvious I must assemble a super group of the finest Noise Rockers New York had to offer . . . My main man, drummer "BLOODY" RICH HUTCHINS was away, so I enlisted drummer Jay Jay Meraz who did a great job but is still pissed off at me for having to abdicate the drummer's seat on Rich's return. Next, I recruited SKELETON BOY who, just as LeadBelly was the King Of The 12 String Guitar, is himself the King Of The Two String Bass. Then, came guitarist ANDREA SICCO of Twin Guns. When our guitars merge it forms a most piquant Aural Melange. I christened the ensemble THE ART GRAY NOIZZ QUINTET. Having laboured under the name STU for most of my life, only to discover the much cooler name of ART was hiding on the end all along - a new name for a new band."

"Crooked and restless, The Tunnel's discography draws apt comparisons to The Jesus Lizard, 16 Horsepower, Killing Joke, and The Birthday Party - a mixture of outlaw ballads soaked in dark musicianship. From apocalyptic jangles to hypnotic drum machines, sprawling sci-fi blues to pummeling, angular deathrock, these punk troubadours have many a lurid tale to tell."

The Nü-Monkees of Misanthropy™ return to a Bay Area stage for the first time in over a year, more loaded for bear than ever with the addition of FNU Clone mastermind Jim Vail for some reason or another. You dreamt it, now live it!