Benefit for John Anderson, notorious singer of 1980’s hardcore heroes Doomsday Massacre, as well as owner of Lone Star Posters, who is undergoing long-term medical care. Featuring Anarchitex, Mydolls, the Hates, Screech of Death, Mel Hell and $50.00 Goat, and the Biscuit Bombs with special guests.
$10.00, starts at 9 PM sharp, with the reunion gig of Anarchitex, featuring members of Really Red, Pain Teens, Beatless, Happy Fingers Institute, and more!
The Hates (Houston, TX)
The Hates has been called “Houston’s first and last punk band”, and with over thirty years of blood, sweat, and that familiar mohawk, those words may be more true than their author ever knew. From his very first live show in 1978, Christian Arnheiter (now Kidd) has steered this legendary band through decades of disco, pop, new wave, hair bands, hip-hop, crossover country, and now the newest fad of tribute bands to keep punk rock alive.
In a time when many early eighties groups are getting back together to play reunion shows, the Hates have the distinction of being the oldest continuously performing unsigned punk band. And despite the love/hate relationship the local music scene has had with punk rock over the years, the Bayou City will always be their home.
Mydolls (Houston, TX)
Mydolls (1978-present), Houston’s original femme punk band, was formed in 1978 by guitarist and vocalist Trish Herrera, bassist Dianna Ray, guitarist and vocalist Linda Younger and drummer George Reyes. As one of the earliest art punk bands in Houston, Mydolls created a DIY sound that was as ethereal, fluid and poetic as it was politically charged and feminist. Throughout their nearly 40-year history, these pioneering musicians have paved a path for women and minorities in the music and arts scenes, and they continue to perform today with their original lineup. During the 1980s, Mydolls were interviewed by John Peel on BBC Radio and performed in Win Wenders’ Cannes award-winning film Paris, Texas. Mydolls and the Houston punk scene were the focus of a 2016 music-based lecture series at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and the band most recently performed as part of the SPEAKEASY experimental music and art program series at Lawndale Art Center in Houston. Their latest EP, It’s Too Hot for Revolution, was released as a collectible red vinyl edition in February 2017.
Anarichitex (Houston, TX)
Although the Anarchitex have roamed the post-punk musical landscape of Houston for nearly three decades, the band’s cantankerous barrage of noise remains far under the radar. … crown them alongside other local veterans like The Hates and Mydolls as both survivors and sonic entrepreneurs, albeit with a more caustic underbelly than both.v – David Emsinger, Houston Press
Screech of Death (Houston, TX)
“..the righteously named Screech of Death, a relatively new “midtempo old-school punk” combination of two Texas punk warriors and one L.A. import. The Californian is Lisafer, Screech of Death’s lead singer and bassist, whose impressive rap sheet includes hitches with storied goth-punks 45 Grave, D.I., Nina Hagen and most recently Snapper, which also featured Rikk Agnew of the Adolescents.
Joining her is drummer Arthur Hayes, an original member of notorious cornholers the Hickoids as well as The Next and Mystery Date, and a longtime San Antonio scenester who used to book bands at legendary Alamo City dive Tacoland. Although it’s his first band playing guitar, J.R. Delgado’s local punk credentials span notable names like Doomsday Massacre, the Party Owls, Anarchitex and Sugar Shack; he also owned and operated landmark punk/alternative club the Axiom long before east downtown’s so-called “Warehouse District” was trendy.” – Houston Press
Mell Hell and $50 Goat (Houston, TX)
Zipperneck meets Texas Mod Crushers and has a baby goat.
Biscuit Bombs (Houston, TX)
The Texas Biscuit Bombs / The Biscuit Bombs were formed from the Slurpees from Houston, TX, who could no longer use the name, due to copyright issues. The band was itself a group, but often added Biscuit as guest singer, which led to a full-time pursuit. The band started gigging in 2001 and played frequently in Houston, Austin, Dallas, New Orleans, and even a British tour set up by Welly of Artcore zine and the band Four Letter Word. In 2005, after a series of shows in Texas, Biscuit died, quite suddenly. In 2010, Modern City Records in Lyon, France (http://www.moderncityrecords.com/) released the demos from Biscuit Bombs, two superb live shows from Rudyards Pub in Houston, TX, from 2005, and demos from Biscuit late-1980’s venture Cargo Cult. A very rare 45 was also issued in Wales, UK containing selected tracks from Cargo Cult, Biscuit Bombs, and Big Boys, since deleted. The band’s version of “Frat Cars” (The Big Boys) also appeared on a free CD insert for the zine Magyar Taraj from Hungary, edited by Balazs Sarkadi of the long-running band Bankrupt.