The triumphant return of the Butthole Surfers to New York nearly ended in a melee last night (July 29) at Webster Hall, after frontman Gibby Haynes was escorted off-stage by security following a physical altercation with the club's soundman.
A rock band that sings about numerology and primary color spectrums? Did Lewis and Gilbert from "Revenge of the Nerds" get the Tri Lambs back together for a reunion album to prove their win in the talent competition at the Greek Games wasn't a fluke?
Playing upon legendary critic Greil Marcus' famous line in his American folk analysis "Invisible Republic," "New, Weird America" was a phrase coined by Scottish writer David Keenan in his cover story for the Aug. 2003 issue of the Wire.
In the 10 years since former Plague Lounge/current Comets On Fire guitarist Ben Chasny created his sonic alter-ego Six Organs of Admittance, he's done everything in his power to challenge his listeners with odd tunings and fervent affinity for the raga artistry of John Fahey and Robbie Basho.
If you were looking to catch a quality freak show this Halloween, you could have looked no further than the Roseland in midtown Manhattan, where the B-52's played a rare New York show in front of a sold-out crowd glammed up to the max in a strange parade of holiday regalia.