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Music, All Shook Down Urine Big Trouble! 5 Public Pissers and the Messes They've Made

Urine Big Trouble! 5 Public Pissers and the Messes They've Made

There are few things in life that truly unite us all as human beings. No matter what else in the world separates us, there is no race or gender or class when it comes to the most important aspects of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Video Helps the Radio Star

Video Helps the Radio Star

MTV made the music video popular, but artists have long been melding visuals to sound — and they're still finding new ways to do it. Consider Lori Varga. The contemporary Dadaist collages bits and pieces of analog film and digital…
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Music, Hear This Concert preview: Roky Erickson & Okkervil River

Concert preview: Roky Erickson & Okkervil River

Roky Erickson, singer for the 1960s Texas psychedelic legends the 13th Floor Elevators, was gravely beset by drug problems and mental illness for many years. He has emerged from his dark places, resuming his career with varying levels of success.…
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Calendar, Night&Day What What-ers?

What What-ers?

From the damaged grind of 1987’s classic album Locust Abortion Technician to 1996’s Beck-like fluke single “Pepper,” Butthole Surfers have veered from snotty underdogs to accidental hitmakers and back again. In fact, despite a brush here and there with the…
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Music, Butthole Surfers remain on the precipice

Butthole Surfers remain on the precipice

At the Butthole Surfers' triumphant Austin homecoming in September, Gibby Haynes stripped out of his custom-designed T-shirts, one layer at a time. The iconoclastic vocalist's white Ts revealed different hand-written slogans, each more absurd than the last. "Urine." "Hockey cunt."…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Caught on KUSF: Wildildilfe's Helter-Skelter Mood Mash

Caught on KUSF: Wildildilfe's Helter-Skelter Mood Mash

Call me old-fashioned, but one of my favorite ways of discovering music is still through the radio. It reminds me of being a kid, staying up late waiting for some catchy new song to come on Portland's pop station so…
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Music, Senses Burning Overtime

Senses Burning Overtime

Seemingly more of a cult with ever-morphing lineups than a rock band proper, Indian Jewelry taps into psychedelia's darker, more tribalistic veins with often equilibrium-upsetting results. Starting life in Houston as Swarm of Angels, Indian Jewelry "began in a shitstorm…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

The first time I saw a fat man fuck was at a Butthole Surfers gig in the mid-'80s, at the chicken-tender age of 15. The sex-change-operation footage that I expected from a BS show paled next to a couple of…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Brooklyn's Mink Lungs could bring out the beleaguered parent in anyone, even those too young to remember the late-"80s golden age of slacker rock. You want to sit the band"s members down and command them to get a career going…
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