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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Flipper Bring the Noise With David Yow

Live Review: Flipper Bring the Noise With David Yow

Flipper with David Yow Street Eaters Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco October 10, 2015 It made perfect sense that the first ever public performance of pioneering San Francisco noise-punks Flipper with iconic Scratch Acid and The Jesus Lizard frontman…
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Music, Hear This Scratch Acid: Show Preview

Scratch Acid: Show Preview

Though probably best known as an integral part of the lurching, corrosive juggernaut the Jesus Lizard, singer David Yow and bassist David William Sims arguably exerted more influence with the artful dissonance of pioneering '80s noise-punk outfit Scratch Acid. Rounded…
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Music, The Jesus Lizard: Still crazy after all these years

The Jesus Lizard: Still crazy after all these years

The Jesus Lizard is one of the few heavy bands to emerge from second-wave punk's golden era with a commitment to totally insane fun. Back when fanzines ruled and alternative rock was truly alternative, most groups were either angsty and…
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Music, Noise Nerds Unite

Noise Nerds Unite

David Yow, former frontman for the ever-influential, post-hardcore noise acts Scratch Acid and Jesus Lizard (predecessors to bands like Nirvana, Liars, and Lightning Bolt), has lived some amazing music moments. His favorite: playing Johnny Rotten in a Sex Pistols cover…
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Music, Record The Jesus Lizard

The Jesus Lizard

The Jesus Lizard Bang (Touch and Go) It's a familiar story: Hard-working indie band gradually scrabbles its way to infamy and success, lands a major label deal, gets dropped two discs into a three-release contract, disbands, and is memorialized with…
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Hear This

Jesus Lizard I've seen Jesus Lizard singer David Yow deliriously throw down shot after shot of cheap booze before a gig, prance atop a tiny bar kicking bottles to and fro, then crash backward onto a hardwood floor. I've seen…
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