No, this is not a companion event to Austin's infamous Spam-O-Rama potted meat cook-off, this is actually an event commemorating October 8th, 2006 as Randy "Biscuit" Turner day in Austin, Texas (as officially proclaimed by Austin Mayor Will Wynne). As important in Austin's early punk scene as the late Clifford Antone was to Austin's blues scene, Biscuit could probably be considered the original poster child for the slogan "Keep Austin Weird."
My favorite memory of Biscuit was seeing him and the rest of the Big Boys, in drag, blasting though the soul track "Hollywood Swingin," with their amps set to 11 and a full horn section, at the old Duke's Royal Coach circa 1981.
The 2 day Biscuitfest event starts with a parade (they are looking for participants!) and ends up at Emo's with bands, films, and lots and lots of people from the old school punk days who used to haunt places like Raul's, Dukes, and Club Foot. I will be there with my camera trying to document as much as possible for the site, and I have heard there will be a number of special guests from the era. According to the Biscuitfest.org web site Exene Cervenka, Standing Waves, Hickoids, Pong, and Shooting Pains are all scheduled to perform with more bands to be announced.
I think Biscuit is up there giggling his ass off about the whole damned thing and wishing we wouldn't make such a fuss.