Roky Erickson and the Explosives at Threadgills photo by jeff barringer - staff photographer
As you read this Slayer is just finishing up a little mini-tour down under with a show in Brisbane, followed by a show in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday. Then back to the states to rest up for a European tour that kicks off in March. Now that the doctor has finally cleared me to travel again after SXSW, I might take a trip out to see Kerry during his down time to interview him, and check out his neat snake collection.
Speaking of friends on the road Chris, Ollie and Paul over in the Zico Chain, having survived their trip to America, are kicking off a month-long U.K. tour starting on Saturday. Another friend on the road is Roky Erickson, who just got done performing a psychedelic showcase at the Bowery in New York - to good reviews from none other than Rolling Stone. Roky's next gig will be at Coachella next week. Also at Coachella next week - Moondog! Heading out on his first OFFICIAL club kingsnake photo assignment, Gary will be shooting pics of Roky, Rage, the Pumpkins and everyone else he can get in front of. Glenn Polanco from our reptile site will be doing the write up for this year's Coachella. My only advice to the guys - stay away from the brown fish tacos!
Les Claypool is firing up his Fancy Band again this summer to promote the launch of a new DVD. The tour starts in May and hits a couple of festivals as well as a cutting a wide swath across North America. Les will be playing Milwaukee and Austin on this tour, so we should be able to give you some great coverage, and possibly an interview.
I will be hitting the bricks myself next week, hopefully covering George Thorogood at Stubb's on Thursday, and with a little luck getting a Burden Brothers interview on Friday. Lots of great shows coming up. Watch for more updates soon.
Finally, the music world mourns the loss of possibly the most famous ukulele player of all time, the Lawrence Welk of Luana Kai, Mr. Don Ho. After a career spanning over 40 years entertaining visitors and servicemen in the islands, Ho has given away his last lei. Don passed away from heart failure on Saturday at age 76.
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