San Antonio based label Saustex and the Hickoids are pleased to announce the full lineup of the 2013 Austin Corn Loversʼ Fiesta, featuring The Old 97’s, David Yow fronting The Dicks rhythm section as The Dildos, Two Hoots and a Holler, Rosie Flores, The Beaumonts and a slew of other regional heroes. Not to be confused with another somewhat larger and similarly acronymed festival (hereafter referred to as the “other ACL”) that takes place in Austin during the same timeframe, The Austin Corn Loversʼ Fiesta offers unique differences and amenities:
• Air Conditioning - Normally still a necessity during the first half of October in Texas. • Reasonably Priced Drinks - No $8 beer here.• Indoor Plumbing - Always a great idea unless you are camping.• Low Cover Charges - Less than a soda and/or a turkey leg at the “other ACL”.
• Great TEXAS Talent - All killer, no filler.
The floating club mini-fest, now in its fourth year seeks to present outsider roots and punk music in an intimate atmosphere. If you canʼt catch a picture of the band on your phone you ainʼt in the club! This is THE Austin that the rep was built on -- not the bloated, sweltering hipster wannabe episode of “Entourage” it has become.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 4TH – THE LONGBRANCH INN
HICKOIDS - POOR DUMB BASTARDS - DOLLYROCKERS - BULEMICS
doors 9:30pm - show at 10pm
21+/ $5 @ the door
1133 E. 11th St. – Austin, TX
This Friday night kick-off show should prove to be a frenetic beginning to the festivities. Hickoids will corncentrate on material from "We're In It For The Corn", "Hard Corn" and "Waltz A-Cross Texas". The Poor Dumb Bastards will show everyone why they are Texas' # 1 drunk rock band, leaving jaws hanging everywhere they go. Also from Houston, the DollyRockers (not to be confused with the Brit girl-group) sling a sultry brand of hard rock infused with psychobilly and country edge. Austin's Bulemics deliver chaotic and Dwarves-esque anthems with politically incorrect charm.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 5th - INFEST
BENEFIT FOR GARY FLOYD of THE DICKS
with DAVID YOW & THE DILDOS - POCKET FISHRMEN -THE GAY SPORTSCASTERS - THEM LOVELY LOLLYGAGGERS - EL PATHOS -PURE LUCK - RICE MOOREHEAD & HIS LADIES - SCORPIO RISING - DARK PLANES
213 W 4th Street – Austin, TX
Doors 6:30pm - show at 7pm
ALL AGES/ $8 Advance, $12 @ the door
It is hard to underestimate Gary Floyd's lasting influence on the seminal Texas Punk Scene of the late 70's and early 80's. His confrontational performance style combined with bluesy and soulful vocal styling make him one of America's true underground heroes from his early work with the Dicks onto later efforts with Sister Double Happiness and Black Kali Ma. Not to mention he was openly gay in an era long before celebrities came out because they were having a slow career week, can seriously spout some Chairman Mao and is feted in the early Butthole Surfers classic "Gary Floyd". Gary's fallen on tough times with one recent knee replacement surgery and another pending in addition to being evicted from his rent controlled San Francisco home.
We're throwing a benefit for him with David Yow (vocalist of proto-grunge act Scratch Acid, later The Jesus Lizard and Qui, now focused on an acting career) having graciously and generously agreed to fly in and front the recent touring edition of The Dicks (with the original rhythm section of Buxf Parrot and Pat Deason on bass and drums respectively, and Davy Jones of Hickoids and Mark Kenyon filling the role of deceased guitarist Glen Taylor).
If this once in a lifetime pairing isn't enough reason to show up there is ample support from a host of locals: The Pocket FishRmen -- Austin's long running sci-fi punk metal gawds--made notorious by John Peel's love of their "Amy Carter" single; The Gay Sportscasters -- Austin's roots punk answer to The Happy Mondays; El Pathos play a scorching countrified moto-punk; Butthole Surfers bassist and Honky frontman Jeff Pinkus fresh off The Melvins' 30th anniversary tour waxes country with Pure Luck; Hickoids bassist Rice fronts the dual drum attack of Rice Moorehead & His Ladies; Scorpio Rising creep underground dance grooves; San Antonio's Dark Planes will pop an LSD laced Memphis lo-fi cap in your ass to start things off. Should be a night to remember. Make the scene.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 11th - HOLE IN THE WALL
THE OLD 97's - IN & OUTLAWS - HICKOIDS - PURPLE STICKPIN (Featuring T. TEX EDWARDS) - RICKY BROUSSARD'S TWO HOOTS & A HOLLER - WESTERN STAR
2538 Guadalupe Street – Austin, TX
Doors at 8 pm/show at 8:30 pm
21+/$8 at the door
Austin's legendary Hole in The Wall is a fitting venue for a great night of roots and garage. Dallas' alt-country super heroes The Old 97's are nice enough to offer to drop in and play a club set while in town recording this night...word has it they may be joined by a very special guest. San Antonio's In & Outlaws are perpetually one of Saustex bossman Jeff Smithʼs favorite bands and have recently added an accordion to the band...this will be their ACLF debut. T. Tex Edwards fronts his hard-edged garage act Purple Stickpin. Ricky Broussard's Two Hoots & A Holler are a longtime staple of the Austin roots scene and promise to rock the house. Western Star is a highly touted duo from Baltimore. Hickoids will figure out something to keep up with the George Joneses...
SATURDAY OCTOBER 12th – THE WHITE HORSE
THE BEAUMONTS - HICKOIDS - CHURCHWOOD - ROSIE FLORES & THE RIVETORS
500 Comal Street – Austin, TX
doors at 8:30 pm - show at 9pm - 21+ - $5 at the door
The final night of The Corn Lovers Fiesta goes down at The White Horse, where a good time can only fall prey to no less than an Ebola outbreak. The Beaumonts headline the night with their drug-addled brand of porno honky-tonk. Relatively well-behaved Hickoids will attempt to sabotage them by liberally dousing the stage with corn oil. Churchwood will deliver a bluesy, garagified, snake handling tent revival in their first appearance at The White Horse. Rosie Flores & The Rivetors will make plain why she's in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. ¡AYI!