I saw Public Image Limited on American Bandstand. We rarely watched Bandstand but we were at a friend's house.
I saw Billy Squier at the Roundhouse. My first real concert.
Saw R.E.M. at Six Flags over Georgia. I think The Judys opened.
I was in a band called Dial A Miracle. We went through so many drummers.
Saw Lou Reed at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Drove down with Sterling Owen.
Thanksgiving Punk Fest. Punks and skinheads finally united.
Punk rock comes to Chattanooga. We started to get real DIY shows in Chattanooga in 1984.
I saw the Black Crowes before they were really the Black Crowes. They were the opening band. They were pretty good.
The Red M&Ms recorded our five-song cassette, Unhealthy. After the recording my brother got picked up to go to summer camp.
I saw The Ramones at Bucknell University. I had a great time but I wore some vintage shoes and they hurt.
I saw The Ramones at Williams College. I guess I traveled up from Boston?
Saw R.E.M. at Stokley Athletic center at the University of Tennessee. 10,000 Maniacs opened.
Everything Tool played with Abstracts at Cityside. This had to be one of my first attempts at setting type on a computer.
Everything Tool played with Across The Yard at China King. Across the Yard were, in fact, the jangliest.
I saw Fugazi at the Library in Knoxville. Lotsa hillbilly white supremacists showed up.
Snake Oil's first practice. We came out of the basement to discover the Gulf War had started.
Snake Oil played Gryphons with Swell. Gryphon's was the laundry where we practiced.
Saw Mark Eitzel at Acme. It was too noisy a venue.
Hi-Balls did a photo shoot. When they bring out the white seamless, you've made it.
The Hi-Balls record got reviewed in some magazines. Maximum Rock and Roll thought it was great.
I saw Little Richard on Tom Snyder's show. I saw this live when it was first aired.
Hi-Balls played at Brew's with Burnley Vest and MacArthur. When they bring out the white seamless, you've made it.
Saw The Lyres at Brownie's. This had to be the time they were almost snowed out.
The Hi-Balls played The Continental on my birthday. Great show. Al gave me a plaque.
The Hi-Balls played an acoustic gig for a party at some guy named Karl's house. We wrecked the place.
rehearsed at Prince Studio, probably with Hi-Balls. Most of the studios were on 30th Street.
Hi-Balls played Brownie's with MacArthur. I need details.
Dark Marbles played the Spiral.
Dark Marbles played the Spiral again.
Dark Marbles played the Continental.
I played an open mic at Checkpoint Charlie. This was my first visit to New Orleans.
The Innuendos first date recording with Mitro. We recorded down in the basement.
The Innuendos second date recording with Mitro. We recorded down in the basement
The Innuendos played Nightingale's. The Innuendos played a gig with a couple of favorite NYC bands.
I saw ZZ Top. I learned about my new boss as well.
Stacks played Ernie K-Doe's Mother-In-Law Lounge With Final Solutions. Except...I'm not sure this show really happened.
Dirty Knives played our first show at Mermaid Lounge. We opened for The Bruisers and The Bullies.
Dirty Knives played a house party near UNO. We opened for The Bruisers and The Bullies.
Dirty Knives played Checkpoint Charlie's with Dinteen.
Dirty Knives played Tipitina's with The Forty Fives. We recorded the show.
Sleepy Heads played Mermaid Lounge with Zoom. I tried out for Zoom at one point, it didn't go well.
Dirty Knives played with The Woggles at Tasty World in Athens. I guess the Woggles had a guarantee and we didn't but they gave us ten bucks for gas.
Dirty Knives played with Rock*A*Teens at Tipitina's, I think. I honestly don't recall playing Tip's twice but I guess we did.
Dirty Knives played Rock n Bock with Lowerline. We got to this lonely place and Dan said "This is like being on tour in North Dakota."
Dirty Knives played Mermaid Lounge with Westbury Squares and Astroblast.
Hi-Balls played the Strathmore Ballroom.
Dirty Knives played the Bayou in Baton Rouge with Rigid and Ouroboros.
Dirty Knives played the Mermaid with Fireballs of Freedom.
Dirty Knives played the Mermaid with the Quaalords.
Dirty Knives played El Matador with Sugar Tank. At the end of our set Trey hopped down the little steps at the side of the stage, smashing them to bits.
Dirty Knives played Checkpoint Charlie's. I hurt myself a little goofing off on their stage fence.
Dirty Knives played Dixie Taverne. The cops took all the money.
Sleepy Heads first show at Circle Bar.
Dirty Knives played Mermaid Lounge with Hip Replacements and 66 Goat. I think both 66 Goat and Hip Replacements were power duos.
Sleepy Heads played a birthday party at Mermaid Lounge.
Dirty Knives played Checkpoint's with The Wednesdays.
Dirty Knives played Tasty World in Athens. It was just two days after 9/11.
Dirty Knives played Bandito Burrito in Huntsville, Alabama. The picture is from 1990, found on a website.
Dirty Knives played Pilot Light in Knoxville.
Sleepy Heads played El Matador with Hip Replacements. I do remember this show happening. I have no evidence that it did though.
Dirty Knives played at El Matador with Fontanelles UK.
Dirty Knives played at Mermaid Lounge with Finishing School.
Sleepy Heads played Circle Bar.
Dirty Knives played Mermaid Lounge with Immortal Lee County Killers. Immortal Lee County Killers' drummer J.R.R. Tokin' used his floor tom strictly as a coffee table.
Sleepy Heads played the Circle Bar.
Sleepy Heads played the Mermaid Lounge.
Sleepy Heads played El Matador with Supagroup.
Sleepy Heads played New Year's Eve at Circle Bar. This turned out to be our final show.
The Sleepyheads played at Mermaid Lounge.
The Sleepyheads played another show at Circle Bar.
Dirty Knives played Strathmore Ballroom.
Dirty Knives played Dixie Taverne again. The venue was un-airconditioned.
All-Night Movers played at Jeff Pounds' house. Jeff made crawfish etouffée.
All-Night Movers played a show at Sara Essex's studio. It was downtown on Carondelet Street.
All-Night Movers played El Matador with Zoom. I broke too many guitar strings.
All-Night Movers played to a crowded house at the Circle Bar. This is probably the apotheosis of my New Orleans social life, back when I had one.
All-Night Movers played the Mermaid Hallowe'en Masked Ball as ELO. Slade got us matching Jeff Lynne wigs and shades.
I got interviewed by Bunny Matthews for Offbeat. I don't think the managing editor was too thrilled.
All-Night Movers played at El Matador with Mondo Topless. We went out for fried chicken after.
All-Night Movers played Circle Bar. I jumped on a patron who somehow fell asleep. Everybody said the guy was some sort of mafioso and I should expect retribution.
Dirty Knives played our last show at Mermaid Lounge with The Forty Fives. We had a new drummer but the change didn't do what we wanted it to.
All-Night Movers played the Circle Bar in Santa hats, in January. Looks like we had some festive and timely headwear.
All-Night Movers started a Southern tour. We started in Athens but we didn't actually play there.
All-Night Movers played the Star Bar in Atlanta. We played with a band called The A-Sides.
All-Night Movers played the Pilot Light in Knoxville. A comedian opened the show.
All-Night Movers played a house party in Huntsville, Alabama. At a house in a trailer park.
All-Night Movers played at Jeff Pounds' house again. It was Jeff's birthday I think.
Saw Charm City Brokers at d.b.a. I guess I went, it's in my date book.
Saw VLADRM and Fontanelles at El Matador. I feel like there was another band called Golden Showers on the bill but I dunno.
All-Night Movers played at El Matador with Demolition Doll Rods. Dan Kroha (ex-Gories!) had a nifty "diddley-bow". I had forgotten we played on this show.
All-Night Movers played the Hi-Ho Lounge with the Bangs and Original 3. The Bangs had a song called "Dirty Knives".
All-Night Movers played the Hi-Ho Lounge with the Ka-Nives. The Ka-Nives said New Orleans shows were stiff and nobody came. This time they were right.
Slade and I flew to New York. Starting our first and only New York tour.
All-Night Movers played 219 Flamingo with The Demands. I never heard of the club before or since.
All-Night Movers played at Lakeside Lounge. Continuing the tradition of playing on my birthday.
All-Night Movers played at Hank's Saloon in Brooklyn. Very fun show and we recorded it.
Slade and I flew to New Orleans on Mardi Gras. Concluding our first and only New York tour.
All-Night Movers played at Mermaid Lounge with Thee Shams and Cary Hudson. I definitely remember the show.
All-Night Movers played at El Matador with Scott Carpenter and the Real McCoys. These were our friends from Buffalo.
All-Night Movers played Sound Exchange in Houston with Ka-Nives. We were fine. Ka-Nives were over the top.
All-Night Movers played Beerland in Austin with Ka-Nives. My first experience wtih Texas' blue laws.
Stacks played One-Eyed Jacks with Doctor-a-Go-Go and Pocket Foxx. Got out my black and green inks.
Stacks played a reunion show at the Circle Bar. I don't remember why we called it a reunion.
Stacks played at the compound on Rendon Street. Was this a Hallowe'en show?
Saw The Ka-Nives at the Circle Bar. I would put them up against any band in the world for best live show.
All-Night Movers played at Dixie Taverne with Preacher's Kids and Original 3. I was just a huge fan of Preacher's Kids. Wish I could have been in the band.
All-Night Movers played the Hi-Ho Lounge with Dex Romweber Duo. A huge handful of people came.
Stacks played the Mermaid Lounge. I don't remember it, somebody remind me.
I went to Gretna Fest and saw two favorite acts on the same day. It was as if they designed this show specifically for me.
The Stacks played The Mermaid Lounge with Bamboo Kids. We did an interview on WTUL before the show.
All-Night movers got a song on a compilation.
Stacks played New Year's Eve at Ernie K-Doe's Mother-In-Law Lounge. I think this was the first of three New Yearses we played there.
Stacks played New Year's Eve at Ernie K-Doe's Mother-In-Law Lounge with Lottie Collins, Ka-Nives, and Jimmy and The Wolfpack. We had nothing to hold the kick drum in place so for a while I sat in front of it.
MAXIMVS! played a Mardi Gras type party at Trey's house. Actually our first show.
MAXIMVS! played our first show at the Big Top. I said I would only be in the band if I could play drums. The thing is, I didn't know how to play drums.
I saw Andre Williams on Valentine's Day. Had to be at Circle Bar or One Eyed Jack's.
We built columns for MAXIMVS! We thought we really needed these.
MAXIMVS! played at the Big Top again after the Muses parade. Less than a week after our first show.
The Stacks played the Big Top on Lundi Gras. I wonder if it was actually MAXIMVS! that played this gig, though.
MAXIMVS! walked around and played all over on Mardi Gras day. We stopped at Buffa's and played a short set, uninvited.
The Stacks played the Big Top, I think for the first time.
I saw The Fuse and The Ponys at Circle Bar. I liked the Ponys until I got thoroughly sick of the singer's voice.
Stacks played Lounge Lizards with The Sophisticats, I made a special flyer. The paper color was really important.
Stacks played Dragon's Den with Bipolaroid and Ratty Scurvics. The venue gives me the willies but it was a fun show.
Stacks played Ernie K-Doe's Mother-In-Law Lounge with Whiskeyfoot. A summer saturday.
The Stacks played Lounge Lizards with Ka-Nives and Spinns. There have to be pictures from this.
MAXIMVS! played at Rudyard's in Houston. How big is your want-to?
MAXIMVS! went to Barton Springs in Austin. We didn't have a gig but we wanted to go anyway.
All-Night Movers played the Emerald Bar in St. Pete. I guess this was the last All-Night Movers gig.
The Stacks played the Circle Bar on a really hot night.
The Stacks played at Dr. Cliff Davis's garage. I think this was the first time playing the garage.
The Stacks played a happy hour show at the Mermaid Lounge with Black Bonnets. Black Bonnets had Andrew Donaldson, who'd later join the Stacks.
MAXIMVS! played the Star Bar in Atlanta. Trey got punched in the face, but it wasn't his fault.
MAXIMVS! played the Cave in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Part of a big fun fest called Blackbeard's Lost Weekend.
The Stacks played Lounge Lizards with The Sutures. I'm sorry, I don't remember The Sutures at all.
The Stacks played the Bridge Lounge. I remember having incredible suicidal/elated mood swings on this day.
The Stacks played another happy hour show at the Mermaid Lounge. I guess we tried the Happy Hour thing again.
Stacks played the Circle Bar.
Stacks played the Circle Bar, another Friday.
The Stacks played Sluggo's in Pensacola. I sort of made an ass of myself.
The Stacks played the Big Top with This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb, Dinteen, and Narcissy. We looked good in front of those velvet curtains.
The Stacks played the Big Top again. What happened to the velvet curtains?
The Stacks played Cafe Istanbul after The Goodnight Show. It probably wasn't a great idea.
The Stacks played Lounge Lizards with Paradise Vendors. Paradise Vendors weren't like any other band in town, good stuff.
The Stacks played Balcony Bar with Zydepunks and Narcissy for St. Patrick's Day. We tore it up at this show to a well-oiled crowd. I also saw something remarkable on the way to the gig.
Stacks played Ernie K-Doe's Mother-In-Law Lounge with the Interlopers. Interlopers had a good new record about to come out.
The Stacks played at The Big Top with Jeremy Lyons and The Deltabilly Boys. Jeremy Lyons was really busy in New Orleans until one day he was just gone.
The Stacks played at Dr. Cliff Davis's garage again. The second of a couple of excellent garage shows.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack played Circle Bar. First Wednesday of a four-Wednesday residence.
Stacks played the Circle Bar and took pictures. Thanks, anonymous photographer.
Saw Gina Phillips and her band at the Big Top. I remember really liking her harmonica playing.
Stacks played at B.J.'s Lounge.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack played Lakeside Lounge.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack played Magnetic Field in Brooklyn.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack played Black Betty on Al's birthday. We had to go on late so some weak indie rock band could play. That was a bad idea on the club's part.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack played at Otto's Shrunken Head. This was a nice place to play in New York.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack played Club Midway. This wasn't a happy show.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack played a club in Manhattan somewhere. I can't remember how this happened or what the name of the club was.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack returned to Lakeside Lounge.
I saw Archie Bell at McCarren Pool. Great show. He talked to Kool-Aid.
The Stacks played at the Brooklyn Lyceum for a Katrina benefit. Not sure if we benefited from it, but it was a good time.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack returned to Otto's Shrunken Head.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack played a house party at 276 Grand Street.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack played at Lucky Cat on Grand Street. I'm sure the show was fine, but listen to this other story I have about this place.
I saw Superdrag at Irving Plaza in New York. I just happened on the show and my brother was there.
Headless Hookers played at The Saint. I stayed up all night to catch a morning plane.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack played Don Pedro's.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack played Don Pedro's again.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack played Lakeside Lounge one more time. Looks like I had a good time at least.
Saw the Lost Crusaders somewhere in Brooklyn.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack played Freddy's Back Room with Mike Cobb and The Crevulators.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack played at Matchless, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We played this bar several times.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack played Hank's Saloon.
Headless Hookers played at Zablozki's. It was a bar in Williamsburg Brooklyn.
I played drums for one show with Olaf and The Siberians. I'm not sure about the date on this.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack played the Orange Bear in downtown Manhattan.
I saw the Oblivians.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack played at Under Acme.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack played Parkside Lounge. We liked playing anywhere with "lounge" in the name.
Trey and I played some music at the regatta. Maybe Trey could remember it better than me.
I saw Sebadoh at One Eyed Jack's. I went with Dan. They were good.
I saw Chef Menteur at the House of Misconduct.
Stacks played at Allways Lounge with The Parishioners. Fun club to play.
Stacks played at Allways Lounge with Redondo Beat. Attendance was sparse.
The Stacks played at the Big Top another time. We went on real late if I recall.
Stacks played the Saturn Bar October 5. I drew a luchador.
The Stacks played the Saturn Bar.
Stacks played Siberia with Chicano Batman. Tuesday night rock and roll. Good crowd, actually.
Stacks at Siberia with Happy Talk and a play. a very quickly drawn flyer
Stacks played Siberia with Original Shake Charmers and Guitar Lightnin'. Tuesday night rock and roll. Good crowd, actually.
Saw Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at One Eyed Jack's. Good show. Mike Edison was in town.
The Stacks played Allways Lounge on Lundi Gras with M.C. Sweet Tea. Paul Caporino from M.O.T.O. was on this bill as well?
Stacks played at Allways Lounge with Lynn Drury Band. Another birthday show for me.
Stacks played the Circle Bar with Primitive Boys. Primitive Boys were great, but I don't think they ever played another show.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack played Club Europa with The Banned and Les Sans Culottes.
Jimmy and The Wolfpack played Parkside Lounge with Sweet Soubrette.
The Stacks played the 8th Annual Chazfest. The Stacks played the 8th Annual Chazfest, in the yard of what was known as the Truck Farm, on St. Claude Avenue.
The Stacks played the Saturn Bar, with Mystery Girl, I think? Was this the show with Mystery Girl?
Stacks played at Circle Bar.
Stacks played Siberia with Settly. Good show for us.
Stacks played the Saturn Bar on Valentines Day. I made a gaudy online flyer.
We had a benefit for Lauren's dog Rose. The Stacks played.
I saw the Hall Monitors. Absolutely loved this band as a band and as people.
The Stacks played the Hi-Ho Lounge with Lauren Oglesby and Laugh In the Dark. Lauren Oglesby brought all the people.
Stacks played at Siberia with Scott H. Biram. Pretty fun show. Austin Lucas was bossy.
New picks are here. I got an endorsement deal.
Went to a bar in Austin with my old band mate (not pictured). This guy is a friend of my friend's sister.
The Stacks played the Saturn Bar on this date, I think.
Saw The Mummies and OBNIIIs in Austin. Couldn't stay till the end.
Speedcrawler played Valentine's Day. Fun club to play.
I played some shows with a band called Speedcrawler. It was a lot of fun. Most tired I've ever gotten as a drummer.
I saw Tex Offenders at Carousel Lounge. The guitarist was also in my band Mountain' Shoutin'.
Mountain Shoutin' played one show. Really not trying.
Halloween 2016 with Mountain Shoutin'. Our one gig was a house party in South Austin.
Saw Huey Lewis and The News at Gretna Fest. All Access, baby.
The Stacks played Sister Street Stage for the first time, before we named it that. It was cold and the people that were there stayed around the fire.
The Stacks played at Gasa Gasa. Great show. Really loud.
The Stacks played Siberia. Here's the recording from that show.
The Stacks played the Circle Bar. link to (excellent) Bandcamp recording in post
Stacks played at Siberia with Rubber Maids and Egg Yolk Jubilee. I made an animation to advertise the show.
Funnin' around with Gina.
The Stacks played the Circle Bar with Chef Menteur and Good Sugar. This was Court Batson's first appearance with Chef Menteur.
Saw Tyler Keith and Redondo Beat at Santos, our last show before the pandemic.
Here are ten or twelve albums that really influenced me. These aren't even necessarily the ones I listen to the most. These are the ones that "influenced" me.
Stacks recorded in the studio. Our drummer is moving away so we're recording while we can.
Got my keyboard fixed. Lewis d'Aubin got it done in an hour.
The debut of Golden Ray. A new band rising from the ashes of the Stacks, who haven't actually burned down.
My new band Golden Ray makes its debut. Playing on Gina's stage with George Wilde and Lo Amps.
My new band Golden Ray makes its rescheduled debut. Playing on Gina's stage with George Wilde and Lo Amps, only rescheduled.
My new band Golden Ray makes its re-re-scheduled debut. Playing on Gina's stage with George Wilde and Lo Amps, only rescheduled.
I cleaned my Stratocaster. Try to do this every ten years or so.
The Stacks released the recordings we did with Andre Marquette. Andre played drums and also engineered the recording.
Stacks played Sidney's Saloon with The Drupes. The Drupes are just great.
a Stacks show later this month, a reason to watch TV The Lemon Twigs are good on record but what really shines is the live show.
The Stacks played the Saturn Bar with Bad Misters.
Saw Quintron and Miss Pussycat in Arabi. The cops shut it down, it's a peaceful neighborhood.
Golden Ray practiced. Recorded for the sake of an uncaring posterity.
Golden Ray played a house party on Magazine Street. We were supposed to play on the front porch but some lady freaked out.
We saw Whiskeybutt.
The Stacks and Rabbit Hatch play at Sidney's Saloon. It's a reunion for Rabbit Hatch, who last played in 2005.
The Stacks played the Saturn Bar on a rainy Thursday night.
I hung out with Happy Talk Band and other friends at Pirogue's.