TOUCH AND GONADS
Though we’ve only received information in dribs and drabs regarding the Jesus Lizard reunion, I’m so damn giddy about it. So far, a mere three May dates have been confirmed, two of these being an already announced All Tomorrow’s Parties UK weekender “The Fans Strike Back” and the third being the Primavera Sound festival, the latter of these featuring a stellar lineup including such Scraping Genius… faves as Fucked Up, Lightning Bolt, and Shellac. Contrary to earlier reports of a truncated reunion, the quintessential noise rock band has now it made clear that it will “be playing all over the US and Europe and (we hope) Australia”, which means I likely wont have to hitchhike my way to Chicago to see David Yow literally rock out with his cock out one more time.
The recent announcement of economic woes at Touch & Go serves as a harsh reminder that the business has changed since The Jesus Lizard played their last degenerate chords together. Nonetheless, with a ticket-buying market hungry for nostalgia, these dirty old men will likely be met with packed crowds at just about every venue they hit. Until these perverts reveal more specifics, I strongly recommend that you visit bassist David Wm. Sims’ blog for off-topic musings and fun times.