Saturday 31 January 2015 – David Yammer’s 50th Birthday Bash: w/ Barkin At Nothin * Bad Samaritans * Screech of Death * Poor Dumb Bastards * Dark Ranger * Remains of Something Human * Dead Cowboys
January 31st, 2015 | Comments Off
David Yammer is turning 50 on February 1, 2015. To mark this special date we will be throwing a big shindig at Rudyard’s British Pub. Dave’s latest conglomeration, Barkin At Nothin, will be hitting the stage, along with lots of others bands he played with, or shared stages with, back in the day. If you want to be a part of the on-stage festivities, please message me. Thanks!!! – Lisa Sullivan
Barkin at Nothin (Houston, TX)
Frank Garymartin, David Yammer and Mark Kelso are all Barkin’@Nothin’. It could be said that these three Texas- based musicians do not possess a very high combined I.Q., but they have a combined musical history of at least 120 years (which probably explains the low I.Q. thing). These three have been playing in various types of rock bands since they were teenagers, such bands and projects as:
Truth Decay, Class Warfare, Toxic Karma, The Spoilers, Daddy Longhead, , The Pain Teens, The Untalented, Imagine World Peace, The Perrmzz, The One Hundred, TX Spoilers, The Walking Time Bombs, Kommando Poet, The Bayou Pigs, Shotgun Wedding, Hostile Poets, Responsible Monsters, Happy As Hell, Papa Gritt, Sinister, Academy Black, Liquor Legends, Project With Pinkus and Helios Creed, Project with Lord Byron (of PDB), Project with That Dude from Ed Hall, Project with El Duderino Trey, Project with BeBe da’King, The Beautiful Dudes.
In addition to recording with most of these varied acts they have also, together and apart, played in so many venues that it would be approaching impossible to remember them all, but here is a partial list:
The Axiom, Howlin’ Wolf, The D.M.Z., Numbers, Trees, KPFT, The Tap, Vinyl Edge Records, Goat’s Head Soup, The Cowhop, AfterDark, Eros Lucas, The Metro, Instant Karma, Bahgies, The Ale House, Backroom, The Vatican, Club Darkzone, Apocalypse Monster Club, The Golden Nugget, Emo’s, Club Tutti Frutti, Tipitina’s, The Limelight, Fitzgerald’s, Pinocchio’s, The PiknPak, Cavity Club, Rudz, Zapatos, Meridian, Music Lab, The Unicorn, The Rusty Nail, The Edge Bar, Club Madrid, The Off Ramp, Club M.O.D., D&I Colonial, Waterloo Records, The Blue Iguana, The Tower Theater, Shadow Canyon, Rockpile Records, KTRU, VFW in NOLA, Escondido, Rocky’s Subs, Joe’s Garage, Cabaret Voltaire (I &II), the Bunker, The Maggot Colony, Washington Ave. Showbar, A&M Tea House, Infinite Records, The Parlor, Millican Falls, Zelda’s, Muddy Waters, The Mausoleum, The Black Cat, Club Rock’n’Roll, Trophies, Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar, Club Apocalypse, Francisco Studios, Texas Music Emporium, 3rd Squirrel Records, Catal Huyuk, KTUL, Club 2010, Guitar Alley, Big Frank’s, Double D’s Slipped Disc, Cougar Den (UofH), Backstage, Harley Daze @ The Hilton, Axiom Reunions, Piknpak Reunion, When We Ruled H-Town Shows, SXSW, Westheimer Arts Fest, NorthbyNorthgate, Mardis Gras, The Whiskey, Storyville Jazz Hall, C.B.G.B.’s, many other clubs and bars and all kinds of parties, balls, suarees , fiestas, keggers, hootenannies, jamboree’s at frat houses, wet t-shirt contests, skateboard competitions, cockfights, deer-camps, studios, garages, warehouses, basements, roofs and parking lots across the U.S. and into Canada and Mexico.
Bad Samaritans (Houston, TX)
Screech of Death (Houston, TX)
“..the righteously named Screech of Death, a relatively new “midtempo old-school punk” combination of two Texas punk warriors and one L.A. import. The Californian is Lisafer, Screech of Death’s lead singer and bassist, whose impressive rap sheet includes hitches with storied goth-punks 45 Grave, D.I., Nina Hagen and most recently Snapper, which also featured Rikk Agnew of the Adolescents.
Joining her is drummer Arthur Hayes, an original member of notorious cornholers the Hickoids as well as The Next and Mystery Date, and a longtime San Antonio scenester who used to book bands at legendary Alamo City dive Tacoland. Although it’s his first band playing guitar, J.R. Delgado’s local punk credentials span notable names like Doomsday Massacre, the Party Owls, Anarchitex and Sugar Shack; he also owned and operated landmark punk/alternative club the Axiom long before east downtown’s so-called “Warehouse District” was trendy.” – Houston Press
Poor Dumb Bastards (Houston, TX)
PDB was formed in March 1991 by long time hetero life partners and musical collaborators, Mike Porterfield and Byron Dean. The initial interest was to find a means to get into Emo’s for free, later they discovered Emo’s was always free. Drawing on their collective influences and experiences from some of their earlier work, bands like Cretinoid, Plutonium Flatheads and the Byron Weird Group, Mike and Byron set out create a genre all their own, hence “Texas Drunk Rock” was born. Add the non bass playing talents of Steve Scholtes and the competent, metronomic drumming of Chi Chi Macoola, and PDB were able to carve their initials on the bathroom door of the Texas music scene. Through the many years and many lineup changes, but these Ill-minded sewer rockers have stayed true to their founding principals. POWER, PERFORMANCE, PERVERSION
Dark Ranger (Houston, TX)
Godfathers of the 80’s Wanker-Goth movement. Blaring, blundering and reverb soaked grave rock that for a fleeting moment ruled the world. By the dawn of the 90’s the band imploded due to infighting, paranoia and a never ending series of truly bad decision making.
Remains of Something Human (Austin, TX)
“I remember watching them and thinking they sounded like a more punk version of The Melvins, Tad and Unsane. Listening to the CD, I hear hints of Helmet in the drumming and I still back the Melvins/Tad/Unsane musical reference. I chatted with the singer for a bit after their set and he was kind enough to give me a shirt and this CD. It had no insert, just a CD with contact info, a website (that is no longer online) and the track listing.” -An Attitude Exhumed
Dead Cowboys (Houston, TX)
Dead Cowboys is Toby Blunt (accordion), Mary Manning (guitar), and Scott Ayers (lap steel).
We play county greats and some originals.