Monday, March 17, 2008

The only band I saw twice at SXSW


I could have watched the deviant contortions of Pissed Jeans’ Matt Korvette all day. At an outdoor set in the hot sun on Saturday afternoon, Korvette performed shirtless and before long started tugging at the elastic band of his underwear, eventually tearing it out through his (dry) jeans in a dramatic, angry gesture. He stood for moment holding this tattered gray cloth and making a face like he had just tasted something putrid.

The sound: 40 percent “Liar”-era Jesus Lizard, 15 percent “Fun House,” 20 percent Flipper. If that doesn’t add up to 100 percent, well, so what.

Bonus: No Wikipedia entry (yet), their MySpace is pathetic and out of date, and dude is an insurance claims adjuster.

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Anonymous said...

Maybe the missing % is the Dicks. The Dicks were an old punk band that had alot of influence - Mudhoney covered "Hate the Police" and the Jesus Lizard covered "Wheelchair Epidemic". My favorite song was called "Shit Fool". Here's a clip:

rudylandsam said...

Korvette looks like kind of a pansy with the sound turned off. Let's hope they don't become the next Bronx.