Thursday, May 31, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Scoot Inn Summer of Soul: Clarence “Blowfly” Reid
Austin, Texas (May 24, 2012) – The Scoot Inn Summer of Soul series continues Saturday night June 9th, when legendary soul vocalist/producer/songwriter Clarence Reid brings both sides of his public persona to the Scoot Inn Bier Garten stage with a set of his '60s R&B hits followed by a full set of the funky, filthy rhymes of his alter ego, the one, the only, the legendary godfather of Hip Hop, Blowfly.
According to his Wikipedia entry, “as Blowfly, Reid has recorded numerous albums, mostly of sex-based parodies of other songs, as well as original raps themed around sex. Reid started off writing songs for artists including Betty Wright, Sam & Dave, Gwen McCrae, and KC & the Sunshine Band. He also recorded many songs of his own in the '60s and '70s including the hit ‘Nobody But You Babe.’
“Reid would write sexually explicit versions of current hit songs for fun, but only performed them for his friends at parties or in the studio. In 1971, he recorded a whole album of 'dirty' songs under the name Blowfly. At the time, no record label would release profane material so he distributed the records himself on his own independent record label, Weird World.”
This will be Blowfly’s first Austin appearance since his sold-out show at Emo’s during South by Southwest 2010, when Reid was in town to promote the internationally-acclaimed documentary The Weird World of Blowfly.
D-Madness Project opens the show at 9, with Subkulture Patriots playing the after-show set inside at 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Presented by Mal Thursday, in association with The Scoot Inn, Atomic Jukebox, Black Media Council, Fleshlight, and Blowfly International.
The Scoot Inn Summer of Soul continues July 14th with Texas soul legend Roy Head (“Treat Her Right”). The Scoot Inn is located at 1308 East Fourth Street in Austin.
Industrious Media, Austin, Texas
Thursday, May 10, 2012
THE MAL THURSDAY SHOW #42: Texas Tyme Machine Vol. 10
Mal Thursday is joined by filmmaker Melissa Kirkendall, whose documentary about Fort Worth garage bands of the 1960s, Teen a-Go-Go, has just been released on DVD (available through Cinema Libre)
In her guest DJ segment, Melissa shines the spotlight on some of the leading lights of Fort Worth's fertile teenbeat scene. In addition to a mother lode of great '60s garage, Mal also spins more recent recordings from The Hickoids, The Ugly Beats, Shapes Have Fangs, and Amplified Heat.
Presented in Living Monophonic Sound.
THE RISING SONS: I'm Blue
THE LOOSE ENDS: He's a Nobody
THE BRIKS: Foolish Baby
THE BARONS: Don't Burn It
THE GENTLEMEN: Come On (If You Can)
THE CYNICS: Mr. You're a Better Man Than I
THE CHOCOLATE MOOSE: Take a Ride
Melissa Kirkendall Guest DJ Segment
BRUCE CHANNEL: Hey Baby
JIM JONES & THE CHAUNTEYS: Baby (Better Get On Home)
RAY SHARP: Linda Lu
THE KANDY KANES: Hard to Tell
LARRY & THE BLUE NOTES: Night of the Sadist
THE BARONS: Without Her
THE ELITE: My Confusion
THE 5-6-7-8s: One Potato
THE HICKOIDS: Gudbuy T' Jane
LOU ANN BARTON: Don't Slander Me
ROKY ERICKSON: Bermuda
ZZ TOP: Neighbor, Neighbor
AMPLIFIED HEAT: Give It to Me
THE UGLY BEATS: Bee Line
THE JUNGLE ROCKERS: Cool It Out
SHAPES HAVE FANGS: Nobody's There