our next show

Dec. 6th, 2007
CLIPD BEAKS (Oakland - tigerbeat 6/lovepump united)
@ the public trust. doors at 7PM. first band on at 7:30ish. NO BULLSHIT. will end early.

Interview w. EPHB and XMAS show announcement

Trying to conjure up notable bands (non-country) from the Norman/Oklahoma City area is difficult, if not arduous. A majority of folks would say Flaming Lips, then maybe Starlight Mints and less would recall the defunct Nixons. And just to ‘one-up’ others, music geeks could say 90’s R & B pop-sensation and Cross-Colors supporters: Color Me Badd (true). Hopefully people will add Norman’s El Paso Hot Button to that list of bands soon.

Mickey Reece, aka El Paso Hot Button, is a huge fan of Billy Ray Cyrus’ offspring Hannah Montana, his own album When I Needed Sympathy (Little Mafia) and detests the term “one-man band”. A unique solo performance of catchy garage and punk tunes, EL PASO HOT BUTTON will be playing our FREE XMAS PARTY on December 20th at City Tavern along with ANTELOPE (Washington DC - Dischord), ATTRACTIVE $ POPULAR (Hot Springs - Gold Standard Labs), BALTHAZAR (okc) and SOBER (Central Booking) to dj between bands and after. Yes, FREE. $2 parking across the street in a garage. Happy Christmakah. Here is a recent interview with El Paso Hot Button.

Parade of Flesh: When I Needed Sympathy transitions between genres of soul, garage and punk throughout the album. I hear influences of Black Keys and even the Detroit Cobras; but especially White Stripes on “Modern Civilization” and “Black: Son of Death”. If people could only hear one track to sum up the album, which would you tell them to listen to? And why?
Mickey Reece: Seeing how I've been trying to create my own genre of dissonant punk blues metal I'd say "They Invented it Stupid" is the track I’m most proud of. If all the songs could have been like that one I would be even happier with the album but alas that's not what came out when I wrote the songs. I get a-lot of White Stripes comparisons but they're not really an influence at all. "Modern Civilization" is actually a rip off of a Blue Cheer song.

POF: How does the new album compare to prior releases?
MR: As a whole this album is probably better than my two previous releases. SSSnakes was a split so I didn't have room to cover much ground and Turtle Wars was a tad hokey. This album is much more mature.

POF: Yeah, . . .Sympathy is definitely better. What did you do differently this time around?
MR: I just made a normal album. That's what I did differently.

POF: Reverting back to influences; If you were to cover a song for a random band, what would it be and why?
MR: Probably something by The Fall because those songs are easy to sing. Maybe "Take My Breath Away". I sang it last night at a karaoke bar in Hot Springs. Bobby (of A$P) loves it when I sing that song. Maybe I would butcher an Attractive and Popular song.

POF: “Take My breath away”? I think of TOP GUN for some reason. But A$P, are excellent and have played for us before back in June 07 and you are about to play with them in Dallas in December. Have you toured with them before? Do you have any good stories about their drummer, Trista?
MR: I met A$P a year or two ago. We actually have kind of a history but I don't have much time to go into it all. I have not toured with them but I'm sure we will at some point when they can afford me. There's this place called Boogie's in Hot Springs. I saw A$P play there a while back and Trista ripped off her shirt to reveal her nipple tassles. The crowd went wild as they often do when they play their hometown. She caught her drums on fire to end the show. Later she cooked us dinner and cleaned up after us! Sweet girl.

POF: You have a lot of guests on the album. Do you/have you played live with any of them?
MR: The cellist on the album belongs to a really rad band from Norman called Forty Minutes of Hell. He looks like Frasier Crane and he rolls his own cigarettes. The chick singing on the album plays in this rockabilly band from Oklahoma City called The Oh Johnny Girls. She's very pretty, too.
When I play locally she actually sings that song live with me. Very cool.

POF: Pros and cons of being labeled a “one-man band”?
MR: I'd say the pros definitely out weigh the cons in being a one-man band. I get all the money, I don't have to deal with shitty band members and I don't have to get a bunch of dudes together for practice. The cons are that people call it a one-man band. That term has been tainted by blues/country guys who play for two hours straight in a bar using a kick drum and a hi-hat. That's what you've come to expect from one-man bands so I've tried to distance myself from that term. Half-Man/Half-Band.

POF: I actually wrote a 'unique solo performance' about you over the using the "one man band" label. You did appear on "Attack of the One-Man Bands" so you cant get mad at folks. So that means you are a fan of Bob Log?
MR: Yea I know. There's no escaping the "one-man band" term. I just think it hurts more than it helps. I've seen Bob 4 times over the past 4 years. It's been the same material every time. He needs to do a new album but yea 'm a huge fan!

poster by nevada hill


three new videos . . .

all from double-wide last night.

KOJI KONDO: (full set)




Tuesday, Nov. 27th.
11PM Kill Me Tomorrow
10:30 Koji Kondo
9:30 Laura Palmer
Doors at 9PM
Double Wide. $5, 21+

Been to distracted and busy to do a proper write-up on this one. My apologies. Previously with Gold Standard Lab., KILL ME TOMORROW are currently between labels for their next release. This is their first Dallas show I believe. Undoing of David Wright did a few shows with them on tour a while back. Scroll below for the nice flyer Frances did for us.


Monkey Bar closing next fri.

friday the 23rd or sat. the 24th will be the last day at monkey bar. it will be shutting it's doors down sooner than anticipated.


our next show

San Diego's Kill Me Tomorrow w. Koji Kondo and Laura Palmer

Dead Dear by Attractive & Popular

Here is an exclusive new song off the forth-coming Attractive & Popular album. Filmed in June at Pastime Tavern.

Rubies & Pearls by El Paso Hot Button

Undoing, undone last night

Yeah undoing didnt play last night. Sorry, i was never informed that they were going to play their 'side-project' instead. Hence the lack of promotion on their end for the aids wolf show.


Sat's show moved to ZUBAR

Saturday's Estaw's show moved to ZuBar due to "miscommunication".

Its is now free, so it works out better for you.


Tres dias con da Flesh part II

The first time we were able to do three days with the flesh we brought to you: Ghosthustler, Faux Fox, Numbers, Glen Farris, Gowns, Sean Kirkpatrick, Brimstone Howl and The Strange Boys.

This time around we have for you:

Nov. 9th @ Monkey Bar
Killtronix will take over for me at 15min of Shame before midnight.
$Free; 21+ only. I start at 10PM

Nov. 10th @ Sloppyworld
Makermaker and Parade of Flesh present:
Fleshmaker starring . . .
ESTAW (Netherlands)/ Chew-Fu Phat (Amsterdam)/ $elect/ Prince William
Hosted by Pretty Vacant Djs
$5; 18+ Doors at 10PM

Be ready to dance and shake your booty. Let's help Sloppyworld start in a positive direction; it can only help 'the scene'.

Nov. 11th @ The Public Trust
AIDS WOLF (Montreal)/The Undoing of David Wright / El Paso Hot Button (Norman)/ Church of the Snake (Hot Springs - feat. members of Attractive & Popular)/ Pretty Vacant Djs between bands
Seripop will have posters on display and for sale in the shop.
$8; 18+ Doors at 8PM, Bands will end by midnight.

Montreal’s AIDS WOLF can be summed up with some over-used, yet applicable, words to describe their sound: chatotic, experimental, indie, noisy, punk and rock. Use your best judgement and try to associate it with bands you think fall into this category, but all you can really do is hope for some nudity on Sunday. They have a new release on Skin Graft Records: a split 7” bootleg with Pre called “Live Dates”, The Lovvers LP and a split 12” with Athletic Automaton. Chloe and Yannick of AIDS WOLF are also known as Seripop (aka Serigraphie Populaire), who have been making indie rock posters for close to 10 years. They had a print show at the old Art Prostitute in Dentron about 2 or 3 years ago, but have yet to exhibit in Dallas nor play a live show here. Please come out and make it worth their time.

I am also excited about the rest of the line-up. It has been a while since I have seen The Undoing of David Wright; hopefully we get the entire line-up? Holy shit, check out El Paso Hot Button’s new album, When I Needed Sympathy (Little Mafia Records), it is on my top 10 of 2007. Each track on the album flows into the next, with guest singers and evolving genres from garage to soul to punk. It should be a fantastic solo performance. The experimental Church of the Snake features members of Attractive & Popular (GSL). And to round out the night, Pretty Vacant Djs will play between bands.

three images for one show

it happens sometimes:

Videos from last night's show

Saviours playing "Cavern of Mind" off their new Cavern of Mind 12" (Kemado Records)

Witchcraft playing "Hey Doctor" off of their new album The Alchemist (Rise Above Records)


15min of Shame

Because of our Witchcraft show at Double-Wide (scroll below for more info); this friday, Prince WIlliam (Makermaker) will takeover for me at Monkey Bar. Sometime after 11PM.