IN THE NEWS:
Fun Fun Fun Fest has bagged another big name for their November festival: Death. A recently unearthed 1974 EP from these obscure proto-punks has been re-released, proving that this Detroit trio was rocking three chords and the truth a few years before The Ramones and their English counterparts kicked out the jams. Death will be performing along with Atlas Sound, GZA, and Austin’s own Shearwater. The full lineup comes out August 17, and the Fun begins November 7-8 at Waterloo Park.
Teen-aged Austin retro-rockers The Daze perform a free in-store tonight at 5 PM at Waterloo Records in support of their debut album Straitjacket Hymns and soundtrack work for the upcoming musical comedy Bandslam.
TODAY IN MUSIC HISTORY:
1952-Hank Williams was fired from the Grand Ole Opry for unreliability related to his alcoholism.
1966-At a televised press conference in Chicago, John Lennon apologized for his remark about the Beatles being “bigger than Jesus.”
1969-At the Daisy Club in Beverly Hills, Diana Ross and 350 special guests witness the debut of Motown’s latest stars: The Jackson Five.
1972-The mayor of San Antonio declared August 11 as Cheech and Chong day. Their album, Big Bambu, was flying up the U.S. charts.