"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


last night in live music: the asylum street spankers

Well, in what is apparently going to be an annual tradition as far as the last-band-I-see-before-heading-to-the-Congo, last night several friends and I went to see the Asylum Street Spankers at Threadgill's. What can I say about them? If you've seen their show, you know it's just totally unique and somewhat inappropriate. The problem is that they put out a children's album last year, so now people actually bring their children to the shows. Which is fine, for the first set, when they kept things pretty tame, but by the end of the sing-a-long to "If You Want Me to Love You," some parents were in for a long car ride home.

It's also, of course, the weekend that 30,000 Harley riders descend on our fair city, and since Threadgill's is at the corner of Barton Springs and Riverside, at least 300 of those Harleys revved their engines during the set. It became a running joke throughout the set.

I really don't know what else to say about the show. Wammo played a rubber chicken. I continue to want to be able to play the musical saw like Christina Marrs. And it was a great way to spend a beautiful evening under the stars in Austin.



Blogger Angela said...

Sounds like it was fun ... nice of the Asylum Street Spankers to schedule their tours around your trips to Africa.

Be safe and be well...

Sunday, June 03, 2007 11:36:00 AM


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