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The Jesus Lizard

Monday, December 30
Show | 8:30pm // Doors | 7:30pm
$33

The Jesus Lizard

 

The Jesus Lizard formed in late 80’s Austin, TX afterDavid Yow(vox) andDavid Wm. Sims’ (bass) previous band Scratch Acid broke up. They started the Jesus Lizard withDuane Denison(guitar) and adrum machine and recorded their debut EP Pure with Steve Albini in 1989. A move to Chicago prompted the firing of the drum machine in favor ofMac McNeilly(drums) and in 1990 the band recorded their first full-length,Head, for Touch and Go.While the labels “seminal” and “legendary” are often applied too easily, they both accurately describe the Jesus Lizard. They released five more remarkable LPs before disbanding in 1999, the last being 1998’sBlue. During that time, they toured endlessly and issued not only the critically acclaimed studio LPs but also assorted singles, EPs, compilations and a live album.Pitchforkhas said of them: “the Jesus Lizard raised a bar that few bands have reached since…Rarely does a band have each member adding something essential to such a united, ferocious whole.”2017’s tour reminded all that saw the Jesus Lizard that their live show isunparalleled.Brooklyn Vegannoted, “…it would be hard to say The Jesus Lizard have mellowed in the 30 years since forming” and reviewing Houston’s Day For Night Festival, theHouston Pressdeclared, “it was hard to deny that the Jesus Lizard was the best act on Sunday, hands down.”Stereogumhave called them “one of the greatest live bands ever” andThe New York Timeshas used the words “extravagantly good” whileRolling Stonespeaks of the band’s “shattering live performances.”