S.L.F.M., THE TINKLERS, THE DEGENERETTES and GO PILLS
at Charm City Art Space (1731 Maryland Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, http://www.ccspace.org/)
Thursday, November 15, show starts at 7pm sharp (EARLY!), over by 10pm.
All ages. $5 (CHEAP!).
THE TINKLERS are the legendary Avant Garde art duo of Chris Mason and Charles Brohawn. Since 1979, they have released books and made artwork as The Tinklers, but they are best known for their musical act, which incorporates homemade instruments, songs sung from the point of view of 12-year-old boys, and an unconventional performance style that could easily be described as charmingly unpolished. They have released 4 albums, 3 of which were produced by Kramer (Shockabilly, Bongwater, Ball) and released on his Shimmy Disc label. They are the subjects of Brian J. Averill’s 2007 documentary feature, Everybody Loves The Tinklers, which aired on the Documentary Channel.
THE DEGENERETTES are a lofi art pop group from Baltimore, MD. Multi-talented artists Rahne Alexander (guitar, vocals) and Kristen Anchor (drums) have been bashing out their garage punk anthems since 2005, releasing two albums and touring all over in the process. They are among the subjects of Madsen Minax’s 2009 documentary feature on transgender musicians, Riot Acts: Flaunting Gender Deviance in Music Performance. They have also contributed music to several film projects, and collaborated with The Miss America Puppet Show.https://www.facebook.com/thedegenerettes
GO PILLS mix elements of punk, garage, and power pop with Western swing. Skizz Cyzyk (electric ukulele, lead vocals), Tommy Balog (upright bass), Randy Austin Jr. (lapsteel) and Batworth (drums) are all Balto/DC underground music veterans. Skizz currently drums for The Jennifers, Garage Sale and Mink Stole, but was also in 80s/90s pop-punkers Berserk, plus early Baltimore hardcore bands, TRUD and Burried Droog. Randy played guitar for the legendary Overkill (DC’s first punk band), The Graverobbers (with Karl Straub), and Dollar Bin. Batworth has played drums for Furniture Falling Down The Stairs, Plow, Little Gruntpack, and legendary Baltimore punk band, Infant Lunch. Tommy has been in the Fuckin’ Spoilers, Azathoth, and Barrage Band Orchestra.https://www.facebook.com/GoPills