Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt

Posted on: March 9, 2023
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As part of KOOP’s International Women’s Week this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, March 11, 8-10pm) will feature all female artists including Val McKenna, Gator Family, Go-Go’s, Delta 5, Altered Images, Lush, Muffs, Lulu’s Marble, Le Tigre, La Luz, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.

COVER ART OF THE WEEK: The Gator Family were a short-lived new wave punk band from Austin with but one release, a 1980 single on Hors D’oeuvre Records. They were fronted by singer Sally Norvell who ultimately moved to New York to take up a career in music, film, and writing. The single featured artwork by drummer French Acers, including an illustration of Norvell on the front cover. Click on image to enlarge.

DUSTY DIAMOND OF THE WEEK (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The Kiss Offs were a punky indie rock band from Austin active in the late 90s and very early 00s. They included members from previous bands the 1-4-5’s and Teen Titans and were known for using pyrotechnics at their live shows. “Love’s Evidence” is an angst-y up tempo number with gritty guitar and nice keyboards. It appeared in 1999 on the “Goodbye Private Life” album on Peek-A-Boo Records. Listen to it here:

Promo art from the Go-Go’s’ 1980 “We Got the Beat” single on Stiff Records. Original photograph and design are uncredited.