Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt

Posted on: July 4, 2024
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Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, July 6, 8-10pm) include Brian Eno, Lyres, Fast Cars, Edith Nylon, Young Marble Giants, Replacements, Felix Da Housecat, Vermillion Sands, lots of new music as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond.

COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Attic Ted are a long-time indie band from San Marcos, TX who are fronted by the talented, creative, and prolific Grady Roper. They have a quirky, hard to define sound that often contains elements as diverse as carnival, country, and klezmer. Oh, and they also wear beautifully grotesque hand-crafted masks on stage. “Kafka Dreaming,’ their sixth full-length album, appeared in 2019 on Roper’s Pecan Crazy label. It featured cover art by Cindy Popp and a band photo on the back by Commercialies. (Click on image to enlarge)

DUSTY DIAMOND OF THE WEEK (a vintage gem from the STD vaults): Gaunt were a garage punk band that was part of a thriving music scene during the 90s in Columbus, OH. Formed in 1991 they released several albums and singles and even made the jump from indie labels to Warner Brothers in 1997 before disbanding the next year. Tragically, band member and guitarist/singer/songwriter Jerry Wick was killed by a car in 2001 while bicycling home. “Silly Watches” is a catchy, propulsive punker with buzzsaw guitars. It appeared in 1992 on the “Whitey the Man” 10” mini album on Thrill Jockey.  Listen to it here:

Promo art from the Young Marble Giants’ 1980 “Colossal Youth” album on Rough Trade. Photo by Patrick Graham.