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The Jesus Lizard Tickets, Tour Dates and Concerts
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EMS6Capt.
February 11th 2020
You don’t watch this band, you feel them, you grab them, you hold them up and pass them around the room like that last bottle of beer on the wall. This show was like receiving first communion between the legs of a giddy brothel madam perched atop a player piano in a ghost town saloon. Thanks for the double encore gents. A singular class act in the annals and Anals of rock n’ roll. Thanks for the shave it was good to be 14 again for two hours on December 30th 2019. I’m 43 again now but my 14 y/o son will remember this as his first “club” show and for once the old man wasn’t full of shit, it was everything I promised him it would be. Great venue the coat room girls were awesome .
Philadelphia, PA@
Union Transfer
Nico
January 8th 2020
AMAZING
Brooklyn, NY@
Brooklyn Steel
Rusty
January 4th 2020
The shit
Nashville, TN@
Marathon Music Works
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About The Jesus Lizard

The Jesus Lizard was a rock music group formed in 1989 in Chicago, Illinois. The band took their name from a common nickname for the basilisk, a type of lizard that can run on water.

While never finding much mainstream success, The Jesus Lizard have been called "a leading noise rock band in the American independent underground ... (who) turned out a series of independent records filled with scathing, disembowelling, guitar-driven pseudo-industrial noise, all of which received positive reviews in underground music publications and heavy college-radio play."

David Yow (vocals) and David Wm. Sims (bass) were both previously in Scratch Acid, from Austin, Texas, whose sound and approach was similar to Jesus Lizard's. It is possible to see The Jesus Lizard as a progression and semi-continuation of Scratch Acid and Scratch Acid's records as essential listening for Jesus Lizard fans.

Their music was a scathing mix of piercing guitar, machine-like drums, propulsive bass guitar, and psychotic vocals, often said to be reminiscent of The Birthday Party, which was an accusation also often made of Scratch Acid. Denison's stinging guitar often served more as texture or coloring than as a melody instrument, while the rhythm section's stops and starts were simultaneously precise and brutal. David Yow's frenzied, often incoherent vocals were quite unique, unlike anything past or present. David Sprague suggests that "Yow's disjointed couplets" are reminiscent of a "preacher speaking in tongues."

Through 1994, The Jesus Lizard's studio recordings were recorded and engineered by Steve Albini; he was an avid fan, and his distinctive recording techniques have arguably never been better employed than with The Jesus Lizard. Albini typically keeps vocals "low in the mix," or much less prominent than is typical of rock and roll recordings. In the book 'Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Underground 1981-1991', Michael Azerrad writes that "on the Jesus Lizard albums Albini recorded, singer David Yow sounds like a kidnap victim trying to howl through the duct tape over his mouth; the effect is horrific." (Azerrad, 344)[3]

In 1995, The Jesus Lizard signed a contract with Capitol Records, an action which caused a falling out with Albini, famous for his dislike of major record companies. After two records with Capitol, a song on the Clerks soundtrack, and appearances at Lollapalooza, the band split in 1999. In 2000, Touch & Go issued a CD of 7" tracks and rarities called [album]Bang[/album].

After the split some of the members moved on to other bands.

Yow sings in Qui.

Denison plays with Tomahawk, and with Kimball in the Denison Kimball Trio (which is actually a duo.)


Their music is featured in the film clerks.
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Genres:
Rock
Hometown:
Chicago, Illinois

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The Jesus Lizard's tour

Bandsintown Merch

Circle Hat
$25.0 USD
Live Collage Sweatshirt
$45.0 USD
Rainbow T-Shirt
$30.0 USD
Circle Beanie
$20.0 USD

Fan Reviews

EMS6Capt.
February 11th 2020
You don’t watch this band, you feel them, you grab them, you hold them up and pass them around the room like that last bottle of beer on the wall. This show was like receiving first communion between the legs of a giddy brothel madam perched atop a player piano in a ghost town saloon. Thanks for the double encore gents. A singular class act in the annals and Anals of rock n’ roll. Thanks for the shave it was good to be 14 again for two hours on December 30th 2019. I’m 43 again now but my 14 y/o son will remember this as his first “club” show and for once the old man wasn’t full of shit, it was everything I promised him it would be. Great venue the coat room girls were awesome .
Philadelphia, PA@
Union Transfer
Nico
January 8th 2020
AMAZING
Brooklyn, NY@
Brooklyn Steel
Rusty
January 4th 2020
The shit
Nashville, TN@
Marathon Music Works
View More Fan Reviews

About The Jesus Lizard

The Jesus Lizard was a rock music group formed in 1989 in Chicago, Illinois. The band took their name from a common nickname for the basilisk, a type of lizard that can run on water.

While never finding much mainstream success, The Jesus Lizard have been called "a leading noise rock band in the American independent underground ... (who) turned out a series of independent records filled with scathing, disembowelling, guitar-driven pseudo-industrial noise, all of which received positive reviews in underground music publications and heavy college-radio play."

David Yow (vocals) and David Wm. Sims (bass) were both previously in Scratch Acid, from Austin, Texas, whose sound and approach was similar to Jesus Lizard's. It is possible to see The Jesus Lizard as a progression and semi-continuation of Scratch Acid and Scratch Acid's records as essential listening for Jesus Lizard fans.

Their music was a scathing mix of piercing guitar, machine-like drums, propulsive bass guitar, and psychotic vocals, often said to be reminiscent of The Birthday Party, which was an accusation also often made of Scratch Acid. Denison's stinging guitar often served more as texture or coloring than as a melody instrument, while the rhythm section's stops and starts were simultaneously precise and brutal. David Yow's frenzied, often incoherent vocals were quite unique, unlike anything past or present. David Sprague suggests that "Yow's disjointed couplets" are reminiscent of a "preacher speaking in tongues."

Through 1994, The Jesus Lizard's studio recordings were recorded and engineered by Steve Albini; he was an avid fan, and his distinctive recording techniques have arguably never been better employed than with The Jesus Lizard. Albini typically keeps vocals "low in the mix," or much less prominent than is typical of rock and roll recordings. In the book 'Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Underground 1981-1991', Michael Azerrad writes that "on the Jesus Lizard albums Albini recorded, singer David Yow sounds like a kidnap victim trying to howl through the duct tape over his mouth; the effect is horrific." (Azerrad, 344)[3]

In 1995, The Jesus Lizard signed a contract with Capitol Records, an action which caused a falling out with Albini, famous for his dislike of major record companies. After two records with Capitol, a song on the Clerks soundtrack, and appearances at Lollapalooza, the band split in 1999. In 2000, Touch & Go issued a CD of 7" tracks and rarities called [album]Bang[/album].

After the split some of the members moved on to other bands.

Yow sings in Qui.

Denison plays with Tomahawk, and with Kimball in the Denison Kimball Trio (which is actually a duo.)


Their music is featured in the film clerks.
Show More
Genres:
Rock
Hometown:
Chicago, Illinois

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