Scratch Acid Reunion

Clifford Antone’s death has spawned a fair amount of talk about Austin’s music legacy around here. The late 70’s – early 80’s blues scene that he fostered is probably the most well-known Austin music legacy. Equally important to a lot of people is the early 80’s punk scene in Austin.

My love affair with Austin began, in part, because of bands like Big Boys, Scratch Acid, Butthole Surfers, and The Dicks. That’s why I’m excited to see that Scratch Acid is going to play a show at the Touch N Go Records 25th Anniversary in September in Chicago along with several other legendary bands that have called the label home.

Road Trip!

P.S. Google let me down. I couldn’t find an album cover shot of either of the first two LPs. I’ll have to break out the camera when I get home tonight and dig them up.

3 Comments so far

  1. omit (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 9:28 pm

    I read a rumor somewhere they might be playing a warm-up here. But this is the Internet, so who knows.


  2. Pat Offender (unregistered) on June 2nd, 2006 @ 4:36 pm

    Yes, it’s true. Drummer Rey confirms the band will be in Austin in September but was mum on the gig, which means yes. Stay tuned.


  3. touch and go (unregistered) on June 12th, 2006 @ 4:31 pm

    Ticket On-Sale Date and Additional Bands Announced for the Touch and Go
    Records 25th Anniversary Celebration at the 10th Annual Hideout Block Party

    * 14 bands added to the lineup
    * Tickets go on sale Friday, June 16 @ 10AM

    As previously announced, 25 Touch And Go bands will be performing on
    September 8, 9 and 10 as part of the Touch And Go Records 25th
    Anniversary Celebration at the Hideout’s 10th Annual Block Party. In
    addition to the nine previously announced bands, Touch and Go Records
    and the Hideout are happy to welcome the following bands to the lineup:

    Newly Added Bands:
    !!!
    The New Year
    Three Mile Pilot
    Pegboy
    The Ex
    Quasi
    Girls Against Boys (all original members)
    Seam
    Killdozer (all original members)
    The Shipping News
    Man… or Astroman? (all original members)
    Supersystem
    Negative Approach (featuring John Brannon and OP Moore)
    Uzeda

    Listing of all bands announced so far (23 of the 25 bands):
    !!!
    Three Mile Pilot
    Negative Approach (featuring John Brannon and OP Moore)
    The Black Heart Procession
    The New Year
    Calexico
    Pegboy
    CocoRosie
    Pinback
    Didjits (all original members)
    Quasi
    Enon
    Scratch Acid (all original members)
    The Ex
    Seam
    Girls Against Boys (all original members)
    Shellac
    Killdozer (all original members)
    The Shipping News
    Ted Leo + Pharmacists
    Supersystem
    Man… or Astroman? (all original members)
    Uzeda

    More bands will be announced in the coming weeks.

    Tickets for the 25th Anniversary Celebration go on sale Friday, June 16
    at 10:00 am Central. Three Day passes will go for $35. All of the
    profits from ticket sales will be donated to the following Chicago
    organizations: Tuesday’s Child, Literacy Works, and the Thomas Drummond
    Elementary School.

    For more details and updates on the 25th Anniversary Celebration, make
    sure to visit the official website at:
    http://www.touchandgorecords.com/links/tg25/

    There you’ll find ticket information, lineup details, answers to
    frequently asked questions, and more. Visit the site regularly for
    updates and new band announcements.



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