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Drunks with Guns ~ THE ART GRAY NOIZZ QUINTET ~ Kilynn Lunsford

Ages 21 and up
Saturday, September 03
Doors: 7pm // Show: 7:30pm

**All shows 21+—valid ID required**
Doors: 7 PM
Show: 7:30 PM

Drunks With Guns
St. Louis’ least favorite punk rockers get together to do some shows, have some drinks, and sell some swag – after 30+ years of jerking off.
Drunks with Guns began in 1984, in the Missouri city at the junction of two great rivers, the Mississippi and the Missouri, first settled by French fur traders in 1769. A random, intricate network of ancient caves, formed from the erosion of underground limestone deposits, snake beneath the city. Aided by ice harvested from the rivers in the winter, their greatly reduced temperatures gave early brewers a cool place to store their wares long before refrigeration.
Fast forward to 2022: mouth Michael Doskocil, guitarist John Zeps, bassist Naptown Tex, and drummer Weasel Walter, will be playing a few select dates in support of the release of the band’s first three recording sessions. Titled Fucked Up On Beer & Drugs, all fifteen tracks (four previously unreleased) have been gloriously remastered by Weasel himself, and will be available in one place, for the first time ever and in their entirety. An EP of new recordings is in the works, along with the release of a six song set from 1986. Recorded live at the band’s Hellhouse, it was recently found at the bottom of a closet and has been meticulously remastered by radioactive chimps for you dining and dancing pleasure.

Spearheaded by twisted Australian guitar legend STU SPASM of LUBRICATED GOAT, CRUNT, and THE BEASTS OF BOURBON, THE ART GRAY NOIZZ QUINTET were originally formed for an afterparty celebrating the New York City premiere of AMPHETAMINE REPTILE documentary THE COLOR OF NOISE.
It was obvious I must assemble a supergroup of the finest noise rockers New York City had to offer . . .” says Spasm. First choice was basher extraordinaire ”BLOODY” RICH HUTCHINS, veteran of such explosive musical exports as LIVE SKULL, OF CABBAGES AND KINGS and RUIN. Next, SKELETON BOY of WOMAN was recruited. “Who, just as LEADBELLY was the King Of The Twelve-String Guitar, is himself The King Of The Two-String Bass.” Then came the twang, with the addition of suave slinger ANDREA SICCO of TWIN GUNS. “When our guitars merge, it forms a most piquant aural melange.” In a nod to the latter half of his birth name, STU SPASM now became ART GRAY, and an entirely new mess was born.
THE ART GRAY NOIZZ QUINTET have recently been witnessed onstage opening for kindred spirits such as THE SCIENTISTS and MUDHONEY, and 2019 saw them survive a successful tour of the West Coast. Catching the eye of No Wave Queen LYDIA LUNCH led to teaming up for a collaborative musical effort, and sharing a few stages including bookending the pandemic, with one of the last shows of 2020 NYC before lockdown hit, and a triumphant return to the boards in July 2021.

Kilynn Lunsford