Photo by Bryan Parker
Each Friday in June, Austin’s Big Bill takes over the Electric Church for its very own summer residency. And Big Bill is very much a must-see band, offering up an anarchic skewering of punk rock convention. Their targets include masculinity and city living (all together now: “Every! City! Sucks!”), but they lace furious power chords with gleeful melodies and surf rock shivers. It can sound like some weirdo party thrown by the B-52s, DEVO, and Violent Femmes. “Food Chain” even cooks up a Ramones-inspired bratty bop for a handy lesson on the natural world. Science never sounded this catchy or terrifying.
–Art Levy // host, Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX