+++ MUSIC/NOISE - Friends and Contemporaries +++
Booking - Our booking agent. Feel free to drop him a line and
offer us a staggeringly huge guarantee.
Butterylicious - Information
and downloads related to legendary scatological Texas band Crust
and current offshoot 12AX7.
Face Records - Psychedelic music for psychotic people. Boxcar
Satan tested and Boxcar Satan approved.
Records - They're our label. We gotta mention 'em.
Gorch Fock - Austin's
masters of nautical wall-of-sound psych noise. Like shore leave on
6 or 7 hits of windowpane.
The Graves Brothers Deluxe - A
San Francisco band mining a similarly noir-ish vein of post-punk weirdness
to Boxcar Satan.
Sheiks - An ex-Cow, an ex-Swan and other weirdoes make
funny scary music. Or is it scary funny music?
Killcrane - So heavy you might as well be listening while
submerged in motor oil.
Complex, jagged, abrasive. Arista means it when she says "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh!!!"
Los Mescaleros -
Dark, twisted blues from four standup fellows. Our favorite San Antonio
Son Records - Home of fucked up bands like Oh, Beast!, Gorch
Fock, Tia Carrera... and fun... and stuff.
Vince Anderson - Boxcar Satan's spiritual advisor, occasional
bandmate and purveyor of inspirational "panty-droppin' gospel."
Spark - Subversive and ear-punishingly loud instrumental
no wave from the Alamo City. Headphones are go!
Lizaveta- Post-punk instrumental trio from Philadelphia.
Think Black Flag playing Coltrane charts.
+++ MUSIC/NOISE - Roots and Influences +++
Black Eye Records Jukebox - A
great blog detailing the strange and swampy Australian noise rock scene
that was a major influence on Boxcar Satan.
Radar Station - A dense and info-packed fan site
for musical genius Captain Beefheart and his visual artist alter-ego
Don Van Vliet.
European Free Improvisation
Pages - Bios, sound files and tons more documenting the evolution
of free improv music in Europe and elsewhere.
The Ex -
Being politically relevant and musically inventive for more than
20 years is no mean feat. Check out this amazing Dutch band's
The Fall - Mark
E. Smith's long-running and confrontational band.
Foetus - Go
on -- get some on your breath!
Jeffrey Lee - Stories, tabs, lyrics, and links related to
Jeffrey Lee Pierce, the patron saint of swampunk blues.
Gainsbourg - This smooth genius gives the term "Dirty
Frenchman" a whole new meaning.
Ra and his Arkestra - Cool page dedicated to the late,
great explorer of space and sound.
Stories from the
House of Ram - Long gone Taco Land was and ever shall be
Boxcar Satan's favorite place to play. Ram Ayala was and ever
shall be our great friend and spiritual advisor. God bless he
and Gypsy Doug.
Henry Weld and
Paul Routenburg's Texas Punk Discography - If there's a better
listing of early Texas punk recordings out there on the Net, we've
been hard pressed to find it.
Ubu Projex - The
official website of avant garage greats Pere Ubu and various offshoots.
+++ ART/ANTI-ART +++
6fingers.com - The
web page of James Cobb, the man responsible for Boxcar Satan's album
art and sax squalks.
Chick Publications - Jack
T. Chick's handheld comedies designed to scare the hell out of
you. Chick Tracts get read!
of Bad Art - Sometimes you can tell a lot about
a society by looking through its garbage.
Guy - Boxcar Satan's Web Master, graphics guru, Mac Guy and
all around swell egg.
The Artchive -
Think of it as a virtual art museum. No pesky donation required.
+++ LITERATURE/RANTS +++
O'Connor - She should need no introduction.
Harry Crews - He's
unsurpassed at writing ugly stories about the ugly things ugly humans
do each other.
Jim Goad - Misunderstood
social critic or redneck asshole? Your call.
Joe R. Lansdale - The
world's best horror/suspense writer is from Texas.
Michael Moore - Dude,
we're also wondering what happened to our country.
+++ CULTURE/ANTI-CULTURE +++
Jammers - Taking on the archetypal mind polluters - Marlboro,
Budweiser, Benetton, Coke, McDonald's, Calvin Klein - and beating them
at their own game.
Axis Archive - Written,
sonic and aesthetic terrorism files on: Burroughs, Coil, Coum
Transmissions, Crowley, Current 93, Throbbing Gristle, etc.
Mayhem.net - Internet
crime archives and smart artwork. Find out out which killers
are prowling your neck of the woods.
Waco: The Rules
of Engagement - Find out what REALLY happened to
+++ ENTERTAINMENT/TIME KILLERS +++
Krazy Kat Music - San
Antonio, Texas music shop specializing in vintage guitars, fair prices
and the occasional smart-ass remark.
KSYM - San
Antonio alternative radio featuring live web feed.
KVRX - Austin
alternative radio featuring live web feed.
Havlena's Homemade Musical Instrument Page - An extensive
guide to making whirligigs, washtub bases, bobby-pin kalimbas and harp
koras. Enough instructions to outfit a 40-piece hobo orchestra.
World - What they are, how they work and even how
to build one!