David Yow
American singer
David Yow
David Yow is an American musician born in Las Vegas, Nevada and best known as the vocalist for the noise rock bands Scratch Acid and The Jesus Lizard.
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Doughnuts, sugar and social networking
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
Doughnuts, sugar and social networking San Francisco Chronicle Copyright 2013 San Francisco Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 2:54 pm, Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Social Cigarettes - has a special spot in the heart of Chinese-food-and-doughnut-joint fans, both locals and passing-throughs. Late Sunday night, the scene was quieter than usual - a hipster toting a wind instrument studied the doughnuts, and a smiling, limping gent who resembled a street-wise pirate acted as the doorman. When a drunken homeless man threatened her with a knife for cigarettes and coffee, teenage skater regulars dragged the guy out and "kicked his butt," as she put it. After suffering a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident in his Bernal Heights home, Hank IV drummer Scott Jones is back home but requires 24/7 care not covered by insurance, so pals like Bric ...
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David Yow art exhibition opening @ Fuse Gallery (tonight) - Brooklyn Vegan (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
by BBG No offense to the enigmatic frontman of The Jesus Lizard, etc, but the first thought that comes to mind when thinking of the sweaty high-octane vocals of David Yow isn't fine art. Yet the great vocalist will showcase his fascinating work at
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Jesus Lizard's David Yow Has First Solo Art Exhibit In NYC - The Quietus
Google News - over 5 years
Hyperkinetic Jesus Lizard frontman David Yow's first solo New York art exhibit opens this week. Entitled Glass Gas Mask, it will run from this Wednesday (August 24th) until September 21st at the city's Fuse Gallery. Yow himself will be attendance at
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David Yow's First Solo NYC Art Exhibit: Glass Gas Mask; at Fuse Gallery - Altsounds.com
Google News - over 5 years
David Yow, the famed front man of The Jesus Lizard and Scratch Acid, brings a new art collection, "Glass Gas Mask," to Fuse Gallery on Aug. 24 (running through Sept. 21) for his first solo New York City exhibit. The opening reception is Aug
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Woodstock started today . . . - Illinois Entertainer Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
As such, Bobby Conn headlines a benefit concert/silent auction that will include surprise items from Warner Bros., a four-LP LCD Soundsystem set autographed by James Murphy, autographed Andrew Bird memorabilia, a David Yow-signed 7-inch Jesus Lizard
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Historias de la lagartija - portALTERNATIVO
Google News - over 5 years
La banda formada en Chicago en 1987 e integrada por el vocalista David Yow, el bajista David Wm. Sims y el guitarrista Duane Denison editó en 1989 un EP usando batería electrónica aunque ya para su debut (“Head”) contaron con Mac McNeilly con las
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A Letter From... Scandinavia #1 - ClashMusic.com
Google News - over 5 years
I once remember they played Jesus Lizard's greatest hits everyday for a week straight until David Yow himself ended up there, getting drunk and sprawling across the bar. No surprise when he entered, the jukebox immediately switched to something like
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Lollapalooza Day 3 - Illinois Entertainer Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
He also seems like an excellent heir apparent to the Jesus Lizard's David Yow, given his penchant for not being able to stay out of the crowd. “If I get knocked unconscious out there, promise me you'll pass my body around for the rest of the day,” he
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Odd Future's Golf Wang Tour Tickets and Swag Packages on Sale - Broward-Palm Beach New Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Would David Yow approve? As we can see at right, the T-shirt pack will do nothing to diminish the creepy vibe already associated with the Los Angeles rap collective. Aside from whatever you're planning to assemble as a costume (our suggestions) for the
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Squeeze the Day for 8/2 - Cincinnati CityBeat
Google News - over 5 years
2 include Country performer and hit songwriter (for Patsy Cline, Eddy Arnold and others) Hank Cochran (1935); The Band organist Garth Hudson (1937); Rock & Roll howler Mojo Nixon (1957); wild-eyed Jesus Lizard/Scratch Acid vocalist David Yow (1960) and
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Various Artists - Brew Records Split 10" EP Review - Contactmusic.com
Google News - over 5 years
On record they're not always quite as essential, but 'Ribbons' captures them close to their best: it's a crashing, thrashing parade of high-energy Albini-isms, topped off by a David Yow-ish mumbled, serial killer vocal. 'Jessica' is the best thing
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Japanese Voyeurs Interview - ClashMusic.com
Google News - over 5 years
Lyrically and vocally my big three are David Yow, from Jesus Lizard; Buzz Osborne, from Melvins; and Maynard Keenen from Tool. Those are three bands that we all musically too, as well as Kyuss who are probably number one
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Mawby's, Dink's, Clark's, Dorsel's and other burgers past; the bands of the ... - Plain Dealer
Google News - over 5 years
David Yow seemed to be crawling across the ceiling, the crowd was churning, and it was pure chaos through the club. The Euclid Tavern was a pretty special place that turned me on to tons of band I might have never seen before: Poster Children (thanks
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Womankind's self-titled debut splits vocals - Straight.com
Google News - over 5 years
At times his musings brings to mind David Yow, but Harris sounds too self-aware to stack up to the former Jesus Lizard madman. Mind you, Malin's screaming is no more comprehensible, but his commanding cries on the punishing slow jam “Five” are mixed
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Steve Albini and the cuisine that rocks - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
For many Jesus Lizard fans, the band's defining moment came when their singer David Yow, as an accompaniment to their instrumental track Tight N Shiny, would ease an intimate part of his anatomy out of his flies and manipulate it until it became a
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Drink Up Buttercup - Philadelphia Citypaper
Google News - over 5 years
More like David Yow fronting the Cramps. Too much sweet stuff rots your teeth, anyhow. Sat., May 28, 9 pm, $10, with Toy Soldiers, Busses, Orbit to Leslie and Paper Masques, The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave., 866-777-8932, iourecords.com/thefire
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Stripwax: Police Teeth Are More Awesome Than Anything - ThirdCoast Digest
Google News - almost 6 years
The Jesus Lizard will never come back (David Yow nearly killed himself on the second-to-last night of shows in 2009 because KIDS THESE DAYS DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH SWEATY ROCKERS LUNGING AT THEM FROM THE STAGE — they dropped him, the dumbasses)
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Ils ne devraient pas laisser le public de glace - Sud Ouest
Google News - almost 6 years
La référence reste la scène noise de Chicago, celle des années 1990 et du Jesus Lizard de David Yow. En enregistrant au studio Electrical Audio d'Eric Albini, le contraire eut été étonnant. Pour mémoire, Nirvana, les Pixies ou PJ Harvey ont travaillé
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Das drogas à paranoia, documentário mostra 'a real' por trás do Ministry - G1.com.br
Google News - almost 6 years
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Yow
    FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 50
    His first New York solo art show opened at Fuse Gallery on August, 2011 and ran until September 21, 2011.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 47
    On January 25, 2008, Yow was hospitalized in Pittsburgh with a collapsed lung, following a Wrekmeister Harmonies performance at the Andy Warhol Museum.
    More Details Hide Details He was released from hospital a few days later. In 2008, The Jesus Lizard reformed with the classic lineup and embarked on several tours. They again lapsed into inactivity at the end of the following year. Yow has also appeared live with other bands, including Cop Shoot Cop, Shellac, The Dicks, The Melvins, and has contributed vocals to various albums and recordings by Helmet, The Melvins, Pigface, Model/Actress, and others. According to his close friend and recording engineer Steve Albini, Yow is an accomplished cook and has worked in several restaurants in Austin and Chicago. Yow also has an extensive resume of graphic design work. He is known in his field for retouching photographs and is a former employee of Upshot, an advertising agency. Yow also recorded a commentary track for Tool's DVD single "Schism" in 2005. He appears as an actor in a few movies, including Big Money Rustlas.
  • 2006
    Age 45
    In late 2006, Yow officially joined the two-piece Los Angeles band Qui as a full-time member, after playing several shows as a "special guest."
    More Details Hide Details Of his two bandmates, Yow said: "Well, they're both just fucking brilliant, y'know? I have never in all my years in the music industry encountered two guys with more talent, more vision... and who are as driven to greatness as these two are."
    In 2006, Yow, Sims, Washam and Bradford reformed Scratch Acid for the Touch and Go Records 25th Anniversary Festival in Chicago.
    More Details Hide Details They also performed a series of reunion shows in Austin (09/02/06), Chicago (09/09/06), and Seattle (09/16/06).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 34
    In 1995, Yow collaborated with Helmet on a cover version of "Custard Pie" for Encomium: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 26
    Yow and Sims next formed The Jesus Lizard in 1987 with guitarist Duane Denison.
    More Details Hide Details The trio relocated to Chicago, Illinois in 1989. They used a drum machine for their earliest recordings and performances before adding drummer Mac McNeilly after recording their first EP Pure. Yow achieved wide notoriety for playing shows completely drunk and incoherent. Of touring with Jesus Lizard, Yow said: "I enjoyed writing songs and acting like an idiot with those guys. To make enough money to support ourselves." The Jesus Lizard eventually landed a spot on the Lollapalooza tour and signed to Capitol Records, despite earning little commercial success. During the course of their career, The Jesus Lizard released six studio albums (the last of which featured Jim Kimball replacing McNeilly), three EPs and a live album before breaking up in 1999.
  • 1982
    Age 21
    In 1982, Yow formed the Austin, Texas-based punk/noise rock group Scratch Acid.
    More Details Hide Details The group's initial lineup featured Steve Anderson (vocals), David Wm. Sims (guitar), Brett Bradford (guitar), Yow (bass), and Rey Washam (drums). Anderson was kicked out of the band early in their career, prompting Yow to move to vocals and Sims to move to bass. After releasing three albums and developing a strong following, the band disbanded in 1987.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Born
    Born on August 2, 1960.
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