The Asylum Street Spankers, an Austin, Texas based Band with a Pittsburgh connection (one of the band members is married to a local gal) will be preforming at Diesel on Saturday night – doors open at 6pm.
Founded thirteen years ago at a booze and hallucinogen-fueled party at the Dabbs Hotel along the river in Llano, Texas, the Asylum Street Spankers stand as one of America’s most distinctive groups. Defiantly acoustic, fiercely independent and absurdly good, the Spankers have been led by founders Christina Marrs and Wammo from being a country-blues revival act playing happy hours in Austin, through nearly 40 musicians, endless touring and constant evolution to being an internationally reknowned underground institution. Fueled by an ethos born of their punk roots, Marrs and Wammo have built their lives around making unique music that surprises and entertains.
I recommend checking out their website – I am sure this will be an amazing show. As if great music isn’t enough I think Pittsburgher’s will enjoy the song “Beer Beer Beer” – with lyrics like…”my favorite drug is an ice cold beer…. beer, beer, beer, beer, we love beer” it seems like this band hails from Pittsburgh.
The Diesel Blog has more video and rave reviews about the band – the folks at Diesel have done a nice job with the blog.
Asylum Street Spankers
Saturday, January 26, 9pm
Diesel Club Lounge