Article by Chris Palmer
White's Bar, Taken Under Productions, Sugar Buzz Bakery,
and Drunken Monkey Tattoo are bringing on the 2011 Crispy Music Fest on Friday, August 19th and Saturday,
August 20th at White's Bar. White's Bar is located at 2609 State
Street in Saginaw, MI 48602.
The parking lot of White's Bar will
transformed into a music venue for the weekend, headlined by
The Meatmen on Friday night. The Meatmen are an American
punk band headed by Tesco Vee. The Meatmen were on the
punk scene from 1980 to 1997, when the group disbanded. Since reforming in 2008, the
group has been actively touring and recording.
The Meatmen made fun of the hardcore punk scene of
the time. The band was known for its stage antics, and for
songs with colorful song titles such as "Tooling for Anus", "3 Down, 1 To Go" (a reference to the murder of former Beatles
member John Lennon), and the Suck Trilogy of "Crippled
Children Suck," "French People Suck," and "Camel Jockeys
Suck." They also covered "What's This S*** Called Love?" by
The Pagans, as well as The Smiths' "How Soon Is Now?" for
the compilation The World Still Won't Listen: A Tribute to The
Along with the Meatmen on Friday, Easy Action, and local bands The Tosspints and the Mongrels will take to the outdoor stage. Playing
inside White's Bar will be The Stick Arounds, Dynaflo, and
Also playing on Saturday will be local favorites Tension
Head, Neighborhood Muscle, Sinister Footwear, The Banana Convention, as well as Detroit’s own The Ruiners, plus many
Along with great music, Drunken
Monkey Tattoo, which has hosted Altered Skin Revolution for 10 years, will again host a tattoo contest.
Admission to the show is $10.00 for the
weekend. Tickets can be purchased at the following locations:
In Saginaw: The Red Coffee House, Drunken Monkey Tattoo,
Old Town Tattoo, and at White's Bar. In Bay City: Intermission
Deli and at The Vault, or in Midland at Mid Michigan Music.
You can also purchase tickets online at http://etix.com.
For more information, visit Cripsy Music Fest.