The Jesus Lizard's David Yow @ ATP UK 5/10/09 (Terekhova)
The Jesus Lizard: How a man nearing 50 can possess more energy than entire bands made up of younger souls is beyond us, but David Yow was never less than possessed during the legendary grungers' brace of Centre Stage sets on Saturday [5/9] and Sunday... 'Puss', 'Gladiator' and more were rocked out to for the first time since their break up in 1999. [Clash Music]The Jesus Lizard, who reformed to play two ATP UK shows on May 9th and 10th, will keep the reunion going with shows scheduled through the fall. Those dates include Primavera Sound on May 28th, Pitchfork Festival on July 17th, Seattle's Capitol Hill Block Party on July 24th, ATP NY on September 11th and more (though still no NYC). They're also one of the first bands to confirm for the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin on November 7th and 8th.
Singer David Yow's other band, Qui, played ATP UK too. For that appearance, the band released a limited-edition 7-inch, The Little Golden Blanket, on Infrasonic Sound. The 7-inch's two tracks, posted above, are from a forthcoming Qui LP, due in late 2009. Check 'em out.
Videos of The Jesus Lizard at ATP UK (with examples of David Yow's prodigious stagediving skills) and all tour dates, below...
The Jesus Lizard live @ ATP Butlins Minehead, UK, 2nd show 10. May 2009
The Jesus Lizard Live @ ATP The Fans Strike Back: Puss
Duane Denison of Jesus Lizard Soundcheck @ ATP Minehead 09. May 2009
The Jesus Lizard - 2009 Tour Dates
May 27 Paris Villette Sonique 2009 Festival Paris, FR
May 28 Primavera Festival Barcelona, Spain
Jul 17 Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago, Illinois
Jul 24 Capitol Hill Block Party Seattle, Washington
Aug 22 Pukkelpop Kiewit, Belgium
Sep 11 ATP Monticello, NY Monticello, New York
Oct 15 The Henry Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, California
Oct 17 The Fillmore San Francisco, California
Nov 7 Fun Fun Fun Fest Austin, Texas