Mayo Thompson (of Red Krayola)
Red Krayola (formerly The Red Crayola) was a psychedelic, avant-garde rock band from Houston, Texas, formed by art students at the University of St. Thomas (Texas) in 1966. The band was led by singer/guitarist and visual artist Mayo Thompson, along with drummer Frederick Barthelme (brother of novelist Donald Barthelme) and Steve Cunningham. Their work prefigured punk and the no wave scene in 1980s New York City.Red Krayola will play the Whitney Museum as part of the Biennial on both Friday, April 13 & Saturday, April 14.
They made noise rock, psychedelia and occasionally folk/country songs and instrumentals in a DIY fashion, an approach that presaged the lo-fi aesthetic of many 1990s US indie rock groups... Thompson has continued using the name, in its legally required permutation The Red Krayola, for his musical projects since. -[Wiki]
On Friday they will band with The Familiar Ugly to perform tracks new and old alongside "free-form freakouts". On Saturday "selections from Victorine--an opera written in collaboration with the British conceptual artists Art & Language--will be premiered." The shows are free with paid museum admission.
Jarvis Cocker played the Whitney last week.