Dave Hill, Phil Anselmo, a goat
Multiply the mouthy, flesh-jiggling early Bette Midler by one hundred, give her the super-plus-size figure and fashion sense of Divine, the John Waters diva, and the manners of a Flintstone, and you've got a rough approximation of Bridget Everett, the alt-cabaret star who roared around the stage of Joe's Pub...That's a review from a recent Joe's Pub show and if you missed it, you have three more chances including tonight (7/31).
Who are the Tender Moments? Well, they would be Bridgett's band members: Mike Jackson on guitar; Adam Horovitz, a k a Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys, on bass; Matt Ray on piano; and Carmine Covelli on drums. The bassist needs no introduction. You might recognize some of the other names from Ad-Rock's wife Kathleen Hanna's new band The Julie Ruin (who announced a small show of their own today).
What does Dave Hill have to do with this? He also happens to be a regular guest at Bridgett Everett shows! He joined them at their last two Joe's Pub gigs and will do so again tonight. He'll also join the Tender Moments on stage at Outside Lands in San Francisco on Saturday, August 10th. It's one of three performances Dave is doing at the California fest on The Barbary stage, and only part of his whole Outside Lands itinerary which also includes hosting the SoundWave stage with us like he did at Firefly Fest (but won't be doing at Lollapalooza).
Why is Dave Hill pictured with Phil Anselmo and a goat on the top of this post? Because Phil (when not promoting a new music project) and Dave (when not investigating the royal baby) are currently filming a new sure-to-be both metal and hilarious online series for Adult Swim! it's called Metal Grasshopper and it will premiere later this year!
Where can I meanwhile see Dave Hill rock out? As mentioned, you can catch him at Joe's Pub, but for a more proper Dave Hill rock show, head to Mercury Lounge on Friday night (8/2) where his band rock band Valley Lodge will be performing. You can listen to their power pop hits at Soundcloud.
P.S. Paperback lovers take note: Dave's book "Tasteful Nudes" comes out as a paperback on Sept 3.
Another glorious pic of Dave and Phil and Phil Anselmo tour dates, below...
AUTHOR & PUNISHER - Technicians of Distortion Tour 2013
w/ Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Warbeast
7/31/2013 Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
8/01/2013 1114 W 24th - Kansas City, MO*
8/02/2013 Wooly's - Des Moines, IA
8/03/2013 First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
8/04/2013 Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
8/05/2013 Melody Inn - Indianapolis, IN*
8/06/2013 House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
8/07/2013 The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
8/09/2013 Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI
8/10/2013 Opera House - Toronto, ON
8/11/2013 The Monkey House - Winooski, VT*
8/13/2013 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
8/14 /2013 Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY
8/15/2013 Radio, Somerville, MA*
8/16/2013 Gramercy - New York, NY
8/17/2013 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
8/18/2013 The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
8/20/2013 The Masquerade - Heaven Stage - Atlanta, GA
8/22/2013 Tipitinas - New Orleans, LA
8/23/2013 Monstrosity Gallery - Austin, TX*
8/25/2013 The Complex - Glendale, CA*
* AUTHOR & PUNISHER only