Posted in metal | music on May 28, 2014

By Ian Chainey

GWAR at GWAR-B-Q, 2013 (More by Josh Sisk)
Gwar Bar

These are cynical times. If announcements pimping the unabated flow of GWAR merch have made you wince once or twice, I don't blame you. Society has conditioned that reaction. But let's preface the following crowd-funding attempt with this: Dave "Oderus Urungus" Brockie really wanted this one and it's a bummer he passed before he could see it happen. Okay? Okay. Here we go.

There might be a GWAR Bar.

Cleverly named GWARbar, the collaboration with Richmond, Virgina restauranteur Travis Croxton now has an Indiegogo page and is seeking donations. The goal has been set at $50,000 with donor perks including barstools engraved with your name ($1,000), personalized cocktails ($2,500), and their undying scorn ($1). The eatery will be stocked with the band's own GWAR beer and GWAR-B-Q sauce. The accompanying PR statement is, as they all are, amusing, noting that head chef BalSac, the Jaws of Death is a shoe-in for that Michelin star: "My mother taught me the endless secrets of intergalactic cooking. And then I ate her." Hopes are this thing turns into the Rainforest Cafe of animatronic ejaculate.

GWARbar is another development in a busy post-Brockie period for GWAR. Previously, the band announced it would be keeping its GWAR-B-Q and Riot Fest engagements, along with a stream of other opportunities to, er, come.

Horse hockey? Again, Oderus wanted this. (I will also go to this if I'm in Richmond.) You can watch the GWARbar plea, which includes kinda heartbreaking video of a stoked Brockie, below.



Comments (13)

Just how many different kinds of sausage do you think people will want? Damn!

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 3:44 PM

Go away.

No seriously, go the FUCK away.

I could never figure out the appeal of this "band".

Can they be more obvious about their wanting to make as much money as possible now that their singer passed on thus their band passed on cuz GWAR isn't GWAR without him?

Get jobs.

Posted by D | May 28, 2014 11:29 PM

11:29 go suck a scarf.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2014 10:50 AM

yeah 11:29, go listen to your Arcade Fire limited edition vinyl accompanied with a latte

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2014 11:26 AM

^ don't worry, he's probably busy with stuff, he'll call. chin up!

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2014 11:40 AM

Wow, can you imagine the production the glory hole will be there?

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2014 1:51 PM

One day it will be ironic to like Gwar and hipsters will be buying $300 vintage concert shirts and searching ebay for 'Scumdogs of the Universe' on cassette.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2014 2:14 PM

^ you mean like they do with Kiss Destroyer now?
difference being of course that Destroyer is an awesome album

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2014 2:27 PM

zero fucks are given for anyone's opinion! 8D

Posted by Evil Bacon | May 29, 2014 9:38 PM

Yeah I, D, listen to Arcade Fire right ok LOL.

Someone doesn't read BV comments.

Posted by D | May 31, 2014 12:03 AM

Go suck a dick, D. GWAR were great live and Scumdogs is a great record.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2014 9:42 PM

^ WAAAAAA nah you go "suck a dick" you hurt bitch.

GWAR was, is, and always will be a lousy gimmick. Shit is played out. The singer died. Let it go, move on, do something else with your lives. They come off desperate to make money now and it's pathetic.

Posted by D | May 31, 2014 9:46 PM

They should have opened up the franchise, naming their restaurant GwarGnar and then opening a separate watering hole, GwarBar.

Posted by L | June 3, 2014 5:16 PM

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