Butthole Surfers

Sunday 9:40–10:40 Green Stage

Butthole Surfers

Sunday 9:40–10:40 Green Stage

Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, the Butthole Surfers can only be described as living legends from Texas alongside the likes of Daniel Johnston, 13th Floor Elevators, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Beyoncé. From their debut EP released in 1983 to their reunion at Day for Night, the band has taken the world by storm, from the outrageous antics of frontman Gibby Haynes, the guitar magic of Paul Leary, and the insane talent of drummer King Coffey. The roster of bassists has consistently changed throughout the decades, the most recent being Jeff Pinkus, a member in the southern metal band Honky and former touring bassist with the Melvins. In 1984, they released their first record, Psychic… Powerless… Another Man’s Sac, which elevated the band’s status, although they remained essentially underground until the 1996 release of the critically acclaimed Electriclarryland. From the ever-lasting controversial tracks such as “Negro Observer” and “The Lord is a Monkey” to the radio-favorites “Who Was in My Room Last Night?” and “Pepper,” the band has shown that they have overcome any criticism and became one of the must-see live bands of the 90s. Their last performance together was at Austin venue Stubb’s in 2011, leaving fans dying for more until now with their reunion at Day for Night.