Despite popular demand, Butch
rides again in 2010 - June 24-26 at Bimbo's in SF!
asked for it, and now you got it -- so don't blame us! Yes, Butch
Whacks and the Glass Packs -- as much a San Francisco institution as
tailgate parties at Candlestick or innocent late-night strolls in the
Tenderloin -- will return for yet another farewell performance -- their
28th, we think* -- once again at historic Bimbo's 365 Club
in beautiful, downtown
North Beach. The dates are June 24, 25 and 26.
another year older, and the joints and muscles may not be a as supple and spry as
they once were, but we've loaded up on Ben-gay, glucosamine supplements
and WD-40 -- and we are ready to do yet another more than reasonable facsimile of
knocking your socks off.
Tickets go on sale May 10 --
again, because this is America, we want to give you a plethora of
purchasing options so here they are:
* at least we
think it's the 28th. We started
this reunion gig back in 1983, but do you count the year or two when
the dementia flared up and we forgot to show up?
- Buy tickets by check (slower method
and you take your chances that tickets to the Friday and Saturday shows
might be sold out, but if you want to take the risk...)
- Buy tickets online (beginning May 10) at www.butchwhacks.com
- Buy them in person and proudly show
the world what a rugged traditionalist you are.
When a band has 38 years of history and bad jokes, you have to store it somewhere. And a lot of it is at www.butchwhacks.com. (Even the part that's in Spanish - courtesy of our early 1970's trade mission to Guatemala - of which some of the files have recently been declassified.) |
Learn about band members, a skewed history of the group, and see some old photos -- some of which showed us before gravity took its toll and we were a lot leaner.
You can even see some of our old classic bits, which gives you the proper authority and credentials to tell us to our face at this year's show that we used to be a lot better in the old days. (Hey, if our spouses and kids can say it, why shouldn't you.)
Anyway, check it out and if you have any requests for specific memories, let us know. We probably can't do anything about it, but let us know anyway -- it might make all of us feel better.
Anyway, That's it for this e-blast from the past (and present). Next time we'll once again give you our Butch Whacks North Beach picks to click restaurant-wise for some pre-show sensory satiation. And you better know the band doesn't put its collective gourmet reputation on the line unless we're talking good eats and good value!