JRC Events Presents

Garrett T Capps

Heavy Meddo, The Cancers, Utah County Swillers
July 5, 2023
7:30PM MDT
The Urban Lounge
241 South 500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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JRC Events Presents:

Garrett T Capps

with special guests...
Heavy Meddo
The Cancers
Utah County Swillers 

21+ event

Doors 7:00
Show 7:30

Tickets on sale now : www.jrcslc.com

Urban Lounge
241 South 500 East
Salt Lake City, UT

Garrett T. Capps plays what's been called Kraut Country: a mixture of the South Texas groove of Doug Sahm, the song stories of Jerry Jeff Walker, and Kraftwerk’s weirdo electronic sheen.  Throw in a sprinkling of Meat Puppets cowpunk and you’re getting close.  He’s been praised everywhere from Rolling Stone to Texas Public Radio to Brooklyn Vegan.  A restless creator and cultural instigator, he’s opened San Antonio’s premier dive-bar honky tonk (The Lonesome Rose) and overall been an indispensable catalyst lifting the TX community, and having a great time in the process.For this tour, he’ll be backed by Heavy Meddo (who will also play their own set) --  a Post-Punk Cow-Thrash Cosmische band that’s made waves on the TX scene since its 2022 introduction.  They’re tough to classify but safe to say - explosive, tight, and just plain right.  Featuring Bill Baird, a musician/writer/composer who’s carved out one of the most diverse and under-appreciated trajectories in underground music, Jordan Johns, one of the best rock drummers in the game, Ethan Smith, a very tall Texan, and Jonathan Horne, formerly of White Denim, currently backing indie-folk phenom Jana Horn, and a legend of the free jazz and improv scenes.  Heavy Meddo's music is an explosive take on TX-style psych and post-punk, in the vein of Butthole Surfers/Scratch Acid meeting the 13th Floor Elevators, with lyrics by erstwhile Texan William S. Burroughs (yes, he was a Texan).   They will be promoting their new 45rpm 12” EP, Atonal Choir File.Austin Leonard Jones completes the bill with a style all his own — erudite punk preacher raconteur — that’s won over audiences world-wide.  Think 90s hero David Berman’s startling eloquence meets 70s country star Moe Bandy’s charm meets the great Michael Hurley’s DIY whimsy.  (David Berman is one of the great Texans that most folks don't know are Texan).  Austin Jones just released “Dead Calm” to much praise on the highly selective Perpetual Doom label.   Jones has carved out a unique niche, with his raucous stage shows, refined songcraft, and DIY spirit.  
All in all, a life affirming night highlighting some of the best modern TX music.