Beefcake in Chains is playing their 20th anniversary show at Launchpad (618 Central SW) on Saturday, July, 22, in what promises to be a show for the ages. Serio. Check out the lineup, which includes some legendary players, rarefied heavyweights like Icky and the Yuks as well as Black Maria, Rock Jong Il, Cobra vs. Mongoose and Electric Carlos. I was so awed at the prospect for this show’s ability to help me transcend my annual case of midsummer blues, that I was temporarily struck dumb. But that’s okay because before I went into a jazz trance, I asked Beefcake in Chains mastermind Steve Eiland to tell me all about it. This is what he said: “Beefcake In Chains are the Lords of Burque smut rock and have had a revolving door of amazing, talented members over the years. We are fronted by the always bombastic Stephen "Cap'n Orgasm" Eiland, Vinny Testostoroni Jr. (axe-master Dominic Cagliostro) on guitar, Stephen "Hardcock" Hodock on bass, "Lascivious" Ben Levine on drums and Vladmira & Sister Strange on backing vocals. Spooky Spanky of the infamous Spanky Sisters will be making a special guest appearance. We have played with the likes of the Impotent Sea Snakes, Nashville Pussy, The Meatmen, FEAR and Punk Bunny. We've put out recordings on Transparent Records. We will also be paying tribute to our fallen Beefcake brothers and sister: Ben "Ben Bendovervich" Hathorn, Ryan "Craven Morehead" King and Suzanne "Suki Spanky" Falbo.”
Well, that sounds damn good! From what Eiland said, it sounds like you oughta set your sights on this here gig on Saturday night. And you can, too, for only $5 and a 21+ ID. The whole fucking thing goes off at 7pm.