Nothing against Hank Are you ready for some football?! Williams Jr. Im sure hes a swell guy and all but I only really have time for two members of that musical family: Legendary country pioneer Hank Williams and his grandson, charismatic cowpunk Hank Williams III, or simply Hank III. Both look almost exactly the same, cept for the latters tattoos, both are killer songwriters, and, from all accounts, both share the same bad-ass attitude and lifestyle. Youd be forgiven for thinking P.F.F. (which stands for Punch, Fight, Fuck) a song on Hank IIIs recent Damn Right, Rebel Proud is about Hank himself, but its really an ode to one of his favorites, infamous scum-punk G.G. Allin: I drink a lotta whiskey, smokin all the time/Im getting fucked up every goddamn night/Everybody's doin cocaine and startin up fights/And Im livin fast and hard and dyin hard with my goddamn/Loaded fists of fury, doin what I do/And Im spittin in your face cause Im dominatin you. Even when III and his band rock the traditional country instruments (acoustic guitars, fiddle, banjo, etc.) things get mighty rowdy; and when they reconfigure mid-show into Assjack, IIIs straight-up hardcore/punk-metal outfit, you may want to consider taking cover.
Wed., March 4, 7 p.m., 2009