Texas-based superboogie trio HONKY, who spent much of the Summer waging their Lone Star booty-shakers upon European ears, will return to local stages next week for a short run of live dates through Texas and Louisiana with WhiskeyDick and Pure Luck. See all confirmed dates below.
HONKY features long time Butthole Surfers/part time Melvins bassist JD Pinkus, guitarist Bobby Ed Landgraf (Down, Skrew), and drummer Trinidad Leal (Dixie Witch). The band released their deliciously infectious Corduroy full-length earlier this year via Housecore Records. Produced by Pinkus and mastered by Paul Leary with artwork and layout by Ryan Everett, Corduroy boasts a talented cast of bashers alongside Leal including Michael “Night Train” Brueggen (Blackula, Syrup, Supagroup), Dale Crover (Melvins), and original HONKY drummer, Lance Farley as well as guest appearances from Mark “Speedy” Gonzales and the Fantasma Horns, and the band’s favorite Honkette, Rae Comeau.
9/16/2016 Jack’s Bar – San Antonio, TX w/ WhiskeyDick, Pure Luck
9/17/2016 White Oaks – Houston, TX w/ WhiskeyDick, Pure Luck
9/18/2016 The District – Lafayette, LA w/ WhiskeyDick, Pure Luck
9/20/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ WhiskeyDick, Pure Luck
9/21/2016 Rockin Blues Cafe – Covington, LA w/ WhiskeyDick, Pure Luck
9/22/2016 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX w/ WhiskeyDick, Pure Luck
9/24/2016 Curtain Club – Dallas, TX w/ WhiskeyDick
HONKY was founded in 1996 and proudly carries the torch held by the likes of Bloodrock, Pantera, ZZ Top, and the red-headed stranger himself, Mr. Willie Nelson. Over the course of two decades, the band has released some of the best stripped down, butt-shakin’, rock ever cut to wax, tape, or CD.
“New twists on old formulas are always welcome, but they’re also unnecessary for an act with a black belt in boogie.” – The Austin Chronicle
“Corduroy is nine tracks of heavy rock where the dominant underlying subject is having a damn good time…” – New Noise Magazine
“Flawless, 1970s-inspired guitar rock…” – Heavy Metal Textbooks
“…it’s not often that you find a band that gets better with each and every album. HONKY is absolutely one of those few bands…” – Enfocus
“…there aren’t many bands that can successfully try and compete with Dusty, Frank and The Reverend Willy G but HONKY are out to at least bask in the reflected glory by playing the same kind of swaggering Texan blues rock as The Top with the Southern Trendkill of Pantera thrown in to make sure your hips are shaking and your teeth get kicked in… this is good shit” – Musipedia Of Metal
“…just about as fine a bluesy boogie you’re gonna get anywhere this side of [ZZ Top’s] ‘Tush,’ or, ‘Sharp Dressed Man.” — Maximum Volume Music