Next GAS show is at Turkeyfest Day 3, Sat Oct 14, Mickey’s Tavern.

Here is the hype: “Madison’s longest running power pop-punk outfit! They’ll be playing in rare and raw 3-piece mode for this show! Hot off a 20th anniversary show at High Noon that further cemented their reputation as excellent, hook heavy rock n roll with plenty of bite! Witty and wonky punk!!!
For fans of The Replacements, The Buzzcocks, X, The Pixies, Early Veruca Salt, GBV, ETC.”

Your transistor radio will not pick up the 20th Anniversary Show. You must be present at High Noon Saloon Fri 9/8, 8:30pm. Only 5 days until the show!

Civil War Reenactor

Only 10 more days until the Official GAS 20th Anniversary Show at High Noon Saloon, Friday Sept 8. We have played this song Eleventy Million times and it never gets old:

It all started with a D and D game
A Time Life book about the blue and the grey
A pewter chess set from the Franklin Mint
A rusted sword from my cousin’s basement

You be the Captain I’ll be the Colonel
Civil War Re-Enactor
You be the Sergeant I’ll be the surgeon
Civil War Re-Enactor

The next thing I knew I bought a blue cap at a specialty store downtown
My wife stitched me a uniform that I could wear around
I bought an old carbine and I picked up a sword I polished my bayonet
My buddies from Michigan are driving down Gettysburg I’ll get there yet

You bring the Merrimac, I’ll bring the monitor
Civil War Re-enactor
You drink the whiskey, I’ll cut your leg off
Civil War Re-enactor
You bring the salt pork, I’ll bring the hard tack
Civil War Re-enactor
All of the violence but none of the death
Civil War Re-enactor

Sleeping like spoons to keep cozy at night
I polished my teeth to sharpen my bite
I got hit with a musket wad
So I’m never going back to my copy shop job

You bring the Merrimac, I’ll bring the monitor
Civil War Re-enactor
You drink the whiskey, I’ll cut your leg off
Civil War Re-enactor
You bring the salt pork, I’ll bring the hard tack
Civil War Re-enactor
All of the violence but none of the death
Civil War Re-enactor

The year of GAS culminates on September 8 at High Noon Saloon: It’s the Official GAS 20th Anniversary Show!

We will have some new songs, some old songs, and some surprises. Just like always, a GAS show is never dull!
We are so excited to have this awesome collection of bands help us celebrate:

The Coolhand Band 8:30
One of the best Madison power pop bands in the ‘90s has reformed and this is their Madison reunion debut, featuring Shinky from the New Recruits, Eric Hartz from Hum Machine, and Troy Nelsen who has been playing in Austin for the last 20 years.
https://www.facebook.com/The-Coolhand-Band-1541730332557429/

The Pamphleteers 9:15
Drawing on early British Invasion, psychedelia, to new wave, Rebecca Crawford (Rhoda, The Dials), Geoff Atkinson, and Jonathan Ben-Isvy (Teenage Imposters, Returnables) yield tuneful nuggets and aggressively moody dirges that lodge deep in your medial pre-frontal cortex.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/pamphleteers.band/about/?ref=page_internal

Proud Parents 10:05
Madison’s premier pop outfit featuring Claire from Non-Travelin’ Band, Giant People, ETC, Tyler from Fire Heads, Giant People, Heather from The Hussy, and Seraphin from The Gonzo Rongs
https://www.facebook.com/proudparentsband/

The German Art Students 11:00
Much like the parade of New Wave bands that spread equal amounts of pop and snot across the late ‘70s music scene, the local quarter hold nothing sacred. Civil War Reenactments, self-righteous lefty artists, twee-baroque rock bands. They sneer at ‘em all – Tom Laskin
http://www.germanartstudents.com
https://gasrocks.bandcamp.com
https://gasrocks.wordpress.com

Advance tickets are $10 and are available here:
http://www.high-noon.com/…/1519492-german-art-students-20t…/
by phone at 877-987-6487, and at the High Noon Saloon.

See you there.
Love,
GAS

It has been a while since we checked the archives. Here’s one from Willy Street Fair – anybody know what year? Only 11 days to get psyched for the Official GAS 20th Anniversary Show Friday Sept. 8 at High Noon Saloon! #GAS20Years.