Andrew Earles


Posted in Uncategorized by Andrew Earles on February 27, 2008

Ok, Gruntruck doesn’t hold up so hot, but sad news nonetheless…

On with sunnier items: 

Interested parties will have two chances to catch Earles and Jensen LIVE at SXSW!!!

First, on Friday night (3/14), we will be doing a ten-minute block between 10:30 and 11:30 for the “Super Deluxe Comedy Showcase @Sxsw Curated by Comedy Death-Ray.”  Or something to that effect. The shows are at two interconnected clubs called Esther’s (the big room) and the Velveeta Room (the small one).  E&J are in the 10:30 block with Brian Posehn, Leo Allen and Matt Braunger.  So it’ll go Matt hosting, E&J doing ten minutes, then Leo then Brian. We will be unveiling a ten-minute “History of the Prank Phone Call” Powerpoint presentation. This is an official SXSW event/showcase.


On Saturday (3/15), if you can even stand or walk from laughing so hard, we will be hitting the stage AT THIS (‘tween 3:00 and 4:00 in the afternoon, booked as “3:30″)….


The Breeders + NOFX + Simian Mobile Disco + Islands + Kimya Dawson + Black Mountain + Yeasayer + F*cked Up + Lucero + Jay Reatard + No Age + Neon Neon + Pissed Jeans + Atlas Sound + Two Gallants + White Denim + Matt & Kim Municipal Waste + The Night Marchers (featuring John Reis) + Howlin’ Rain + Dead to Me + Langhorne Slim + Shearwater + Gil Mantera’s Party Dream + Grand Ole Party + Darker My Love + Moonrats + Annihilation Time + The Coathangers + Abe Vigoda + + Mellowdrone + Monotonix + Aloha + Selmanaires = moreComedy: Janeane Garofalo Human Giant Brian Posehn Todd Barry + Eugene Mirman + Paul F. Tompkins + Jon Glaser + Jon Benjamin + Earles & Jensen + Leo Allen + Hard n Phirm + Scott Aukerman + BJ Porter + Reggie Watts + Jonah Ray + Matt Brunger + more

Saturday, March 15th @ Waterloo Park in Austin,TX
This event is free, all ages and open to the public.
12:00pm – 10:00pm

Look at the company we’re keeping!!

…and on April 22, interested parties will have the chance to experience Earles and Jensen Present…Just Farr A Laugh Vol 1 & 2 (The Greatest Prank Phone Calls Ever!!) in their own homes!!

R.I.P. Ben McMillan

Posted in Uncategorized by Andrew Earles on February 26, 2008

It took the new issue of Decibel Magazine to inform me of an unfortunate passing.

There are times when even a poorly-aged album does it for me. That’s a testament to an initial strength, sure, and proof that all genres have at least a handful of winners. At nineteen, I had but one friend that listened to Gruntruck, a band that had a timely (for the radio/grunge/trad indie feeding frenzy) sound that also happened to pack a punch – a punch powerful enough to transcend the terrible building blocks of their contemporaries. Push is a solid album…as long as you know what you’re getting into. It also has what might be the absolute worst cover art of any early-90’s alternative release (out of respect, I am not posting an image).

Gruntruck founder Ben McMillan died recently of diabetic complications. No matter what you think of Gruntruck, or his other band, Skinyard, the guy could write a hook and was certainly onto something re: metal crossing over into “hipper” genres (one of his runnin’ dogs in Gruntruck was Tom Niemeyer of The Accused).

Gruntruck’s Wikipedia entry.  




I’ve already seen next week’s Wire…twice….

Posted in Uncategorized by Andrew Earles on February 25, 2008

It’s satisfying. I suspect that the very last episode will hurt. Unlike the episode that you just watched, this (airing 3/2) won’t make you feel as if an immediate shower is in order.

Vincent Gallo issues spoof of improv/noise scene!!

Posted in Uncategorized by Andrew Earles on February 24, 2008

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