Hot Punk City is Back!

May 13, 2009 at 5:42 pm (Uncategorized)




Thanks to all these tremendously hardworking bands, dedicated fans who even dared to bask in the brutal heat on Friday night (a broken air-conditioner!) , and a club who was 100% committed, we were able to raise $1,000 for Peter Case!


Left of the Dial is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking Hot Pop City series, which took place in 1999-2000 and featured iconic alt pop/post-punk bands like the Rondelles, Red Monkey, and Silver Scooter to performers such as Daniel Johnston and Britt Daniel (Spoon). LOTD is sponsoring Hot Punk City at the Mink, another two night event stretched over the exact same time frame as before: July 31st – Aug. 1st.

Biscuit and Peter Case, Spring 2005, by Ken Hoge

Biscuit and Peter Case, Spring 2005, by Ken Hoge

The shows both honor Randy “Biscuit” Turner of the Big Boys, Cargo Cult, and Biscuit Bombs, who was a 30 year veteran of the Texas punk and outsider art scenes, who died in August 2005, and will raise money for Peter Case, brilliant godfather of power pop and punk (The Nerves and the Plimsouls), who recently underwent open heart surgery. Both Peter and Randy once joined each other on stage to sing a 13th Floor Elevators song! Old school Texas punk pioneers like AK-47 and Mydolls will join new upstarts like O Pioneers! and Guitars, along with the unexpected reunion of grrrl pop punkers London Girl (a 10th year anniversary too!) and friends from afar, like We Moderns from No Idea records in Florida.

In addition, DJ Sonic Reducer and DJ Gina Miller from the Magnetic Four,  Kimonos, and Sugar Hill studio will be spinning old school vinyl and CDs all night!

1980 Flyer!

1980 Plimsouls Flyer!

During the day, 12- 6 p.m. on Saturday, the Mink will also host a Punk Flea Market, a free event featuring vendor tables full of zines, DIY clothes and fashion, art, books, music (of all stripes and formats), posters, etc. Space is limited, so if you wish to be a vendor, please contact There is no vendor fee, and we welcome anyone working within the punk and DIY umbrella.



At this time, the bills include:

NEWSFLASH UPDATE! Guitars has canceled due to an illness.


$7.00 before 10 pm, $10.00 after 10 pm for 21 and up.

$10.00 before 10 pm, $13.00 after 10 pm for 18-21 yr olds.

We Moderns (from No Idea!)

Diet Cokeheads (from the Carolinas)

O Pioneers!

London Girl (10th anniversary show!)


$10.00 before 10 pm, $12.00 after 10 pm for 21 and up.

$13.00 before 10 pm, $15.00 after 10 pm for 18-21 yr olds.

AK-47 (9 pm) Early start!!

Anarchitex (10 pm)

Mydolls (11 pm)

Hickoids (12 pm)

The Biscuit Bombs (1 pm)

For an overview of Biscuit’s art, see here:

For up-to-the minute information on bands and people, see here:

Peter Case

London Girl:




O Pioneers!


Diet Cokeheads:

We Moderns:


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