Arguably the most infamously named band in the annals of popular music, Butthole Surfers have long reigned as a notorious rock act of the American underground. Masters of calculated outrage, the group fuses shock rock with a distinct and chaotic mishmash of avant-garde, hardcore, electronica and Texas psychedelia. Following a series of early releases and side projects including frontman Gibby Haynes' group P, which also featured movie star Johnny Depp the band became a breakout mainstream success in 1996 with their album "Electriclarryland." The album launched hit single "Pepper," which reached number one on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart that year.
In 2000, the band hired Nathan Calhoun as bassist. In 2001, the group released "Weird Revolution," which reached number 130 on the Billboard 200 and spawned single "The Shame of Life," which hit number 24 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. Since then, the group has released two additional albums, including "Humpty Dumpty LSD," a compilation of studio outtakes, and 2003's "Butthole Surfers/Live PCPPEP." Their popular song "Who Was In My Room Last Night" is a featured track on Guitar Hero 2.
Butthole Surfers have attracted a devoted national following for their live shows, which features the band's high-energy on-stage antics, black comedy, strobe lights and smoke machines, and sound manipulation and tape editing. A staged reproduction of the band's live show was filmed for 1988's "Bar-B-Que Movie," a short Super 8 mm film movie directed by Alex Winter, best known as "Bill S. Preston, Esq." from "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure." The band's songs have also been featured in numerous Hollywood hit films, including Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo + Juliet" and John Carpenter's "Escape from L.A."
Tickets to Butthole Surfers at the Wilma Theater are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and go on sale Friday, July 15. Tickets can be purchased at Rockin Rudy's in Missoula, Cactus Records in Bozeman and online at www.porterhouseproductions.com. This event is open to all ages and mature audiences.
For more information, visit www.porterhouseproductions.com.
The Wilma Theater
131 South Higgins
Missoula, MT 59802
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