Skullman Records

Boo Frog, Snow Bud and the Flower People, Divining Rods, Napalm Beach

Snow Bud – Thurs 10/21 @ Satyricon

Snow Bud at Satyricon - October 21, 2010From Willamette Week: Kleveland, Snow Bud and the Flower People, Hogwild, Slackjaw

[DOOBIE JAMS!] Snow Bud and the Flower People, fronted by Napalm Beach frontman/Portland legend Chris Newman, is kind of a joke. Newman, of course, is in on said joke: Snow Bud began as a gag—a stoner-rock project that could goof on trippy Doors and Hendrix formulas while writing a seemingly endless string of songs about marijuana—and later grew into something of a bit more consequence. That initial joke spawned a 25-year career—one dogged by hiatuses during Newman’s occasional jail time and homelessness—and a few brushes with fame, from High Times to Sub Pop. The music, taken in as a lengthy blur of bluesy riffs, feedback and one-liners, reminds as much of the Butthole Surfers and the Melvins as it does of those hippie-rock influences. For an old joke, it shows that these guys take Snow Bud pretty seriously. CASEY JARMAN. Satyricon 9 pm. $7. 21+.



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