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MARY SWANDER AT SHAMAN DRUM
Mary Swander will read from her recent book,
"Out of this World: A Journey of Healing," at
Shaman Drum this Monday at 8 p.m. m.densddy
July 17, 1996 7r

Goldfinger to
Detroit for the
,Warped Tour
By Colin Bartos
Daily Arts Writer

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Seasoned veterans Butthole
Surfers surface in spotlight

It seems like the groups that struggle the hard-
est and pay their dues for years in the club circuit Don't look now, it'
never gain the recognition that many of today's fly-
by-night MTV darlings get in mere weeks. Not so this year, and has
with Santa Monica's Goldfinger. Lead vocalist ful single, "Here
John Feldmann was a shoe salesman, for god's up the Goldfinge
sake. Lucky for Feldmann that songwriting, and from its ska and p
tnt Reeboks, swas his dreant. Religion, NOFX,
"I sold shoes for so long, man" Feldmann said in Replacements as
a phone interview with The Michigan Daily, "I was very catchy and fu
just like, 'I really wanna play music and get on the life of the band.
road."
Feldmann formed Gold- I V I w
finger about three years ago, Goldfinger e
with guitarist Charlie Paulson, with the warped Tour
drummer Darrin Pfeiffer and Monday. Ju y 22
bassist Simon Williams, in P"e"iob " Mui eer
Sho staris ati pin.
Santa Monica. After the group Tickets are S17.50
"played millions and mil-
ns of shows around L.A.," according to Feldmann, of humor, too, on
one of the members of the seminal ska group the "(We) just wan
Skeletones dug their act, and invited them to tour with man, you know?"
his band. he thought, comp
After opening for the Skeletones numerous punkers, that Gold
times, Goldfinger started opening for other big ska Pop bands seem t
bands, and gained notice from a guy who was start- Feldmann said, "W
ing a new record label. Feldmann explained that "all it's always been ab
the major (labels) ... shined us basically ..." because Now that Gold
the band didn't sound original enough. Persistence Feldmann hopes t
>aid off, though, and eventually Goldfinger signed will be remember
h Mojo Records. I have is once
Goldfinger's self-titled debut came out earlier

s Goldfinger.
even spawned a hugely success-
In Your Bedroom," which sums
er sound. Goldfinger borrows
unk roots, citing bands like Bad
Circle Jerks, Buzzcocks and the
major influences. The music is
n, and the lyrics are based on the
"Lyrically," Feldmann said,
"we're all about just getting
ruined by chicks." Songs like
"Miles Away," and "Nothing To
Prove" are straight rockers,
while "King For A Day" and
"Pictures" have a ska feel to
them. Feldmann shows his sense
"My Girlfriend's Shower Sucks."
na have fun, like Cyndi Lauper,
Feldmann joked. Feldmann said
ared to the rest of the California
lfinger is "more of a pop band."
o write the catchiest songs, and
riting a good song ... that's what
out for me."
finger is known for its big single,
hat's not the only thing the band
ed for. "The biggest problem that
you have some kind of corn-
See GOLDFINGER, Page 11

By Ted Watts
Daily Arts Writer the radio' and 'Wow, what a
name,' 'I like that Toadies song,
The Butthole Surfers have let's go out to the show,"'
probably been seeping into your explains drummer King Coffey.
consciousness recently by "It's a very different crowd, a
means of the band's newest sin- very different experience. So
gle5 "Pepper." With its trip- that's definitely changed. But to
hoppy drum track and largely be honest with you, I kinda dig
monotone vocal delivery, it is change. I'm almost into
immediately change for
distinguish-PREVIEWA change's
able from sake. If we
almost any- Butthole Surfers were doing
thing else on i Plaza Ampitheater the same
alternatie Doors open at 5:30 p.mn. thing year
radio. Call (810) 335-4850 for info after year,
But the I'd find it
Buttholes are seasoned veter- incredibly boring. We would've
ans, not a rookie flavor of the all dropped out. But just the
month. They've been around sheer fact that this Fellini film
since the early '80s, largely that I'm watching and am also a
underground. "These days we're bit player in, called the Butthole
playing for people who might Surfers, has been going on for
say 'Hey, I've heard 'Pepper' on 13 years, that the movie keeps

ine DUun3UIo eurtvrv store a pose.
changing and taking really odd
moves and nobody knows what
to expect next, it keeps me
entertained. I kind of dig that."
The recent positive changes
in the Buttholes' circumstances
have created some opportunities,
for the band. "Because we're
playing in front of bigger
crowds means we have more
door money to work with, which
has always been funneled back
See SURFERS, Page 11

Polvo to rock the Stick Sonic adventurers Polvo use nearly every kind of sound
a guitar has been known to make on their newest
album, "Exploded Drawing," (Touch and Go) which
mixes blues, Eastern music, folk, country and ambient
music. Each song has a twisting, unpredictable quality
- but remains listenable, especially the explosive
"Bridesmaid Blues," the angular "Feather of
4 'Forgiveness" and the punky "High-Wire Moves." See
Polvo tonight at the Magic Stick with special guests
Spatula and Melk - it's a show experimental music,
fans won't want to miss. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets
",.:r-;:". :are $6 in advance. Call (313) 833-9700 for more infor-
mation.

More Warped Tour Info
The second annual Warped Tour runs over Pine Knob in Clarkston, Ml on July
22. What is a Warped Tour, you might ask? The Warped Tour is a celebration of
punk music and culture, sort of like Lollapalooza, but without the cheese. The
show starts at 2 p.m., and the main stage features such punk giants as
Pennywise, CIV. NOFX, Goldfinger and face to face. Different acts, like Sense
geld and Samiam, will be joining the tour on different dates. You never know
ho might show up on the second stage, either. And hey, if you think a band
isn't up to par, you can always go hang out and watch the pro skating and BMX
competitions while you wait for the bands you wanna see. If you like the festival
thing, definitely check it out, and see what real underground, "alternative"
music is all about. Tickets are $17.50 through Ticketmaster.
-By Colin Bartos, DailyrArts Writer

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