Fuckknot is a shagged-out mess of a band, with a monkey drummer.
Published: August 21, 2013
This Saturday, Fuckknot will open for one of the members’ faves, Mike Hard, at the Lager House. Erwin is pumped. “This show will be a blast with the Lava Moth boys there, and Mike Hard is amazing,” he says. “It’s Mike. You can’t beat a guy who is in a three-piece suit at the beginning, and by the end he’s ripping up bibles and throwing the pages at you.”
After that, Erwin will turn his attention to his upcoming art show. “We’re putting it on this year at the Old Miami the same day as Dally in the Alley,” he says. “It’s like 40 artists, nine bands, six DJs, pole dancers, barbecue, burlesque — the whole gamut of crap that we’ve always done at Theatre Bizarre, rolled into an art show. It’s called the ‘Dirtiest Most Bizarre Art Show That is Not in the Alley Ever.’
“I worked for the Dirty Show for 10 or 11 years, and I worked for Theatre Bizarre for a while, and had a small falling out with both of them. I checked into Dally this year and they wanted $230. I’m like, you know what, I’ll call my art show that and it’s a ‘middle finger with a smile’ to all of them. The art shows in Detroit have been getting watered down and I wanted to do it in-your-face, much like our music.”
Fear not, though, Fuckknot will force its way back into the front of his mind before long. After all, a band with a name like that cannot be ignored.
Fuckknot plays on Saturday, Aug. 24, with the Mike Hard Show and Lava Moth at PJ’s Lager House, 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-961-4668.
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