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Joe Jack Talcum & Coolzey with Not A Part Of It
April 16 • 7:00 pm• $10 - $12
On Monday, April 16, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and University of Oregon Campus Radio 88.1 FM KWVA proudly welcome to the WOW Hall Joe Jack Talcum of The Dead Milkmen and Coolzey plus Eugene’s own Not A Part Of It.
Joseph Genaro (Joe Jack Talcum) founded The Dead Milkmen in 1983, initially establishing the group as a bedroom-based home-recording project with a mythological back-story prior to their evolution into a traditional four-piece band. Members of the group regularly employed pseudonyms, and Genaro most frequently called himself “Joe Jack Talcum” (stemming from a character that Genaro had imagined) in the context of the group. Joe Jack Talcum has consistently recorded solo material since the early 1980s. Between 1984-1999, he self-released eight cassette tapes of home recorded songs. A four-piece group calling itself Butterfly Joe (after one of Genaro’s pseudonyms) assembled to perform Joe Jack’s solo material and released a self-titled, full-length album in 1999. HHBTM Records recently released the 2nd Volume in Joe Jack’s home recordings series on vinyl. It is titled Home Recordings 1993 – 1999. Says Talcum, “I perform original songs and Dead Milkmen songs (which I helped write – I am an original member of that band) with acoustic guitar and harmonica.”
Coolzey is described as golden era hip-hop roots planted in black Iowa dirt and tempered by 90s alternative era rock influence that yields a juxtaposition of the dark, horrific nature of life paired with a slapstick and comedic view of the world. This allows for a wide, unpredictable arsenal of material ranging from soul-spilling indie bedroom rock to wise-cracking battle rap and on to radio pop. Coolzey stepped into the public eye around 2005 with a demo album and a series of exploratory DIY tours with rapper/comedian and friend Schaffer the Darklord. Soon Coolzey was touring alongside hip-hop legends like Brand Nubian and Jurassic 5 as well as punk rock heroes like The Dead Milkmen. His first album The Honey was released in 2010 and the second full-length Hit Factory in 2013.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show, and are available at U. of O. Ticket Office, WOW Hall and www.ticketweb.com. Doors open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 8:00. The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene) and is open for all ages (6-11 half price at the door when accompanied by parent or adult guardian; five and under no charge). Adult refreshments are available downstairs. For more information please call 541-687-2746.