Perhaps your plan for this evening is to hop over to The High Watt for the superlative indie-pop stylings of Merge Records' Hospitality. If so, that's a totally legit decision. I respect you. But you should probably know that over at The End, there will be a different sort of rock 'n' roll spectacle going down. Tim and Eric fans are no doubt familiar with outsider artist and alien abductee David Liebe Hart, but get this: Did you know he has a punk rock band now? And that — as illustrated by the above performance — it's quite a bit more similar to the sort of '90s punk and indie rock I listened to in high school? Wrap your mind around it. Oh, also, I wrote a Critic's Pick. Climb aboard:
Outsider artist David Liebe Hart is not a comedian. He’s known for his appearances on Adult Swim’s bizarro absurdist fest Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and his Hollywood-based public-access show Junior Christian Science Bible Lesson; he often performs with a menagerie of genuinely creepy-looking puppets; and he believes in a race of aliens known as the Korendians, who abducted him as a young man, taking blood and skin samples and imparting him with their salutation, “salame.” But he is decidedly not a comedian. Rather, Hart travels the globe sharing with sincerity his songs, his puppetry and his music — which naturally focuses on “beautiful women, famous actors and his sincere belief in UFOs.” According to his Facebook page, Hart “has formed a punk band with frequent collaborator Adam Papagan” — and really, what’s more punk rock than a puppet-toting alien abductee? As a matter of fact, Hart’s got a minute-long frantic, rubbery, spoken-word sort of punk song about Tim and Eric’s Tim Heidecker titled “Tim Heidecker Lied to Me,” and it features the lyric “They promised me a hooker, Tim Heidecker lied to me / They said she’d be a looker, Tim Heidecker lied to me.” So. Hold onto your butts. Local rock ’n’ roll outfits Mystery Twins and Leather Nightmare appear in support. —D. PATRICK RODGERS
As noted, get there early to catch locals Mystery Twins and Leather Nightmare. Kicks off at 9 p.m., and it'll run you $10.