Antiseen w/ Cry Coyote and Joe Buck @ Mad Planet
May 17, 2010
Cry Coyote, a local punk quintet opened, as well as
Joe Buck, bass player for Hank Williams III. He played his Tennessee-style
one-man punk show, including barn-stomping songs like âDemon in My Headâ and
sing-a-longs like âHillbilly Pride.â
Next, Antiseenâs singer Jeff Clayton took the stage,
a confederate flag around his face fashioned like a mask. He had long hair and
a beard, a Piggly Wiggly T-shirt and a sleeveless flannel shirt, showing off
tattoo -leeved arms.
âOur last show here was at the Unicorn,â he said
referring to the now defunct underground music venue, âprobably shut down
before you were born.â
They ripped into their blistering song âOne Shot,
One Killâ and an enthusiastic mosh pit broke out on the beer-slicked floor.
The washboard onstage was there for Clayton to play
like an instrument, but what about the baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire? The
audience soon found out.
âI was talking to some of you before the show, and
Iâm glad to hear that Milwaukee
is still a wrestling town!â Clayton said, then talked about some of his favorite
wrestlers and lamented that âmasculinity was going out of style.â The band flew
into a wall of distortion as Clayton gave himself a couple of whacks in the
face with the bat, a stream of blood flowing down his face. The crowd cheered
wildly and displayed the goat horns.
For an encore, they called Joe Buck onstage to join
them in a cover Dr. Ralph Stanleyâs bluegrass song âBlack Eyed Susie,â and then
played their pro-carnivore song, âAnimals, Eat âEm.â
In the grand scheme of things, it was a mellow show
for Antiseen, who sometimes also use fire, explosives, broken glass and barbed
wire fences in their act.
Photo by Andy Junk