Washington's rock community has quickly mobilized to set up cross-country
benefits for Estrus Records, the surf/instrumental/garage rock label whose
warehouse was gutted by fire a month ago (January 16). Already one benefit show
took place on February 8 in Stockholm, Sweden that featured The Nomads and Dee
According to an Estrus website
(http://www.auburn.edu/~ratlimc/Estrus.html), a string of Estrus Appreciation
"Fireshock" benefit shows are in the works, with more to come. A source who's
helping set up the shows told ATN that the Estrus brain trust thought it would
be a better idea to do a bunch of regional shows than try to get everyone in
the same place at the same time.
Here are the confirmed shows thus
*Chicago Fireshock: March 1st, at the Empty Bottle, featuring: The
Goblins, Crown Royals, Chinese Millionaires, The Pokers, Bouncing Balls, Thee
*Houston Fireshock: March 7th, at Mary Jane's, featuring:
Sugar Shack, Lord High Fixers, The Motards, Kiss-Offs (part 1.4.5's), Junior
*Dallas Fireshock: March 8th, at The Orbit Room, featuring: Sugar
Shack, Lord High Fixers, The Motards, Kiss Offs, Mullins.
Fireshock: March 8, at the Hi-Pointe (matinee show), featuring: The Bent
Scepters, Prisonshake, The Delstars, The Geargrinders.
March 22nd, at Moe's, featuring: The Galaxy Trio, Black Jack, Madame X, The
Statics, Boss Martians, El Dorado.
*Boston Fireshock: March 29th, at The
Middle East, featuring: Sex Bomba, X-Ray Tango, The Itchies, The
T-shirts, posters and other benefit items are in the works and
supporters are hoping to get a benefit CD together soon, in addition to a Mono
Men tribute double-7".