Ian Astbury, the former leader of the Cult debuted his new
band Holy Barbarians last weekend in Los Angeles at Bar Deluxe. They were due
to play at Dragonfly week before last with local rockers, Farmer, but for some
unexplained reason they canceled. The Holy Barbarians, who should not be
confused with Keith Richard's solo efforts as the New Barbarians, take their
name from a Lawrence Lipton book about beatniks, but what's more important is
that they're releasing their first album on April 23.