Music » Music Etc.

Music Ear food

comment

music-grandbuffet-cal_220jpg
Grand Buffet
For the uninitiated, the Pittsburgh group Grand Buffet can best be described as the Ween of indie-rap. Like Ween, Grand Buffet is a duo composed of self-satisfied, white, pop-culture nerds who gave themselves cartoonish pseudonyms and make music for their own amusement, first and foremost. Even song titles such as "Nate Kukla's History of Lemonade" and "Americus (Religious Right Rock)" sound like they belong on God Ween Satan.

GB's recently released compilation, Five Years of Fireworks, finds Grape-A-Don (the group's primary emcee) and Lord Grunge (beat wrangler) shamelessly mixing indictments of right-wing America with third-grade excrement jokes. As with Ween, they feel the need to make a mockery of everything they create, but possess the requisite wit and skill to justify their inspired-nonsense aesthetic.

Grand Buffet,
DJ Jester,
Lotus Tribe & Jive Turkeys,
Clap Clap,
and

Theory Of Everything


9pm
Thu, Sep 29
$6

Sam's Burger Joint
330 E. Grayson
223-2830

Grand Buffet is currently touring with San Antonio's favorite son, DJ Jester the Filipino Fist, and their September 29 show should be a formidable showcase for underground hip-hop and dance music. In addition to Grand Buffet and DJ Jester, the five-and-a-half hour spectacle will include Lotus Tribe with b-boy crew Jive Turkeys, San Marcos' Clap Clap, and sonically restless local DJ Theory of Everything. In short, you'll venture from the sublime to the ridiculous, and in the case of Grand Buffet, you might get both at the same time.

- Gilbert Garcia


San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.