Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday Matinee: Staff Reunion at the Buccaneer

Posted By on Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 3:53 PM

e6e8/1245619203-timp.jpgFactor in the Oblivians and Gories reunions at the Hi-Tone Cafe, and there's a time-machine trifecta going on this weekend: Today, the men of Staff — best known for that unforgettable indie rock ditty "George W. Hitler" — step into the spotlight for the first time in a half-decade with a 5 p.m. show at the Buccaneer Lounge.

With Tim Prudhomme — known locally for his frequent collaborations with Harlan T. Bobo and nationally for his work with onetime Matador signees Fuck — at the helm, along with fellow Fuck-er Geoff Soule and former Grifters bassist Tripp Lampkins, Staff simmered under the radar in the early 2000s, despite a coveted touring spot as an opener for Sonic Youth.

Listen to "Hey Sister," the lead track off their now out-of-print, five-song debut EP, here. And go here to read an interesting interview with Prudhomme, circa 2002.

Also on the bill at the Bucc tonight: Teledildonics 5000, the brainchild of organist Brendan Spengler, an alum of Harlan T. Bobo's live band and Viva L'American Deathray.

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