Feb 20, 2021, Plague interrupted by the total failure of the state of Texas and its infrastructure. Millions forced to huddle, swaddled to preserve body heat, drinking snow melt-off when possible in order that an elite group of mythomaniacal plutocrats could continue to avoid paying maintenance fees. The world looks on, aghast, concerned, and embarrassed.
Plague continues, 2021. By this time, the death rate has soared, the infection rate needle has jumped off the record, and most social and economic forums have reopened for business, except music venues, dance clubs, and outdoor basketball courts.
Which is a good thing, because underground rock concerts have long been known, if not reported, to be superspreader events, and no one wants to see me shooting hoops.
While we’re out on a plague-distorted vision quest, you could take courage from the courage of Angela Davis:
We spent the past 40 days in the wilderness, in dusty painters masks, speechless, and without human touch. Beside one hard trail we found a cd-r in bad shape; it looked local, so we picked it up to save the crows the heartache.
This is that cd-r… on the face was scribbled “Sidewalk Vitamins,” by the Studded Left.
CANCELED BY COVID-19
Tex Kerschen: Baggy Fictions reading
@ Venal Books, Houston, TX
Danny Kerschen and Heath Flagtvedt closing reception
featuring live sign spinners performance
Sunday March 8, 5-7pm.
STUDDED LEFT at the FESTIVAL OF THE BEAUTIFUL
February 22, 2020, 7 pm, GALVESTON ARTIST RESIDENCY
WORLD’S WORST DJs at the DISTANT WORKER cd release party
February 21, 2020, 9pm, Big Star Bar, Houston, TX
Saturday, February 8, 6-9 pm
Tex Kerschen and Civic TV present:
Danny Kerschen and Heath Flagtvedt
at B.S. Projects, 4540 West 34th Street, Houston, TX 77092
featuring live music by Studded Left and Darsi.
January 18, 2020, Studded Left
with Gerritt Wittmer, Rough Sleepers, Future Blondes
at Rudyard’s, Houston, TX
October 4, 2019, Studded Left
with Deep Cross, Moze Pray, Dans Votre Monde
at Mekong Underground (by Khon’s)
July 5, 2019, Studded Left, djs Andy V., Fifi Bitcoin
at Axelrad, Houston, Texas
June 18, 2019, Studded Left, Vol, Weed Alien
at Starline Social Club: Crystal Cavern, Oakland, CA
June 21, 2019, Studded Left, DVA Damas, dj Jimi Hey
at Zebulon, Los Angeles, CA
May 31st, 2019, Studded Left’s Popular Intuition lp release
at Notsuoh, Houston, Texas
with Vockah Redu, Gerritt Wittmer, Chalk
Tex Kerschen and Erika Thrasher, with Smokey Emery, Pod Blotz
December 1, 2018 at Flatland Gallery, Houston, TX, 9pm
STUDDED 2, frequent flyers and ambassadors for the STUDDED LEFT group to the world, have agreed to appear at Zebulon, Los Angeles, Saturday August 11, 2018, with Tropic of Cancer, Pod Blotz, and Peaking Lights DJs.
May 10, 2018, Studded 2 (Tex Kerschen + Erika Thrasher) at Axelrad, Houston, TX
with Actual Figures, Rough Sleepers.
May 11, 2018, Studded 2 (Tex Kerchnen + Erika Thrashr) at Cheer Up Charlies, Austin, TX
with Actual Figures, Suspirians.
Studded 2 at Levitation, April 27, 2018, at Empire Control Room, Austin, TX
February 3, 2018, Tex Kerschen + Erika Thrasher at the Galveston Artist Residency
Festival of the Beautiful, with Mariana Kunst Fascion, DJ Distant Worker (and a parade).
November 3, 2017, Tex Kerschen + Erika Thrasher @ D & W Lounge
with Narcons, Collin Hedrick.
October 26, 2017, 6:30pm, Houston, TX, at Contemporary Arts Museum
Tex Kerschen and Erika Thrasher,
(formerly Pleasure 2), perform at Texas Noise and Ambience
with ADJHEM, Secret Sands, Chin Xaou Ti Won, Aisen CC, Ak’Chamel.
June 14, 2017, STUDDED LEFT’s Western Groove premiere
A 6 track, maxi-single/micro-album by way of a web-based seminar on free glam and how to love yourself more completely, available across the matrix.
September 27, 2017, 7pm, Houston, TX, Civic TV
Tex Kerschen performs a text and other minimalist readings
with Gerritt Wittmer, IDM Theft Able
September 21, Austin, TX, STUDDED LEFT @ Barracuda
with Lake of Fire, DJ Al Lover, The Well, Troller, Psychic Ills, The Warlocks
September 22, Houston, TX, STUDDED LEFT @ Walters
with Psychic Ills, Jeweled Snakes, Fantasy 1 dj.
September 15, 7pm, Houston, TX, Tex Kerschen + Erika Thrasher @ Vinal Edge
with Tee Vee. Free.
Sept 1, 8:30pm, Houston, TX, STUDDED LEFT @ Rudyard’s
Flood Relief Benefit (early show due to curfew) with ST-37, Kai/Ros.
All proceeds go to Hurricane Harvey relief.
August 19, 2017, Austin, TX, STUDDED LEFT at the Electric Church
with Future Blondes, How I Quit Crack, ST-37
August 5, 2017, Brooklyn, NY, STUDDED LEFT at Secret Project Robot
with SSPS, DJ Harrison Owen, DJ Mauricio Menjivar
July 14, 2017, Houston, TX, STUDDED LEFT at Walter’s Downtown
with Elysia Crampton, Rabit x H.O.K., Total Abuse, B L A C K I E, Rough Sleepers, DJ Disaro
May 4, Austin, TX, STUDDED LEFT with Adult. at the Sidewinder.
May 5, Dallas, TX, STUDDED LEFT with Adult. at Three Links.
March 17, 2017, Tex Kerschen’s Zone Control at Walter’s Downtown, Houston, TX,
with This Saxophone Kills Fascists, AK’Chamel, B L A C K I E, Sandy Ewen.
February 26, 2017, Oakland, CA, Studded Left (portable) matinee at the Nightlight
with Weed Alien, Hiss & Hum, PKGD.
February 18, 2017, Galveston, TX, Studded Left (Beautiful People) early rave and d-i-y parade with Vockah Redu at Galveston Artist Residency, free, 6pm.
February 11, 2017, Houston, TX, Studded Left at Civic TV
with Rough Sleepers, Gerritt Wittmer, Erotic Tangerines (LA)
November 18, 2016, Houston, TX, Pleasure 2 at Walter’s Downtown
with Troller, AK Chamel, Trillblazers.
October 20, 2016, Houston, TX Pleasure 2 at Arlo’s Ballroom
with Andrew Lee, dj sets from Studded Mary, Andy V., Kenny Evans, and World’s Worst Deejays.
Tidal Economics available for the time being as an e-book.
You could also buy a printed copy here.
September 23, Houston, TX, Pleasure 2 at Walter’s Downtown with Frog Hair (album release party), Gerritt Wittmer and the New Unknowns.
August 12, Houston, TX, Pleasure 2 at the Alley Kat with The Rebel, Spray Paint, Cop Warmth. July 7, Houston, TX, Pleasure 2 at Walter’s Downtown with Bill Converse, Miguel Flaco, Villain, Fashionweek, Pfaffenberg. June 11, San Antonio, TX, Studded Left at K23 with Al Lover. May 20, Los Angeles, CA, Pleasure 2 at HM157 with MRK, Vum.
April 28, Austin, TX, Studded Left at Empire Garage, Levitation Kickoff with Golden Dawn, Night Beats, Ringo Deathstarr. April 26, Studded Left at Walters with SSPS, Miguel Flago, Maramuresh, Bill Converse, Tiago Varjao, John Calero. April 2, Self Actualization presents Heath Flagtvedt: Mystery Meat, 3401 Harrisburg (former Imperial Linen Services), 6-11pm. Free. April 1, Pleasure 2 at Satellite with The Wiggins, Distant Worker. TheWiggins cassette release. March 12, Pleasure 2 at Black Barbie (Retro Death 1).
No one knows for certain
if he ate rat
or only thought he did.
No one knows if good looks
will take you all the way
by themselves. Charm
also plays a hand.
I won’t even tell you
if I think I’m any good
at what I do.
February 27, Indian Jewelry at Walter’s with Skullflower, Rusted Shut, Rosemary Malign, Cop Warmth (Bad Ass Weekend IV). 8pm. February 13, Pleasure 2 with Gerritt Wittmer and Consumer Electronics, at Notsuoh. January 9, 2016, Indian Jewelry at Mohawk Austin, free. December 19, 2015, 5:30 pm, Indian Jewelry at Day For Night, Houston with Future Blondes, BOAN, Millenial Grave, Psychic TV, New Order, Prince Rama, B L A C K I E, Hearts of Animals, Holly Herndon, Death Grips, Kendrick Lamar, Amanda Lepore, and many more. December 26, Pleasure 2 at Hotel Vegas, Austin. November 28, 7 pm at Silver Street studios: Pleasure 2. Friday, August 28, 2015, Indian Jewelry “Doing Easy” album release party at Walter’s with Vockah Redu! Friday, July 24, 2015, Pleasure 2 at Alley Kat with Chain and the Gang, Vacation Eyes June 13, Pleasure 2 @ Seize the Beat, (Alley Kat) Houston, TX w/ Miguel Flaco, Buoyant Spirit May 25, Pleasure 2 @ Walter’s, Houston, TX, with AK’Chamel, the Holydrug Couple May 8, Indian Jewelry @ Levitation/Austin Psych Fest, Austin, TX. May 6, Indian Jewelry @ Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX w/ Ariel Pink April 28, Coxcombs @ Mango’s, Houston, TX w/ CCR Headcleaner, Cop Warmth April 10, Pleasure 2 @ ESP TV on tour at Civic TV Collective, Houston, TX
w/ Darktown Strutters, How I Quit Crack.
April 4, Pleasure 2 @ Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX presented by Civic TV & Psychic Claw w/ AK’Chamel, Pfaffenberg, Millenial Grave February 20, Pleasure 2 @ Walter’s, Houston, TX with the Mydolls, Vast Majority. February 13, Pleasure 2 @ Civic TV Collective, Houston, TX with DISTANT WORKER, PLXTX, MILLENNIAL GRAVE
at the opening ceremonies for
TERRY SUPREAN’s RADIANT BEINGS OF NEW FLESH
January 17, Indian Jewelry at Have A Heart festival, Tree’s Lounge, Dallas, TX. January 9-11, Ian James: In the Caverns of Your Mind, at Self Actualization, 2800 San Jacinto, HTX. November 21-23, 2014, Heath Flagtvedt: New Body ^ at Self Actualization, 2800 San Jacinto, 4th Floor, Houston, Texas. Nov 21: Opening 8-12 pm. Nov 22: Poetry from Meghan Martin, Michelle Oakes and Chris Hutchinson, 6 pm.
Nov 23: Yoga and Guided meditation.
December 12, 2014, Indian Jewelry at the Mohawk, Austin, Texas
with Ringo Deathstarr, Survive, Missions
December 13, 2014, Pleasure 2 at Hotel Vegas, Austin, Texas
with Future Blondes, How I Quit Crack
October 31, 2014. Pleasure 2 with Future Blondes, Ioman, DJ Bad Bones
at Civic TV Collective, Houston, TX.
It has been a while since we left the house. So many questions…
Does my laughing draw attention to my crow’s feet?
Is it safe out there?
Did I need to eat the whole basket of fried okra?
Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?
September 27, Pleasure 2 at Multi-Kulti, Chicago
with Running, Hagface, Ono, Soupcans.
September 28, Indian Jewelry at the Owl, Chicago
with Disappears, Melkbelly.
September 6, 2014. Pleasure 2 at Mango’s with Spiritual Bat, Future Blondes.
August 15, 2014, Houston, TX, Pleasure 2 at Mango’s with Astrogenic Hallucinauting, B L A C K I E, DJs Calero, Cordova, Disaro, parking lot show.
July 31, 2014, Houston, TX, Indian Jewelry at Fitzgerald’s with B L A C K I E, Jana Hunter, Wicked Poseur.
July 30, 2014, Houston, TX, Pleasure 2 at Mango’s with Cool Piss, Spare Bones, Flesh Lights.
June 1, 2014, 11:30 a.m, Pleasure 2 at Free Press Summer Fest, Houston, TX.
February 22, 2014, PLEASURE 2 at Gallery Homeland, Houston, TX
with Future Blondes, MKF, Millenial Grave, Mephedrone, T.E.F., Reptilian Sexual Predator, Postule
djs Kangaroo Sexy and Calero.
January 10, 2014, PLEASURE 2 at MHA, Austin, TX
with God’s Gun, B L A C K I E, dj Sam De La Rosa.
December 19, 2013, Indian Jewelry at Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX.
December 13, 2013, Pleasure 2 at Cardoza Fine Art, Houston, TX with Subsonic Voices.
December 12, 2013, “Against Music” lecture, part of the 20 Hertz music appreciation series at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX.
September 12, 2013, PLEASURE 2 at Hotel Vegas, Austin, TX with Spraypaint, Shit N’ Shine, Ghetto Ghouls.
June 8, 2013, THRASCHEN at Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX.
September 29, 2012. The Sound of Speech: Interpretation Session 1 @ Reverse Space, Brooklyn, NY.
A solo music performance (electronics & voice), part of an exhibition and performance series organized by Maria Chavez in which selected artists interpreted concrete poems by other artists. I interpreted “Frolic Architecture” by Susan Howe.
knocking you sideways with my clean lines
May 28, 2012, I dream of a threesome @ Splatterpool, Brooklyn NY
A reading as part of a series of exhibitions organized by J-Morrison.
October 11, 2011 at DiverseWorks, Houston, TX.
A reading from “Tidal Economics” concerning the subjects of dog worship, skull worship, work, finance, car crashes, baby-making, and finding the bottom.