May 10, 2018, Studded 2 (Tex Kerschen + Erika Thrasher) at Axelrad, Houston, TX
with Actual Figures, Rough Sleepers.
May 11, 2018, Studded 2 (Tex Kerschen + Erika Thrasher) at Cheer Up Charlies, Austin, TX
with Actual Figures, Suspirians.


February 24, 2018, closing reception for “Swine” at Civic TV.
Music by Tex Kerschen + Erika Thrasher. 8pm. Free.


January 20-Feb 28, 2018. Tex Kerschen: Swine at Civic TV.


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).

do th

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.


d4nDecember 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.

October 17, 2015, Houston, TX Pleasure 2 at Erase Errata’s Final Show with Black Kite, AK’Chamel

Friday, August 28, 2015, Indian Jewelry “Doing Easy” album release party at Walter’s
with Vockah Redu!

EU_2015_Poster 2


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

March 6, Indian Jewelry @ Mango’s, Houston, TX
with Future Blondes, Pod Blotz, How I Quit Crack, Skullcaster.

February 20, Pleasure 2 @ Walter’s, Houston, TX
with the Mydolls, Vast Majority.
February 13, Pleasure 2 @ Civic TV Collective, Houston, TX
at the opening ceremonies for


January 17, Indian Jewelry at Have A Heart festival, Tree’s Lounge, Dallas, TX.

Ian James: In the Caverns of Your Mind

Ian James: In the Caverns of Your Mind

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.

haf letters only

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?

October 11, Indian Jewelry at Vinal Edge, Houston.
7 pm free show with Brett Taylor.



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 19/20/21, 2014, 8-12 pm,  “Tex Kerschen’s Please Yourself” 17 Artists You Can’t Live With Out at Self Actualization, 2800 San Jacinto, 4th floor, Houston.

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.

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