Who the hell is Pinche Gringo, you might ask? Well, aside from obviously being some “fucking American” rumored to be living in Mexico (he’s originally from Greensboro, North Carolina), he used to play drums (maybe still does?) in The Spinns, an excellent, raw garage-punk band that played a show here once at the fabled Frederick’s Music Lounge. Pinche’s real name (and the name he went by while in The Spinns) is Josh Johnson. I’ve also seen him referred to as Duke Rattler, and his DJ name is DJ Charming Snake (check out his excellent podcast called ECHOES From the VAULT that we’re planning on adding to the stable of shows offered at the GaragePunk Podcast Network). But right now he’s on tour as the Pinche Gringo One Man Band, offering up primal garage/broken blues slop a la Hasil Adkins or Reverend Beat-Man… dirty, soulful, trashy and rawkus. And he’s bringing his act to St. Louis, appearing live at the Way Out Club this coming Wednesday night, November 19. Here’s a purdy cool video of Pinche doing his thing live in Mexico not too long ago:
By the way, this show is the same night as the Andre Williams doco at the Tivoli, but don’t worry… you’ll have plenty o’ time to hit that AND still make it down to the south side for this hoppin’ show. I know cuz that’s exactly what I plan on doing myself.