Chunklet Magazine announces 15th Anniversary Shindig Extravaganza

Music News | Sep 5th, 2008

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The Chunklet Magazine 15th Anniversary Shindig Extravaganza Event is on! That s right—CHUNKLET HAS BEEN AROUND FOR FIFTEEN YEARS NOW, so it s throw-down time. On October 10th and 11th at the world famous 40 Watt in Athens, Georgia, the Shindig Extravaganza Event is guaranteed to be a double night of mindblowingness. On October 10th, comedian Brent Weinbach is pitted against Georgia natives Deerhunter, and the eleventh pairs comedian Brian Posehn with Atlanta powerhouses Mastodon. SEE? Mindblowing.

The 20th issue of Chunklet (20 issues, 15 years!) is about to be birthed frometh the loins of Mr. Henry Owings, and it promises to be the most brutal issue yet. Featuring interviews with Paul F. Tomkins, Zach Galifianakis, Jon Glaser, and Subliminal Frequencies. There are also features involving Whirlyball with Arcade Fire, The Shins, Queens of the Stone Age, Black Lips, Deerhunter and countless others, as well as the usual array of Chunklet insanity (or inanity depending on how you look at it). And all of this on the heels of the impending release of CHUNKLET PRESENTS: Henry Owings’ “Rock Bible” (Quirk Books)!

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Brent Weinbach
Brent Weinbach’s stand-up comedy is weird. He does a lot of characters, he’s physical, and his humor is absurd. Here are some other words to describe Weinbach: deadpan, silly, obscure, unconventional, smart, stupid, post-modern, grass roots, Berlin, 1980’s, tennis, bike riding, Virgo, Rygar, etc. Brent was recently awarded the Andy Kaufman Award at the HBO Comedy Festival, has toured with the Comedians of Comedy, appeared at last year’s Coachella and Bumbershoot festivals as well as this year’s Just For Laughs in Montreal, and is the creator and star of the Super Deluxe web series “Weinbach in Wonderland.”

Deerhunter formed in 2001 with the ambition of fusing the lulling hypnotic states induced by ambient and minimalist music with the clang and propulsion of garage rock. The band has weathered chaotic line-up changes, the death of a member, and much discouragement. Their live performances almost always leave audiences polarized, and have been referred to by Karen O of the yeah yeah yeah s in NME as bordering on a religious experience. They are based in Atlanta.

Brian Posehn
Brian Posehn is an actor/comedian, known for his roles as mail clerk Kevin Liotta on NBC’s Just Shoot Me!, as a cast member of HBO’s Mr. Show, and as Brian Spukowski on Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program.

Mastodon formed in Atlanta, Georgia in the late 90’s by the fusion of two errant duos. Guitaristvocalist Brent Hinds and bassistvocalist Troy Sanders one one side, and drummer Brann Dailor and guitarist Bill Kelliher (former members of Lethargy and Today Is The Day) on the other. Mastodon recorded one demo only (know as Mastodon 7″) before enlisting with metal label Relapse records. They recorded three full length albums for Relapse: “Remission” (2002), which features on its cover artist Paul Romano’s interpretation of a dream Brann once had, a burning horse); “Leviathan” (2004), a concept album with central theme Melville’s “Moby Dick” (Brann Dailor read the book during a flight and had the idea of using that theme for a concept album); “Blood Mountain” (2006), which features the song “Colony of Birchmen”, recently nominated for a Grammy Award as “Best Metal Performance of the year” (2006). Both “Leviathan” and “Blood Mountain” have been elected “Album Of The Year” by Metal Magazine “Metal Hammer”. Mastodon also recorded an EP by the title “Lifesblood” (2001, re-edited including their first demo as “Call of the Mastodon” in 2005) featuring songs that would later become some of their best assets on live performances.