Oh lord, lock up your inhalants, Jesco White’s coming to town. What can I possibly say that has not been said about (or by) the Dancing Outlaw? Some days you feel like Elvis, some days you’re Charles Manson, right? You feel it, too? Sure, we all do. Well, if you have no idea what we’re taking about and haven’t met Jesco yet, just trust that he is 100% NSFW or possibly NSFH (humans). Seriously, don’t view any of this media at work unless you KNOW your boss actively watched The Wild And Wonderful Whites of West Virginia at your house and then immediately gave you a promotion for your fine curating of what amounts to the longest episode of COPS: East TN meets Hoarders meets Intervention ever.
If you don’t already know, Jesco White has been the subject of numerous documentaries including the aforementioned, The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia, The Dancing Outlaw, The Dancing Outlaw 2: Electric Boogaloo (just kidding, it’s subtitled, Jesco goes to Hollywood) and more. He’s both famous and infamous, beloved and begrudged, at once a celebrated talent and a cautionary tale.
Here’s the man himself on his unique world view:
Here he is clackin’ his heels with Hank III:
And here we have him in his natural habitat, the Tattoo Parlor:
Openers include Birdcloud. And, wow. Just, wow. The Scene did a nice feature about them you can check out here and hailed(?) them as “your average comedy raunch-folk band composed of two women who disliked each other for years, got their start singing an impromptu ditty about cunnilingus, and had been invited to play a show before they had written a single song.”
Their video for “Saving Myself For Jesus” was rather notably banned from YouTube for being too explicit (though you can still check it out on Funny or Die). Apparently you can’t make jokes about Jesus and vaginas if you’re a woman on YouTube, but you totally can if you’re a dude. So for the embed, here’s their visual accompaniment to the more subtle, “F*ck You Cop” featuring The Protomen’s Justin “Spice-J” among other familiar faces.
Phil Hummer & The White Falcons are also on the bill. They “write and play American music.” That’s all they have to say about that, so here they be.
If you’re looking to get into trouble tonight, you’ll find it with this line-up for sure. Tickets are $15, show starts at 8 (if no one’s jailed) and you can buy in advance here. And if you want to join the Jesco Nation, you can do so at the site or hit the hillbilly up on Facebook.
Oh, and if you’re at the show, PLEASE Instagram that experience #NCFNN because we know it’s gonna’ be unreal.