by J.D. Reager
This Saturday night, the somewhat resurgent (as of late) Poplar Lounge will host a last-minute show by Louisiana garage/surf/punk-rockers the Royal Pendletons, along with local DJ Buck Wilders.
The Royal Pendletons formed in the early '90s, carving out a small but dedicated national following on the strength of relentless touring and a string of well-received recordings for garage-friendly Goner Records and Sympathy For The Record Industry labels. The band is perhaps best known for introducing the world to the musical stylings of the highly prolific "King" Louie Bankston, a onetime Memphian who is also known for his work in the Persuaders, the Bad Times (with Eric Friedl and Jay Reatard), and Missing Monuments, as well as various incarnations as a solo act.
Here's fairly early footage of the band playing a show at the Star Bar in Atlanta, circa 1997:
And more recently, here's the band performing live at the Hi-Tone as a part of Gonerfest 3 (2006):
the Royal Pendletons and DJ Buck Wilders
Saturday, October 9, 10:00 p.m.
The Poplar Lounge