the Goondas

A glazed roll of the eyes, a hiccup, and a slight stagger. Brenden Green spins his head, then collapses to the ground and writhes on the stage, his clothes ripped and tattered, his feet bare, as he wraps himself up in his mic cord and nearly strangles himself with it. All around is ear-splitting noise, an unholy, raucous mixture of whiskey-soaked blues and rock 'n' roll from a guitar turned up to 11 and a drummer wearing only his underwear (plus a flurry of leg kicks thrown in by the bassist, just for good measure). Each performance by the Goondas is a shit show and a work of art rolled into one, fascinating in much the same way as a car crash, fueled by chaos and the sort of careless self-endangerment that has always made rock music so thrilling—and which leads, invariably, to Green scaling the wall and teetering unsteadily by the ceiling. His bone-jarring crash back down to the stage is unavoidable, and so too is the realization that few bands could pull off such stunts. Fewer still could make such an entertaining habit of it. [Best Live Band 2011, City Pages]

Past Shows


Dec
27
th
2013
Mainroom
Dec
27
th
2013
Mainroom

Run Westy Run

with SAN DIMAS and the Goondas
Nov
14
th
2013
Turf Club
Nov
14
th
2013
Turf Club

First Communion Afterparty

12” RELEASE PARTY
with the Goondas, Hot Damn! and DJ DIG DUG
Sep
23
rd
2011
7th St Entry
Sep
23
rd
2011
7th St Entry

the Goondas

with Pink Mink, BLOODNSTUFF and THE BAD SPOTS
Aug
9
th
2011
7th St Entry
Aug
9
th
2011
7th St Entry

L.A. GUNS (Featuring Tracii Guns & Jizzy Pearl)

with Sweet Cyanide and the Goondas
Mar
18
th
2011
Skinnys Ballroom (SXSW)
Mar
18
th
2011
Skinnys Ballroom (SXSW)

Gimme Noise and First Avenue SXSW 2011 Day Party ( Austin,TX )

with TAPES 'N TAPES, Solid Gold, Sims and more!
Jan
26
th
2011
Mainroom
Jan
26
th
2011
Mainroom
Dec
16
th
2010
7th St Entry
Dec
16
th
2010
7th St Entry

RYAN PAUL AND THE ARDENT

with the Goondas and KICKS & SPURS
Nov
26
th
2010
7th St Entry
Nov
26
th
2010
7th St Entry

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS

with Martin Devaney, Brianna Lane, Mayda and more!
Nov
26
th
2010
Mainroom
Nov
26
th
2010
Mainroom

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS

with Martin Devaney, The Honeydogs, Pink Mink and more!
Jun
12
th
2010
7th St Entry
Jun
12
th
2010
7th St Entry

G-BIZ and Phantom Tails

with the Goondas

More Shows

Oct
30
th
Fine Line

Sloppy Jane

with Niis
Oct
20
th
Fine Line

MIYAVI

Aug
5
th
7th St Entry

Elle PF

with Alien Book Club and Aesha Minor
Nov
7
th
Turf Club

Bartees Strange

with Pom Pom Squad and They Hate Change