Micha Barnes 2 p.m., Oct. 16
Wheeler Walker Jr.
Kentucky smartass Wheeler Walker Jr. returns to the North Park Observatory, where his appearance late last year sold out, for a November 30 set that happens to coincide with the release date of his third full-length, WWIII. Previously and occasionally still known as comedian Ben Hoffman, Walker’s persona is basically Garth Brooks pretending to be Chris Gaines, as played by Triumph the Insult Dog. He launched the persona in 2016 with his X-rated album Redneck Shit, which debuted on the PornHub site, and followed up last year with Ol’ Wheeler, which confounded country purists by debuting at number ten on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
WWIII apparently continues to fart in Johnny Cash’s face, though with only one preview track available at this writing, it’s hard to say whether it’ll contain any more get-em-on-their-feet sing-a-long anthems like “Fuck You Bitch,” “Sit On My Face,” or his timeless ode to “Beer, Weed, Cooches.” The debut single, “Save Some Titty Milk For Me,” is said to celebrate his recent marriage and newborn son, but of course it’s presented in a nipple-honking context that even Frank Zappa, if not GG Allin, might have considered too filthy for phonics.
- When: Friday, November 30, 2018, 7 p.m.
- Cost: $18