The Jesus Lizard at Maxwell's (08-28-1992)


On August 28th, 1992, The Jesus Lizard played at Maxwell’s. Check out the below excerpt from the New York Times previewing the band’s show at Maxwell’s and their show on the 29th at CBGB’s.

Local great dude “Hoboken Jack” Silbert was in attendance. It was the first of many great shows at Maxwell’s that he’d attend over the next two decades!


The Jesus Lizard, Maxwell's, 1039 Washington Street, Hoboken, N.J., (201) 798-4064, and CBGB, 315 Bowery, at Bleecker Street, East Village, (212) 982-4052. Plenty of bands on the alternative-rock circuit are kicking up a fuss with grunge and feedback, but few can make a guitar sound quite as nasty as the Jesus Lizard does. Duane Denison's riffs have all the acidic spite of heavy metal, but their jagged shapes and time phrases owe equal amounts to art and punk. The singer David Yow doesn't sound as if he likes you. Tonight at Maxwell's, the Jesus Lizard is on a bill with the comparatively traditional post-punk of Tar, plus the group Cell; show time is 10 P.M. and admission is $7. Tomorrow night at CBGB, the band is with Tar, plus Polvo, whose noise tends toward a dreamier pop feel, and Poster Children. Music starts around 8:30 P.M. Admission is $10. Sonic Boom