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Playback: A Weekend on the Crust
Cruising Austin's Eastside with the Gospel Truth, Chumps, and Stza
DAILY Music  June 17, 2013, by Kevin Curtin
"...Friday: The Chumps’ final show, the Legendary White Swan..."

The End of the Confederacy at UT?
Will UT's Jefferson Davis statue finally be taken down?
DAILY News  June 23, 2015, by Mac McCann
"...Last night, three of the Confederate statues on campus were spray-painted with “Black Lives Matter” and “Bump All the Chumps” (referring to one of RotMan’s slogans calling to remove the Davis statue). The student government denounced the vandalism, urging students and supporters to work through the administration and student government...."

Giving up the Swan
Randall Stockton prepares to transfer his 12th street lounge
DAILY Music  June 14, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...Stockton cites June 2013’s final performance from notorious slacker punks the Chumps, who packed the bar to the rafters and delivered a legendarily rowdy show, as the greatest moment of his tenure. In recent months, he heralds Tuesdays’ Ortiz Bros' Blues Condition Blues Jam, featuring Amplified Heat rock savants Jim and Chris Ortiz, and often Jamey Simms..."

Playback: Later Chumps!
Chumps say, 'So long, sucker,' while Trent Reznor says hello to Explosions in the sky.
Music Column  June 14, 2013, by Kevin Curtin
"...So declares the warped wails of Sean McGowan on the Chumps' titular tune, which, along with other lovably deranged mini-anthems like "Mopac Rapist," "I Got a Problem," and "Fuck You, I'm Rich," helped cement the Chumps among the most memorable and longest-lasting bands born in Austin's Nineties punk scene...."

The Other Woman
Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton play gals who team together to ruin the mutual philanderer in their lives.
Film Review  April 25, 2014, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Stack demonstrates that the sisterhood of the betrayed can be more fun and effective than nursing one’s wounds in solitude. Still, the film’s demonstration of female empowerment (cue “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”) also serves to show women as conniving, vengeful chumps who remain obsessed with the man in their lives (cue the Mission: Impossible theme music)..."

The Luv Doc: Whoopsy!
You’re not the nearly flawless person you believe other people think you are
Columns  July 18, 2014, by The Luv Doc
"...I’m not saying Gchat is for total chumps (I mean, we already have Facebook Messenger for them, AMIRITE?), I’m just saying that it shouldn’t be used for anything other than sending idiotic emojis and links to videos featuring adorable pets. If you’re not passing on a link to a Chihuahua dancing the merengue or a kitten climbing up a hipster’s skinny jeans, stay the fuck off that shit or you’ll end up in Gitmo with a pair of jumper cables clamped on your testicles...."

The TCBender Is Gathering Steam
DAILY News  February 9, 2007, by Christopher Gray
"...Tonight it only gets worse with Vietnam - and a family-size bottle of 44D with TCB's name on it - and the Hickoids. Saturday is the Chumps, Pong, and the Black Angels..."

The End of the Confederacy at UT?
Will UT's Jefferson Davis statue finally be taken down?
News Story  June 25, 2015, by Mac McCann
"...That night, three of the Confederate statues on campus were spray-painted with "Black Lives Matter" and "Bump All the Chumps" (referring to one of the slogans calling to remove the Davis statue). The student government denounced the vandalism, urging students and supporters to work through the administration and student government...."

Off the Record
It's the end of the world as we know it: South by Southwest 22 officially begins
Music Column  March 14, 2008, by Austin Powell
"...The Chumps..."

The Birth of Formula One – Austin
Some welcome the new offspring, and some don't, but the high-speed newcomer is at the starting gate
News Story  November 16, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...No doubt Circuit management wants the first year at its $300 million track to be a success. And the city administration doesn't want to be left looking like chumps who can't handle a major event...."

The Big Cheese
South by Southwest 1997
Music Story  March 21, 1997
"...It looked about as safe as going over Niagara Falls in a trash can, and Wallace's expression confirmed that sentiment. Then Sean McGowan (the Chumps) came out dressed as Satan, kicked the barstool out from underneath Wallace, and began pulling him up and down while a bodybuilder flexed his muscles..."

The Luv Doc: A Fraud and a Charlatan
I can’t even write you a prescription, although I am probably willing to enjoy yours on a recreational basis
Columns  March 14, 2014, by The Luv Doc
"...Does it matter that the genesis of those ideas is authentic? Does the New Testament lose all relevance and worth if Jesus didn’t actually exist? Here’s my questionable advice: Some people get so obsessed with authenticity they fail to see the truth. Those people are the real chumps Jorge George..."

Tip One Back With the Wranglers
DAILY Sports  March 26, 2008, by Andy Denham
"...Heya, chumps, come meet the Austin Wranglers at the Dog and Duck Pub (406 W. 17th St.) tonight from 7:30-9pm..."

The Luv Doc: A Mind-Boggling Variety of Sensory Input
Columns  January 13, 2012
"...Maybe you should instead ask yourself why you don't have access to Google. Whatevs, Google is for chumps anyway..."

The Hightower Report
Mott's Workers Make a Stand; and It's Raining Overdraft Fees
News Column  September 10, 2010, by Jim Hightower
"...Who'll take a stand for America's founding ethic of the common good? You won't get such leadership from Washington – and damned sure not from those in the corporate suites who are ruthlessly pushing an ethic of uncommon greed, saying to the middle class, "Adios, chumps."..."

The Hightower Lowdown
Kmart gives its CEO the blue light and workers the pink slip; corporate taxes disappear into the Bermuda Triangle; Vignette rewards failure.
News Column  May 3, 2002, by Jim Hightower
"...There are some 22,000 store employees who'll lose their jobs as a result of the mess that Jim and his fellow directors made of the company, and they've been told that they'll get no severance pay and no benefits. Thanks for your loyalty and hard work -- adios, chumps...."

Off the Record
Asylum Street Spankers' last laugh
Music Column  April 22, 2011, by Austin Powell
"...Drummer Pat Doyle originally put together Died in Custody, a tribute to local hardcore bruisers the Offenders, in hopes that ailing guitarist Tony Johnson would be healthy enough to play a few songs. Instead the benefit at Emo's on Friday, featuring the Chumps, Hickoids, and Rogers Porn Collection, among others, will be filmed for Johnson, who's recovering from a bout of pneumonia and battling stage 3 lung cancer..."

Off the Record
Discovered, covered: Robert Plant reimagines Milton Mapes, Eric Johnson eulogizes Hendrix, and more nuggets from the Texas Punk Treasure Chest
Music Column  June 25, 2010, by Austin Powell
"...The Chumps (May 2008)..."

Off the Record
In search of the light at the end of the Waller Creek Tunnel Project
Music Column  May 7, 2010, by Austin Powell
"...The Bulemics tore the fan from the ceiling, Lower Class Brats trampled the Big Boys' "Fun Fun Fun," and Fuckemos sucked the entire capacity audience into the maelstrom of its Drano-noise rock. Trail of Dead's Jason Reece and Conrad Keely closed the night with a zip-line intensity not seen in at least a decade, while the Chumps proved anything but with mid-1990s garage-rock anthems "Fuck You, I'm Rich" and "I'm a Chump." "They're actually a lot better and tighter as a live band now," cheered Super Secret Records' head Richard Lynn..."

Off the Record
A coin toss to determine the future of the Cactus Cafe
Music Column  February 26, 2010, by Austin Powell
"..."I love the old school stuff from the 1950s, but I also love hearing bands in different genres from all eras." His latest scorcher with the Lowlifes, Reform School Girl, may be his finest work to date (see "Texas Platters"), but he's been forced to lay low for the next two months while undergoing treatment for cancer of the tongue. The exception is a benefit in his honor at Emo's Thursday, March 4, with Lower Class Brats, Krum Bums, the Chumps, and his Flash Boys..."

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