Members :: currently.. Toxic Fuse-guitar/vocals, Mellisa-drums/vocals, Stephanie-keyboard/vocals, Dave Dagger-bass…. other musicians that have played with me in the past. Chris Benson-guitar/bass, Micaela Benson-tambourine/vocals, Brittany Canchola-tambourine/vocals, Andy Palmer-drums, Dave Sulak-guitar, Alister Urie-guitar, Ian Ordonez-keyboards, Johnny Angel-tambourine/vocals, Eric Martinez-guitarBio :: Toxic Fuse is basically a dude who has way too many records and instruments, and spends way too much time listening to music and writing songs… ugh. i was turned on to punk rock at an early age.. when i was around 11 or so.. i got into skateboarding and by the time i was 15 i was pretty much obsessed with darby crash and skating.. i was in the Army Barbers at age 15 playing guitar w/Jamie Kirkpatrick on bass and vocals and Paul Massey on drums… didn’t play much after that until i went to Victoria College and hooked up with Trey Robles who later played in the Distractors and then Hardfeelings.. thats when i got more into really early blues (like pre war blues), rockabilly and tons of 60′s garage (like the Sonics).. also at that time the whole 90′s garage revival was going on so i was really into the whole Mummies, Rip Offs, Makers, art damaged punks like Lord High Fixers, Sons of Hercules.. etc.. thats when i started the Alcoholic Helltones with my wife Mellisa Ann… we played together for like 10+ years and put out some records.. and had some really good times/shows.. then in 2005 i started doing Toxic Fuse songs only, and pretty much quit the Alcoholic Helltones (my own band) because i wanted to play some more personal songs… here i am today still playing, probably should’ve quit while i was ahead… i still love punk, garage, rnb, rnr, blues, psyche, free jazz, chaino, hasil and pretty much anything creepy, strange, ugly or desperate… i like to cry when i get hurt so, it’s o.k. i’m used to it already… Contact :: http://www.myspace.com/toxicfuse http://www.helltones.com http://www.youtube.com/user/thetoxicfuse firstname.lastname@example.org
Viet Ruse @ Downtown Bar and Grill — July 1, 2011 — Recorded by Timothy DangerSaturday I woke up after a few hours of sleep, loaded up the car, and jetted to Shiner. My hometown. A place I love to hate. I made it just in time to see the annual Half Moon Holidays parade. (I might have almost hit a float and possibly a high school band member in my mad dash to make it in time, but I made it none-the-less.) Half Moon Holidays is always a weird thing for me. As I stated, I grew up in Shiner so I have many memories in the town and at the Half Moon Holidays Festival. The parade, as uneventful as it is, is nice to go to simply to remember. The entire town of Shiner lines up on Mainstreet from Boehm Tractor all the way past the light. Whole families come out to celebrate and cheer on the people in the parade. The floats throw out candy for the children and they run into the streets for the goodies. I don’t know one person who grew up in Shiner who can say they don’t remember this parade. The actual event, that usually takes place at Green Dickson Park, a park less than a mile out of Shiner is full of other, equally awesome memories. My dad used to be in the BBQ cook-off… I remember sleeping in our old van because mom and dad BOTH drank to much and had to be up at 5 to get the pit fired up for the brisket and chicken. I remember the ‘Shiner Blondes’.. A bunch of old men who dressed up with blonde wigs and bikinis for the dunking booth. I remember going in the helicopter rides. I remember when there used to be a carnival that showed up with a ferris wheel and other cool rides. I remember looking at all the vendor booths and buying rocks and jewelry and fake cigarettes so I could be just like my pa. The support and the heritage in Shiner really is something else. The town really is a country in itself. As much as I hate this town, for my own reasons mind you, it is the place that made me who I am today.. For that Shiner, TX little town of 2000, I owe you a lot.