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Grove Circle Punx - Andy Conrad, Utrillo, Bryan Spinas, Matthew Thompson, Jason White, Josh Bentley (92)
William Martyr 17 forms
At the risk of embarrassing my son, Matt Werth, here's a "parental unit" look at the scene in the early to mid 90's.//
We were immersed via Matt's many ventures with iterations of bands from Muddle to William Martyr 17, zines, house/park shows, and our home serving as a band hostel. We may have been the only address in Little Rock that had a different well used van parked at the front entrance every week.
Amazingly, only one broken window after many travelers' stays. One of the more interesting occasions was when we got a call out of the blue from two women from California traveling cross country who saw a notice Matt posted in the zine "Book Your Fucking Life," indicating that a phone call would provide Little Rock shelter at our address.
Another unforgettable experience was my accompanying Matt and band traveling from Little Rock to Columbia, MO for a show. I trailed the band vehicle, our 1987 Chevy wagon. The cops profiled the wagon and pulled them over. I served as the witness for their upstanding character and on we went.
Upon arrival in Missouri at about 2:00 a.m., I wasn't about to crash on the floor in some stranger's home, ... (More)
John Mark Boling and Matt Werth of Ricochet Rocket at Das Yutes, summer 1995 - with Jason McCloud is doing the running man in the background