Wesley Willis

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Black Bottom Lighters, Treasure Mammal, and Waytansea Point Play The Fixx this Weekend Bottom Lighters​This weekend, you can have your local funk and experimental art rock, too. Not only are Black Carl and Gospel Claws playing a free show at hip hot spot The Duce on Friday, but there's another killer music show of local acts lined u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    The Grand Tour: Source Victoria

    ​Here's our second installment of The Grand Tour, a regular feature where takes you inside practice spaces, tour vans and seedy apartments occupied by Phoenix-area bands. This week we give you a look inside Source Victoria's rehearsal space & recording studio.  If you'd like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Wesley Willis' s Joy Rides: Portrait of a Schizophrenic Chicago City Artist and "Rock Star"

    ​Wesley Willis sits at a computer and adjusts his ever-present headphones, pushes them up against his ears, turns up the volume of the music. He's frustrated because he still can't hear his beloved rock 'n' roll over all the shouts of "Bum!" and "You're a stupid asshole!" He begins to cuss, and sm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2006

    The Second Coming

    Who Jesus? Ask Willie.... Ordinarily I'm a pretty blasphemous motherfucker; Jesus and I haven't had much of a rapport since I was in short pants. But, like an early Christmas miracle, I got a little bit of the Lord up in my hot little hands recently that, although its unlikely to convert me, got my ... More >>

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Tub Ring

    Tasty in more ways than one

  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    Fetal Distraction

    The guy calls himself I Hate You When You're Pregnant. And then things get weird

  • Music

    May 30, 2002

    Ugly Casanova

    Sharpen Your Teeth (Sub Pop)

  • Music

    January 24, 2002

    Rocking Maniac

    Where there's a Willis, there's a schizophrenic cult icon who can whup all of rock's mad geniuses

  • News

    January 10, 2002

    Mixed Frequency

    From hate speech to anarchist punk, one radio station is playing both ends against the middle

  • Music

    May 18, 2000

    Laughing Matters

    The Bloodhound Gang and Nerf Herder differ drastically in terms of musical style and stage presence, but they share emphasis on the humorous and insulting

  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    True Wes

    For Wesley Willis, a mind is a terrible thing to waste

  • Music

    December 25, 1997
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    April 10, 1997
  • Music

    November 7, 1996