Butthole Surfers

Poster Boy

Jan 1, 2001 By Eileen Schwartz

Artist Frank Kozik has been called a "rock-poster genius," creating jarring, macabre images for bands like the Butthole Surfers and Sonic Youth. So why did he leave Austin for San Francisco seven years ago? He had his designs.

Toad Warriors

Mar 1, 1998 By Jordan Mackay

Is there a black cloud hanging over Fort Worth’s Toadies? You might think so based on the alt-rock band’s recent history. Their major-label debut for Interscope, 1994’s Rubberneck—a painfully angst-ridden record—went platinum after two years of incessant touring, but some strange stuff happened during all that time on the road:…

The Hole Story

May 31, 1996 By Jason Cohen

Austin’s Butthole Surfers have always been very strange. But these days, the strangest thing about them is their mainstream respectability.