In these waning days of dead-tree media, one might expect that more than ever the topics that do make their tortured way between covers to sit on the dwindling number of bookstore shelves are more worthy than ever.
In the ongoing drama in the wake of the punch heard 'round the (punk-rock) world at SXSW, Ben Weasel has announced that the 25th anniversary celebration of Screeching Weasel at Reggies on Memorial Day weekend will go on--at least until there's further word that it won't.
"Screeching Weasel fans around the world who are wondering if Weaselfest will happen, please be assured that everything is being done to ensure that it goes off as planned," according to a note recently added to the Reggies Website.
Apparently Foster is trying to put together yet another new version of his groundbreaking band and replace several of the opening acts that have dropped off the three-day bill as a protest of his actions in Texas. Several other road gigs for the group had to be canceled, however, after all of Foster's current bandmates quit following the altercation at the Scoot Inn.